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?
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
The answer maybe is a chimney type appendage to make the blowing air come
up very high in the are away from the leaves.
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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?
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.
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.
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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