Garden electric vacuum

This is driving me potty. I want a garden electric vacuum, but i can only find vacuum/blowers. The problem with these is that they do not have a dedicated vacuum. So when vacuum the blower is still operational so I spend a inordinate amount of time chasing the leaves around the garden. Can some kind person point me to a dedicated garden vacuum please?
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On 27/10/2018 11:19, Broadback wrote:

You could simply use a vaccuum cleaner - like a henry
without a bag
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Would that be electrically safe, remember leaves are wet. Brian
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It would if it’s a wet/dry vac. My Ryobi is completely safe even with water inches deep being vacuumed up after a leak etc.

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On 27/10/2018 11:19, Broadback wrote:

I guess if there's sucking there's got to be blowing somewhere: where else will the air go?
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On 27/10/2018 11:49, DerbyBorn wrote:

Into a very big balloon?
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On 27/10/2018 11:51, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

Well my petrol blower/vac handled it very well, by blowing into a part of the machine well away from the vacuum area!
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Of course many indoor vacuums use a lot of their power in pumping air through filters to stop the muck coming straight through and out the back. I suppose this approach could be done for gardens, but the dampness of the debris that might get through could easily, and very quickly clog up the filters. The answer maybe is a chimney type appendage to make the blowing air come up very high in the are away from the leaves. Brian
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Bagpipes, that is the answer quite obviously, Get a set of bagpipes and serenade the neighbours while sucking up the leaves. Brian
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On 27/10/2018 11:49, DerbyBorn wrote:

Keeps your plums warm
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Down the Neutral Wire?
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On Sat, 27 Oct 2018 11:19:56 +0100, Broadback

I don't understand. I can't see how it can suck and blow at the same time through the one pipe. Although I don't have one, my late mother had a Flymo vacuum/blower (before that she simply used the domestic Hoover on the lawn!). There was an internal flap that was changed over from suck to blow by pulling a string to move the flap. On suck, the leaves were directed into a coarse-woven bag. Is yours something like that? If so, is it properly moving over from one position to the other, or does it stick half way?
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On 27/10/2018 12:07, Chris Hogg wrote:

Balanced flue?
Although I don't have one, my late mother

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On 27/10/2018 11:19, Broadback wrote:

We have 2 oak trees in the garden, and use the rotary mower with the height set high to vacuum the leaves up. Works a treat. Have tried leaf suckers in the past but they always seem to get clogged up and need emptying forever.
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On 27/10/2018 12:54, Andy Bennet wrote:

I take on board what everyone says,but why is there a switch to move from vacuum to blow, it seems to do nothing!
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On 27/10/18 13:12, Broadback wrote:

n my old Flymo there is a 3-position setting at the end of the nozzle - vacuum, blow, and vacuum/blow. In the latter position, there is a thin jet directed forward to loosen leaves and "blow" them into the air a little so they can be sucked by the vacuum into the collection bag (via a shredding "strimmer" just before the collection bag). I assume modern versions can do the same thing.
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Not wanting to state the obvious here but do not all vacuums blow the other end, the point is does it have a way to take up the leaves and put them somewhere.
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On 27/10/2018 11:19, Broadback wrote:

The presenter on todays final 2018 program at 'the Beechgrove' (*) was testing an electric leaf blower/vacuum.
It seemed pretty useless at sucking, but he admitted the leaves were wet.
Available on the iPlayer.
(*) Scottish BBC gardening program.
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