How NOT to use a blower?
In these drought conditions, I felt it was a good idea to start using a blower to clean off the terrace rather than use up a bunch of water. I am now the proud owner of a very, very nice blower with a very long extension cord.
I used said blower for the first time yesterday. I blew the terrace, the front courtyard and walk and the garage. I thought about blowing the entire one acre but decided that that would be silly.
I created such a vortex in the area between two tall walls and the double set of sliding glass doors, I thought I was going to be lifted right off the ground.
I inhaled nasty stuff and I wasn't wearing safety glasses.
I didn't read the instructions. I mean, I know how to use a vacuum cleaner and the blower seemed sort of the same to be only it blows out instead of sucks in.
Along the way, I decided that I would make time to go to the tools forum and ask those people how to use a blower.
I did not have any injuries but in retrospect, it seems that my brain must have been temporarily in the shut off mode yesterday.