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Clod    Posted 06-05-2004 at 11:15:06       [Reply]  [No Email]

Hello boys! Now look at this pushmower.. There is a big shop here,,The welders spend a lot of time getting the floors dirty,I do my share of that too working on engines and hydro systems.The boss wants the shop to look like a place of business for interior decorators because it tracks into the office carpet... So I get another inspiration,,,Take a pushmower .Remove to blade,, Put a flat piece of iron just the size of the blade .Fix a brush kinda like those wide brooms we sweep with,Bolt it to the flat blade you made.So when you crank the engine the brush will rotate,Ofcourse you need less RPM than you would mowing. So its swirling the dust and stuff around under there..Then you only need a way to get that dust into a bag ,,Like the vacuum bags but larger..So you might have a fan that also is driven by the crankshaft up there above the blade connection. There are pulleys that fit the shaft available. So you just push the mower over the floor like you are mowing it,,Except you are sweeping it into the bag.. I hate pushbrooms!

Herb    Posted 06-06-2004 at 01:08:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
That looks like the mower someone stole from me last summer. They stole my buddy's riding mower along with it.

Bob/Ont    Posted 06-05-2004 at 18:26:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clod, if you could talk your boss into moving the shop up to Wa, then you could get Willy N to come by once a week and give it a blast with his water cannon. All he would need to do would be drive by the door and blast into the shop and it would be clean. You would just have to haul all the welding machines and steel plate back in he blasted out the door and leave the mess outside.
Later Bob

Husker    Posted 06-05-2004 at 12:42:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Clod- your inspiration sounds good. How about attach a platform on top and sit your shop Vac on it and run the hose to the discharge area in a snout? (just thought I would help) LOL

Clipper    Posted 06-05-2004 at 11:26:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'd think a good large wet/dry Vac will accomplish just what yer looking to do....and a gas engine running inna shop will stink the place up real quick too. IMHO. :^)

Fern(Mi)    Posted 06-05-2004 at 11:41:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Meddling old fool. shut up. you're putting a damper on dale anne's or was it lenore's rosey bussiness.
anyway...., I hates it when beer-tenders medle in private enterprize. Besides, I like's the way I'm thinking now? or was that stinking now?
PS I'll have to get back when I sorted some of my messes out. Off to bale the hay!!!!

Fern(Mi)    Posted 06-05-2004 at 11:23:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now Clod: I like the way your mind's working this afternoon. LMAO

Clod    Posted 06-05-2004 at 11:47:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clipper ,,This place is bigger than a submarine,,Think big..Yes Fern ..Laziness has its rewards..

Cindi    Posted 06-05-2004 at 12:19:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
As low wo(man) on the totem pole at our shop, I was the sweeper. It took me about ten minutes to find and crank up a leaf blower. I was told I broke a record in laziness. I just kept saying 'huh'...'huh?' and pointing at the blower. Couldn't hear a thing. (wink)

Clod    Posted 06-05-2004 at 13:08:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ok,,The leaf blower ,cindy would stir up dust that would get into everything.Otherwise that would be good,,Now Husker is pretty close bt his input on the shop vac, Clipper came up with the shop vac idea but if you dont swirl the stuff on the floor and cover a wide area then it would be slow.Some of the slag from the torches are not loose enogh unless to hit them with something like the brooms. As for the stik and noise of the gas engine Clipper mentioned,,We are used to that atmosphere..But Clipper got to look at the subs nuke motor,,Clipper,, Can you offer us a diagram?? I heard two guys on shortwave some years agop saying they could power a city with one of those nuclear sub engines.Maybe Clipper stuck one in his duffel bag? I wonder how those guys keep their sanity on those subs? Like you cant say ,,Captian,, I'm gona step out for the weekend!

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