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    Why not extend the tube on a backpack blower?

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    Blow up roof to other side of roof to?
    Rake drags brash down...
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    I made one out of a extending pool cleaning pole I picked up somewhere. Just stuck a rake in the end and drilled a hole through to keep it in, small bolt with a wing nut and the rake comes out. Adjusts to what height I need.

    Too late to get a pic.


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    I like it!

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    Just raking the roof wouldn't cut it here - they want the roof blown spotless and I don't blame them!

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    If you have a roof bowing under its own weight, covered in moss with signs of dry rot, ain't gonna get blown. No stepping foot on it.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nutball View Post
    Why not extend the tube on a backpack blower?
    Having had a roofing business for 17 years, I almost never use a blower on a roof, due to potential damage/future issues. When I do, I make CERTAIN to blow directly down slope. Lots can go wrong with a blower on a roof. Any loose tabs flap up, allowing trash/debris to get under it....too many variables to be worth it to me.
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    If I have to tell someone not to blow upwards on the shingles, I always ask if they had stupid biscuits with breakfast.

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    The rake on a pole seems like a great idea to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterBlaster View Post
    If I have to tell someone not to blow upwards on the shingles, I always ask if they had stupid biscuits with breakfast.
    My response lately to the guys has been "I bet you were a square peg in a round hole kinda kid". Now it's just "hey peg boy" or "FFS peg boy".