Has anyone ever tried doing this before?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by snippy, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. snippy

    snippy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    No work today for me so when the missus left for work she leaves me a list of chores to do, so of course as soon as she was out the door it was straight onto the computer and before you knew it it was nearly home time again and I'd done diddly squat all day long and began to panic.
    One of the chores was to sweep the floor and with time fast running out I had a stroke of genius and decided to do it with the trusty Stihl blower...BAD IDEA... crap went everywhere, the more I tried to corner that dirt the more it ended up in places it never even was to start with.
    Needless to say the wife wanted to bust me over the head with the trusty Stihl when she got home.
    Has anyone ever tried a stunt like this? if so whats your technique for cornering that household debris ?

    Should I have mowed first? :confused:
  2. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    Yes, I tried it, and my results were the same, Angry wife wanting to club me with a broom...hehehehehe
  3. meathead1134

    meathead1134 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 637

    I haven't even though of that but a great attempt:D
  4. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    You used a 2 cycle blower to sweep the floor inside of your home.

    Do you live in a garage or open trailer home?

    As you learned, that was not the brightest idea. Is it easy to dust the oil residue off of your furniture and things or did you just fire up the pressure washer?
  5. Moe Fish

    Moe Fish LawnSite Member
    from Fla
    Messages: 72

    the pressure waser is used for pots and pan. You hang them on the line outside :)
  6. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    It wasn't my house...:D :D :D It's her parent's place.( in laws)
  7. Wells

    Wells LawnSite Member
    from SLC UT
    Messages: 0

    I've used the blower to blow dust out of the air ducts in the house before.
    Needless to say most of the dust ends up somewhere else in the house, but the air ducts are clean.
  8. MImowerkid

    MImowerkid LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    I'm 15 and one of my chores other than mowing my lawn and about 27 others is to clean out my mom's car. well I found out that rather than luging out the old shop vac , I can just use the b.p. blower , works Great!
  9. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    Yep Mowerkid, it works great for Drying off the car as well.
  10. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    I haven't but my neighbor (and good customer) borrowed my back pack to blow out her garage. Well she decided to blow out the laundry room which was attached to the garage. Well a leaf blower in a house, that is not a good idea. Since she set off the smoke detector. That was a hard on the explain to the Fire dept.

    Mower kid I will have to try that next time I clean the truck.

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