Ok, I used my dust collector today. but in a different way.
For about 14 years I have bee procrastinating over the purchase of one of
those ceiling fan wands that are electrostatically charged and collect the
dust off of the fan blades. We have 5 ceiling fans and I finally gave in
and picked one up, I was tired of waving the vacuum wand around up there.
I approach the first fan and successfully cleaned all five blades with out
mishap if you don't count me gagging at the sight of what I had collected
with that wand. So dirty was the fluffy end of the wand that I decided to
clean the thing. Didn't want to wet it down and make mud and didn't want to
shake it in the wind or else the EPA would probably be paying me a visit.
Probably too quickly I thought, stick it in the DC hose and let the
collector suck it clean. WOW that worked better than I expected and I
managed to not let go of the fluffy wand during the procedure.
I approach ceiling fan number 2 with a big smile on my face and go to wiping
down the 5 blades. ;~((( Euwwwwwwww, there was tons of stuff coming
down on me like I was in a dust storm. I looked down at the floor and began
to gag again.... I'll have words with my son about how clean he keeps his
Same results with fans number 3,4, and 5. Oddly the fluffy electrostaticly
charged wand is sill clean as a whistle. Basically, the wand up and "quit".
Ok, I bet most of you can see where this is going. My dust collector is so
powerful that it sucked away all the fluffy wand's electronic
My question, how do I reenergize, the electrostatic charge in my fluffy
wand? Perhaps start the dust collector and caress the out side of the hose
with the fluffy wand? ;~)
Seriously, how do you get that static attraction back?