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Old 10-08-2012, 03:23 AM
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Not for me. Digging anything other than to replace a turf head can involve jackhammers or backhoes. Bring that kid to Hawaii and I can probably make it so he will never touch a shovel voluntarily again.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:11 AM
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i have used a shop vac to suck a fertilizer spill on a nice lawn. actually worked, but was quite time consuming.
Strange, we use them for digging footings under cabins, cleaning valve boxes out, post holes, excavating for leak repair, etc.

It took a while to get the oldtimers to give er a try but once they see how much easier and cleaner a shop vac is, they are sold.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:06 PM
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Strange, we use them for digging footings under cabins, cleaning valve boxes out, post holes, excavating for leak repair, etc.

It took a while to get the oldtimers to give er a try but once they see how much easier and cleaner a shop vac is, they are sold.
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im sold, thanks
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:14 PM
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i have used a shop vac to suck a fertilizer spill on a nice lawn. actually worked, but was quite time consuming.
your the sheet. i really appreciate this! never remotely occured to me...
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:53 PM
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If only they made a shop vac with a lithiun ion battery, without the bucket and filter part, and compact to fit on a service truck. Kind of like this but sucking.

http://m.stihlusa.com/products/blowe...blowers/bga85/

I bought one the other day, pretty neat tool. No gas or mix to keep up with.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:31 PM
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If only they made a shop vac with a lithiun ion battery, without the bucket and filter part, and compact to fit on a service truck. Kind of like this but sucking.

http://m.stihlusa.com/products/blowe...blowers/bga85/

I bought one the other day, pretty neat tool. No gas or mix to keep up with.
Both rigid and milwalkie do.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:42 AM
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It wasn't. I said to the landscaper that OSHA would be all over his butt if they saw that.
Last I knew, OSHA does not regulate the activities of teens in their yards.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:13 PM
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your the sheet. i really appreciate this! never remotely occured to me...
thanks, and it works quite well, but have to kinda comb thru the grass to keep getting granules down deep in the turf. it does take a while to get enough out to not cause a burn, etc
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:14 PM
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Strange, we use them for digging footings under cabins, cleaning valve boxes out, post holes, excavating for leak repair, etc.

It took a while to get the oldtimers to give er a try but once they see how much easier and cleaner a shop vac is, they are sold.
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please explain, i cant see how a shop vac is gonna suck up all that soil without shovel work etc? or am i missing something here
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:22 PM
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Right now I would enjoy being a monkey on a shovel, just digging and digging and digging. The office and phone and emailing and scheduling really gets to me right now.
Low of 22 the other night had my phone ringing off the hook. Thought it was going to melt or sort out.
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