longer tube on blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by walkerowner06, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. walkerowner06

    walkerowner06 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 79

    If you extend the tube on a backpack blower will it hurt the blower? i have a ebz8001 and i was thinking about ordering another tube so i could make it a little longer. i don't plan on using the longer tube everyday but i thought that the longer tube would come handy blowing leaves out of flower beds that have lots of shrubery. I just want to know what effect it will have on the blower.
  2. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    The air velocity will drop significantly with more tube - IMO. :usflag:
  3. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,051

    You may want to get the duck bill tube end made by Redmax. I got it this fall but didn't use it very much because i was mostly blowing large piles instead of beds and smaller more precise areas. It does work nice and has a wide ange end to blow under cars and in hard to reach areas. cost about $25 at my dealer. fits all Redmax blowers except the 8000 and maybe the 8001 because those have a larger diameter tube.
  4. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Messages: 558

    I put an extra piece of tube(about 2 ft) on my echo (cant remember the number)
    It didn't have quite enough umph to blow off the grave markers like I wanted to with the stock length
    Now I can go down the middle of two rows of markers and get the back of one row and the front of the next row
    There may be some difference but not enough to offset the time savings

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