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Posted: 03/07/12 04:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sbishop wrote:

Thanks for the replys, I'll try the Ryobi and the Mini Mighty Blower, I've got some Ryobi 18vdc tools maybe the batteries would be the same. I didn't look at Walmart because I didn't think about garden stuff there and there isn't one within 30 miles of our house. I like the one we have for blowing the night blooming jasmine and azalea blooms off the deck and blowing off the floor in my garage and a couple of other places but never ever, would I take it in the MoHo, never.

I don't blow off stuff near our property line because the gardners that care for the dirt yard next door, blow the leaves from the trees into our yard and the dust from their dirt into the air and all over our house. The DW finally got them to understand what they were doing and they are a lot more careful now, I neither of us speak spanish but some how her cool calm and collected demeanor prevailed where my impatience failed. Sugar and flies...

I used to blow stuff off with my shop vac but I have to wear hearing protection to do that and the DW would never drag it thru her house to blow off the deck, or pull it around the yard.
Yes - the Ryobi batteries can be used on all the Ryobi stuff. And - you are really in luck - you can get the blower without the battery and charger for just $39.97 at Home Depot.


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Iris, I thought I made it clear that I didn't use it camping and have never entertained the idea but others have and they have a right to use theirs just like I have a right to ask them to stop if they are blowing stuff my way. No need to get upset. Like Jim said, chil out a little and stay on topic please.


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While looking for leaf blower/vacuums last night, to maybe replace my worn out B&D Leaf Hog, I came across a rechargable Craftsman blower at Sears. It was part of the C3 series of rechargables.

From the size of the impeller, I suspect the thing is not very powerful, and I can't guess how long it will run on a battery charge. But it was just about the lightest thing I handled.

Homelite makes a very light corded blower that would be more powerful, but it was slightly larger and heavier.


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I use a small weed eater blower that I think I got at walmart for around 30 bucks. They do come in handy for keeping your campsite tidy. They are also very handy when packing up to leave. I will use it to blow off the awning, and blow off the top of the slide before closing it. I do not however blow stuff all over someone elses site and I try to use it at a time that most folks are busy or away from their sites.


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Several of my neighbors at home have electric leaf blowers. They are extremely quiet and not bothersome. Good thing they are quiet as they use them for hours on end sometimes.

My gas leaf blower is quite noisy, but I never run it more than 5 to 10 minutes and only maybe a few times a month.

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I have seem used to keep a camp fire going (green wood)
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rockportrocket wrote:

In Texas, they are called rakes, u know the small ones.


Same here in Wa. How 'bout that? We also use brooms. I presume you folks have them too.

The last thing I want to hear when I am kicking back sipping a cool one enjoying listening to critters is a leaf blower.


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hone eagle wrote:

I have seem used to keep a camp fire going (green wood)
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I use mine at home to encourage damp leaves to burn :-)

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tvman44 wrote:

We use one all the time and so do a lot of other people.


Same here, and I don't give a hoot about who complains because they are the type who will complain no matter what you do. I use mine for a few brief seconds to clean off my patio mat, and to date have NEVER blown anything on anyone else's space. I also do it mostly the same time that the maintenance guys are using theirs, so anyone who complains can blow it out their ear.

Cranky people don't move me much. My mat is clean in 2 seconds, the broom pushers take a lot longer than that. If they prefer to sweep, they can knock themselves out. My mat is the type that it is difficult to get with a broom as the wide slats in it catch leaves and such that the leaf blower blows out in seconds.

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belfert wrote:

Several of my neighbors at home have electric leaf blowers. They are extremely quiet and not bothersome. Good thing they are quiet as they use them for hours on end sometimes.



You will never convince the grumpy gramps around here that they are not bothersome. Some people are born to gripe. Probably the same group who will get angry at the sound of their neighbor's lawn mower, then get angry that the neighbor's grass is too long if they don't use it.

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