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leaf blower trick... finally

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by abrucerd, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. abrucerd

    abrucerd Member

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    after years of seeing others, I finally got around to doing the leaf blower trick... with a pic to prove it.
    IMG_20120913_103931.jpg

    ready for the winter!
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  2. Harman Lover 007

    Harman Lover 007 Minister of Fire

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    Is that a leaf blower...or a leaf sucker???
  3. abrucerd

    abrucerd Member

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    it's a leaf blower, that has a leaf sucker option... kind of like:
    [​IMG]
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  4. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Not much discharge on that suck job. just sayn.

  5. imacman

    imacman Guest

    Maybe his stove is just way cleaner than yours to begin with.....just sayin ;lol
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  6. DneprDave

    DneprDave Burning Hunk

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    I cleaned my stove using the leaf blower trick just the other day!

    I just handed the leaf blower to my wife and said, "Put this side of the leaf blower on top of the chimney and turn it on!" It was real easy, she didn't get any soot on her or anything! ;lol

    Dave
  7. Hitch

    Hitch Member

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    I don't think there is another context in which that post can be made without getting in a lot of trouble.
  8. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Hey now thats only a seasons worth.... :p
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  9. abrucerd

    abrucerd Member

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    I had already done a full cleaning in May, and the photo taken after about a minute, minute thirty of the blower running... still, wasn't nearly as dark as that video. Now that I have the adapter, I'll probably try it again in November/December... see how it goes with fresh ash.
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  10. DexterDay

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    Looks awesome.... My favorite cleaning tool!


    Nice vid Smoke. Makes me proud every time I see it.
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  11. UncleAnthony

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    nice picture,works great!
  12. smwilliamson

    smwilliamson Minister of Fire

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    I see it and will say it again...you people are nuts. Cleaning stoves with yard equipment up on yer roof is insane, dangerous, pollutious (I made up that word) and overall just plain silly.
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  13. DirtyDave

    DirtyDave Feeling the Heat

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  14. smoke show

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    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion...
  15. DneprDave

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    I was never in any danger! ;lol

    Dave
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  16. GrahamInVa

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    Yea... well... it works
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    hossthehermit Minister of Fire

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    Yeah, they should be ashaimed.........
  18. Washed-Up

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    I borrowed a leaf blower and was amazed how well my stove has been running since...now I am looking to buy one...any recommendations? I looked at a Husqvarna...470 cfm, 250$
    Any opinions welcome





  19. I'm lovin' the novelty of the Leaf Blower Trick and can't wait to try it out for myself. Thanks for posting. Don't mind the haters! :)
  20. P38X2

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    Pollutious..... Rickyism?
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  21. RightSeatCessna

    RightSeatCessna New Member

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    You need a leaf sucker for this, correct?
  22. P38X2

    P38X2 Minister of Fire

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    Leaf blower with vacuum capabilities. I looked into the Weed eater WEB150 ($25-30) but it doesn't have the proper intake port on the bottom. You usually have to rig up a couple common inexpensive adapters to make it work but on that particular model there'd too much fartin around to get it to do its thing.

    Do a search for "leafblower".
  23. DexterDay

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    An electric model works best. In most situations anyways.
  24. smwilliamson

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    You folks are silly. Silly, silly silly.
  25. joescho

    joescho Feeling the Heat

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    I have a leaf blower kind of like the one pictured, but I always have a hard time getting it to go from blow to suck...:p

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