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    Quote Originally Posted by ven View Post
    Like the scarecrow with a rake CG , bet that scares all the birds off!

    I'll be out there until the grass seed germinates. "GET OFF MY LAWN!!!"
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    i use my 20v dewalt blower for different purposes, i take it camping, i use it as a pump, for mattresses, and other inflatable things, and i use it to start a fire in a grill. or in a fire pit.
    I never thought of using a 20v blower for that, thanks for the idea. The only problem is making an adapter to fit things maybe standard hose size stuff is the same will have to check.
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    I still can't believe you guys used a blower on the coils of your refrigerator. Where ya'll think the dust bunnies would go? Were they supposed to run outside?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    I still can't believe you guys used a blower on the coils of your refrigerator. Where ya'll think the dust bunnies would go? Were they supposed to run outside?
    LOL... that really was a OH SHI# moment!

    I also use my leaf blower to blow out my clothes dryer vent. At my previous house there were three right angle turns and a total run of about 28 feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    LOL... that really was a OH SHI# moment!

    I also use my leaf blower to blow out my clothes dryer vent. At my previous house there were three right angle turns and a total run of about 28 feet.
    I can see your better half in slow motion, yelling - "NOOOOOO!" as she and everything else in the room became engulfed in dust.

    I hadn't realized that the Moody Blues song, Late Lament, was about some guy and his blower.

    Breathe deep the gathering gloom,
    Watch lights fade from every room.
    Bedsitter people look back and lament,
    Another day's useless energy spent.
    Impassioned lovers wrestle as one,
    Lonely man cries for love and has none.
    New mother picks up and suckles her son,
    Senior citizens wish they were young.
    Cold hearted orb that rules the night,
    Removes the colours from our sight.
    Red is grey and yellow white.
    But we decide which is right.
    And which is an illusion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppy View Post
    LOL... that really was a OH SHI# moment!

    I also use my leaf blower to blow out my clothes dryer vent. At my previous house there were three right angle turns and a total run of about 28 feet.
    What are you doing drying leaves with your clothes? :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Arc View Post
    I never thought of using a 20v blower for that, thanks for the idea. The only problem is making an adapter to fit things maybe standard hose size stuff is the same will have to check.
    you don't have to make anything, dewalt comes with inflating adapters, but i did have to 3d print one for mattresses cuz the one that came was a bit too big.

    also if you use it to blow the fire, put both extensions, and keep it as far as possible from the fire, cuz wind picks up the ash and the pump sucks it in, i'm planing to 3d print an adapter for a automotive cone air filter. and put it on the intake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpg88 View Post
    you don't have to make anything, dewalt comes with inflating adapters, but i did have to 3d print one for mattresses cuz the one that came was a bit too big.

    also if you use it to blow the fire, put both extensions, and keep it as far as possible from the fire, cuz wind picks up the ash and the pump sucks it in, i'm planing to 3d print an adapter for a automotive cone air filter. and put it on the intake.
    I don't have a dewalt though, mind is B&D I would need to double check things to see if parts of the air tube can be disconnected and what diameter is there I'm not sure that I can easily remove the nozzle that changes from round to flat slot output.
    I do have a 6v inflator that needs a new battery if I new how much current that it requires I could buy a buck circuit to reduce 20v to 6V at needed amps and use it for an inflator perhaps. Not a huge concern as I do have an air mattress now I haven't used it at all and don't need it right now either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    I can see your better half in slow motion, yelling - "NOOOOOO!" as she and everything else in the room became engulfed in dust.

    <SNIP>
    Fortunately she was out of the house and I was able to clean the mess up before she got back.

    Her father was with me, and this is ONE time that he didn't rat me out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpg88 View Post
    i use my 20v dewalt blower for different purposes, i take it camping, i use it as a pump, for mattresses, and other inflatable things, and i use it to start a fire in a grill. or in a fire pit.
    We had a Queen sized, double high inflatable bed/mattress, for camping and the rare extra guests.
    I have used my 110V leaf blower to fill that baby up. Fortunately that baby has gone to the deflated mattress burial ground.

    Now, when we travel with stuff that needs to get blown up, we use this slower, but much more compact unit. It does do well with fires too.





    If you look at the base it has an adapter for swimming pool tubes etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Arc View Post
    I don't have a dewalt though, mind is B&D I would need to double check things to see if parts of the air tube can be disconnected and what diameter is there I'm not sure that I can easily remove the nozzle that changes from round to flat slot output.
    I do have a 6v inflator that needs a new battery if I new how much current that it requires I could buy a buck circuit to reduce 20v to 6V at needed amps and use it for an inflator perhaps. Not a huge concern as I do have an air mattress now I haven't used it at all and don't need it right now either.
    i have a 6v rechargeable inflator too, coleman,, it originally came with 4ah 6v lead acid battery, but it did not have enough capacity to inflate\deflate 2 tall mattresses, i replaced lead acid battery with 5 subc nimh tenergy cells 4ah iirc, on paper it should not make any difference as far as runtime, but in reality it has much more, enough for both mattresses, and still going strong. (my guess oem lead acid battery was real crappy) i never really measured the current, nimh seem to provide plenty, i did have to get a different charger thou,
    it did a good job with blowing fires too, but blower is so much stronger, that is why i bought it, inflating is just extra benefit. the coleman inflator is also how i learned about ash, i had to take it apart and clean out ash from impeller, it got clogged it so bad it barely inflated mattresses.
    if your b&d is this one, the tube should come off, seems like you need to push those orange circles in and pull the tube, if the part of the blower that the tube slips onto, is round an adapter can be 3d printed, if you measure it accurately, i can make a file and print it. but only if it is round, oval things are hell to match, with my limited design skills
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpg88 View Post
    i have a 6v rechargeable inflator too, coleman,, it originally came with 4ah 6v lead acid battery, but it did not have enough capacity to inflate\deflate 2 tall mattresses, i replaced lead acid battery with 5 subc nimh tenergy cells 4ah iirc, on paper it should not make any difference as far as runtime, but in reality it has much more, enough for both mattresses, and still going strong. (my guess oem lead acid battery was real crappy) i never really measured the current, nimh seem to provide plenty, i did have to get a different charger thou,
    it did a good job with blowing fires too, but blower is so much stronger, that is why i bought it, inflating is just extra benefit. the coleman inflator is also how i learned about ash, i had to take it apart and clean out ash from impeller, it got clogged it so bad it barely inflated mattresses.
    if your b&d is this one, the tube should come off, seems like you need to push those orange circles in and pull the tube, if the part of the blower that the tube slips onto, is round an adapter can be 3d printed, if you measure it accurately, i can make a file and print it. but only if it is round, oval things are hell to match, with my limited design skills
    My 6v inflator is a coleman with the 6V battery also and that leaf blower looks like mine I will have to look at it again tomorrow If it is a more common size I may be able to find a Cantex adapter to fit it to a smaller hose. I do have a sort of bicycle pump for the mattress also and adapters in my 12v car compressor too. I do have a portable 120v air compressor that may do in a pinch also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpg88 View Post
    i have a 6v rechargeable inflator too, coleman,, it originally came with 4ah 6v lead acid battery, but it did not have enough capacity to inflate\deflate 2 tall mattresses, i replaced lead acid battery with 5 subc nimh tenergy cells 4ah iirc, on paper it should not make any difference as far as runtime, but in reality it has much more, enough for both mattresses, and still going strong. (my guess oem lead acid battery was real crappy) <SNIP>
    About 20 years ago I had a B&D 6V lead acid battery string trimmer. It was OK, the first year I had it, but by the 3rd year, it wouldn't hold a charge.

    About 8 years ago, I think it was Coleman, but it might have been Thermos, had a 6V SLA lantern. They also had a swap-able snap in 6V SLA for it. There were many complaints from customers, because the battery wouldn't take a charge, or had little capacity. IIRC, SLA batteries need to be kept at full charge, or they degrade. Many, but not all sat on the shelves long enough that they were near dead at the time of purchase, and the batteries were shot.


    I just googled it and found it.
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    About 20 years ago I had a B&D 6V lead acid battery string trimmer. It was OK, the first year I had it, but by the 3rd year, it wouldn't hold a charge.

    About 8 years ago, I think it was Coleman, but it might have been Thermos, had a 6V SLA lantern. They also had a swap-able snap in 6V SLA for it. There were many complaints from customers, because the battery wouldn't take a charge, or had little capacity. IIRC, SLA batteries need to be kept at full charge, or they degrade. Many, but not all sat on the shelves long enough that they were near dead at the time of purchase, and the batteries were shot.


    I just googled it and found it.
    Coleman CPX-6 rechargeable battery
    Yeah I remember that lantern and was interested in it till I found the rechargeable battery pack was an expensive lead acid one as I had had it with that tech having way too many things with the batteries in them no longer working and replacing the batteries in them was more than buying a decent lithium ion device that does the same thing. It is very sad that battery makers have not embraced lithium ion tech the way the cordless tool companies have. Coleman had a decent idea with the CPX-6 but blew it when they chose lead acid tech in it if they had put a lithium ion battery option I believe that lantern would have sold like mad once people started using it and recharging it and 6 month later it still worked great instead the lead acid batteries in it 6 month later without being charged a time or two would have been depleted enough to give lousy performance compared to the primary battery option. My problem is since I didn't use the devices that I had SLAs for the batteries all ended up slowly going bad and when I did need them they were dead. A backup lantern that isn't being constantly on a trickle charge is junk if it depends on lead acid. I recall nicad based lights I thought were neat and you did save money on batteries but in a few years them trickle charging cripple the capacity of the batteries down to 15% or so and since the batteries had about 1/3 the capacity of alkaleaks dropping it any amount meant lousy performance and your neat rechargeable light was another annoying toy.
    I also had similar issues with non LSD nimh that pushed me back to using alkaleaks for backup lights too and pretty much my regular nimh batteries sit unused because LSD batteries first and now lithium ion tech have replaced them.
    I just wish we had third party lighting solutions for cordless tool lines we could see a larger variety and a lot cheaper prices too.
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