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Is static a problem when blowing leaves thru PVC pipe???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnScapers of Dayton, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,571

    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
     
  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    I think Myth Busters did an episode on something similar. I wouldn't worry to much about it.
     
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,571

    I actually saw that one but could remember if it was an issue.....tha nks
     
  4. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,285

    i had one set up on a trailer, it did great until i tried wet leaves, they stuck and clogged up the pipe
     
  5. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,216

    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
     
  6. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,571

    I was thinking of fire........thanks for the responses.....
     

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