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LawnScapers of Dayton
09-18-2008, 05:53 PM
I am in the process of mounting my BG vac on my plow mount to vacuum leaves and blow them in a box on my dump bed.......is there any issue with static and blowing leaves thru a PVC pipe to the box..........pics soon.....

THanks

Grits
09-18-2008, 06:49 PM
I think Myth Busters did an episode on something similar. I wouldn't worry to much about it.

LawnScapers of Dayton
09-18-2008, 08:19 PM
I actually saw that one but could remember if it was an issue.....tha nks

ffemt1271
09-18-2008, 08:41 PM
i had one set up on a trailer, it did great until i tried wet leaves, they stuck and clogged up the pipe

Nosmo
09-19-2008, 05:52 AM
I can see where the wet leaves would be a clogging problem. I think DRM Ventures is concerned about a fire.

It certainly would be a problem if the leaves began smoldering in the middle of the pile in the trailer box. Has anyone ever had a fire in the trailer box ?

Nosmo

LawnScapers of Dayton
09-19-2008, 06:40 AM
I was thinking of fire........thanks for the responses.....