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Old 10-25-2012, 06:59 AM   #61
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I also learned/discovered that my $89 shop vacuum from Home Depot makes a great leaf blower. The deck was covered with leaves, I'm usually not too anal about leaves and racking them, but the leaves were getting caught in the dog's pants and he had been bringing them in the house. Hilda Hustomte (the Roomba vacuum) has not liked the extra work. The shop vac either "sucks things up" or "blows them out." An extension cord, swapping the vacuum nozzle to "blow" instead of suck, and 10 minutes of my time, the deck was cleared of leaves. Who needs to a leaf blower when the shop vac will do?
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:01 AM   #62
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:22 AM   #63
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I also learned/discovered that my $89 shop vacuum from Home Depot makes a great leaf blower. The deck was covered with leaves, I'm usually not too anal about leaves and racking them, but the leaves were getting caught in the dog's pants and he had been bringing them in the house. Hilda Hustomte (the Roomba vacuum) has not liked the extra work. The shop vac either "sucks things up" or "blows them out." An extension cord, swapping the vacuum nozzle to "blow" instead of suck, and 10 minutes of my time, the deck was cleared of leaves. Who needs to a leaf blower when the shop vac will do?
I know shop vacs are for shops/garages, but will they work safely in the yard? I have put down a gravel path under an oak tree with little narrow leaves that strangely enough drop into the gravel. I'd like to use a blower on them -- a vac app if you will -- but would rather not electrocute myself in the process. What do you think?
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:17 AM   #64
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Many shop vacs are intended for wet as well as dry applications. Should not be a problem if plugged into a properly grounded outlet.
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I was just wondering where Lucas was.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:20 PM   #66
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I learned that if you use fat free greek yogurt to make tatzhiki it will taste like
garlic-y chalk. It is one of those times that "fat-free" is equavalent to "taste-free."
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I learned that you can actually make a tasty moist chocolate cake without eggs, dairy, wheat, gluten, soy or chocolate! It actually called for raw cacao and chocolate flavoured almond milk!
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I learned that you can actually make a tasty moist chocolate cake without eggs, dairy, wheat, gluten, soy or chocolate! It actually called for raw cacao and chocolate flavoured almond milk!
Recipe please!
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:45 PM   #69
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I also learned/discovered that my $89 shop vacuum from Home Depot makes a great leaf blower. The deck was covered with leaves, I'm usually not too anal about leaves and racking them, but the leaves were getting caught in the dog's pants and he had been bringing them in the house. Hilda Hustomte (the Roomba vacuum) has not liked the extra work. The shop vac either "sucks things up" or "blows them out." An extension cord, swapping the vacuum nozzle to "blow" instead of suck, and 10 minutes of my time, the deck was cleared of leaves. Who needs to a leaf blower when the shop vac will do?
I have a friend who uses the "suck" setting on her lawn and vacuums up the leaves. She's a bit anal. We've used the shop vac after cutting down trees to get up the sawdust/chunks from the lawn.
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Sure thing. I will PM it to you as it is a copyright. Anyone else that wants it let me know!
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