Re: Which Vacuum/Blower?
- From: "Muddymike" <MikeRogers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 15:44:34 +0100
"Malcolm" <mrace@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Nick Maclaren wrote:
In article <b5ednalxLrWPQezVnZ2dnUVZ8tSdnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,Use one in the school where I work - cost new about £600 +vat, bags about
"Muddymike" <MikeRogers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
|> |> > While vacuums do work better, I doubt that the cheap ones are any
|> > more effective than a rake, either.
|> |> For these reasons I use a Billy Goat vacuum. Its big, its noisy, it
uses a |> lot of petrol, and the bag is a pain to empty, but it sucks up
everything in |> its path. As soon as the rain stops for long enough I
shall be using the |> Billy Goat today.
And it's not cheap. I never said that the large, expensive vacuums
Yes the bags are expensive, I have very effectively repaired the zips on my
two simply by purchasing new runners (cost less than a fiver for 4 including
mail from the US) which are normally the bit to wear/break first.
Very affective unless the leaf litter is trodden in and damp.I agree, trodden leaves are ok, damp leaves are ok, both however tend to be
stuck to the ground and take a bit of sucking up. The manufactures say they
will suck up cans and glass bottles, but I don't get too many of them laying
around. Have tried, and yes it does.
I believe the way to empty it is the unzip the flap of the valve and blowthe contents into a netted enclosure.
We lift the bag an empty it into a compost heap.Yes I normally remove mine and lift it onto the heap, just tried the "open
the flap and blow it method" wow, what a dust storm that created, I think I
will stick to the remove and lift method. Must remember not to let the bag
get too full when the leaves are wet as I can't lift it then.
Somewhat overkill for a garden - we have 6 large trees and of the orderof 800m2 of playground.
Depends on the garden. I have over 100 trees and around 300m2 of paved paths
and tarmac drive/yard.
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