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Post# 402306   12/10/2018 at 17:41 by scudo (uk)        

I have a not so good G5 and currently have 2 extension hoses.
Out the back along side my fence I have loads of leaves so I was thinking put a hose on the intake and one on the outlet and get the kirby to sling the leaves over the fence. Putting aside any possible fan damage has anyone ever tried this? :-)

My wife hasn't stopped laughing since I suggested this.

Post# 402312 , Reply# 1   12/10/2018 at 18:44 by gregvacs28 (Minnesota)        

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So you're going to blow the leaves into the neighbors yard?


And you're not worried about the potential of damaging the vacuum, and who knows maybe hurting yourself?


Please tell me it's not raining out, as it tends to do sometimes in the U.K.


Are you high?


Did you vote for Brexit.

Post# 402322 , Reply# 2   12/10/2018 at 19:55 by Rowdy141 (United Kingdom)        

You could ask your neighbour if he wants the leaves.
Spend hours raking them up, and boxing them.
Then tell him the cost of postage.
You'll never hear from him again.
I guess that's your aim?

This is not how to get on with people.
Enjoy the tree. Rake up the leaves. Bin them. And enjoy a friendly relationship with your neighbours.

Post# 402324 , Reply# 3   12/10/2018 at 20:06 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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If you are blowing leaves. Nothing leaves are entering the vacuum. Your using it as a leaf blower. If you blew leaves with your g5 in my yard. I'd get my ryobi gas powered backpack leaf blower it has 220 cfm. That is double yours and range of blower would blow away everything. So if you don't want poop shoveled on you don't shovel it on them. That would be funny.

Post# 402326 , Reply# 4   12/10/2018 at 20:17 by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        

What an abuse of a Kirby!

Post# 402330 , Reply# 5   12/10/2018 at 20:20 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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It's going to bore a crater in your commutator the size of the Grand Canyon, and the bobbies will be after you because you broke the health and safety laws.

Post# 402355 , Reply# 6   12/10/2018 at 22:16 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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I believe he's suggesting sucking the leaves up, and letting them blow out onto the neighbor's lawn. idk maybe he hates his neighbor.

I'm with husky on this one, the bobbies will be after you for not having a leaf-blowing-with-a-vacuum-cleaner permit.


Post# 402372 , Reply# 7   12/11/2018 at 04:09 by scudo (uk)        

Come on guys do you think I would seriously destroy a working Kirby. Just me thinking out loud and wondering if it would work. As for the neighbours garden I adjoin a wooded area which is where the leaves come from.

I didn't intend to upset members.

Post# 402381 , Reply# 8   12/11/2018 at 09:23 by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
All the other stuff aside

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I am not sure your plan will work. The diameter of the Kirby hose would not easily accommodate the leaves, unless you had already ground them. If that were the case, just let them stay as compost.

Post# 402389 , Reply# 9   12/11/2018 at 13:25 by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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Why I read vacuumland .

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Post# 402407 , Reply# 10   12/11/2018 at 17:25 by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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Alex Tabor once emptied a water bed with a Kirby that had two hoses attached, one out the window and the other in the mattress drain!

Post# 402408 , Reply# 11   12/11/2018 at 17:26 by Ultralux88 (Denver, Colorado)        

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Alex Tabor once emptied a water bed with a Kirby that had two hoses attached, one out the window and the other in the mattress drain!

Post# 402419 , Reply# 12   12/11/2018 at 20:20 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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I'm sure it would work... if you didn't suck up any twigs that were too big, or rocks.

Post# 402427 , Reply# 13   12/11/2018 at 21:11 by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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Nah nobody's mad, just going along with your theory.

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