Can I use a leaf blower to vacuum up my garage & basement?

by Joan

The leaf vac is powerful. Wish to use in basement and garage to vac up various....bits of insulation, dust.Has anybody tested this idea ?

  7 answers
  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jan 11, 2019

    Remember that the impeller in the vac is going to shred whatever it sucks up. Don't try to suck up anything that will clog or damage the impeller.

  • William William on Jan 11, 2019

    Agree! The impeller is made only for shredding leaves. Anything else can damage the blades on the impeller.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Jan 11, 2019

    Use a broom and dust pan or a shop vacuum instead.

  • Joan Joan on Jan 12, 2019

    Good ole' broom.....

  • William William on Jan 12, 2019

    If it's a blower/vac it is a nulcher. It chops up the leaves as it vacuums. Less recycle bags or bins to fill or to use a nulch.

  • Joan Joan on Jan 12, 2019

    Good enough. Well.....on to the next job. Thank you.

  • Seth Seth on Jan 12, 2019

    Go to your local Facebook Marketplace. You will find several shop vacs for sale. A good shop vac is a worthwhile investment, but you can get a used one for little money. I think you will ruin you leaf blower if you use as a vac.