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Double Barrelled Leaf Gun

blows leaves then sucks them up
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The trouble with leaf blowers is that they blow the leaves all over the place, and can actually create a mess. The trouble with leaf suckers is that they're never really powerful enough to remove masses of wet leaves that are stuck in place, off the ground. Double Barrelled Leaf Gun solves both problems with one device. Here's how it works:

Barrel one delivers a pulsating jet of flame heated air to dislodge the leaves, whilst its partner twin barrel delivers a pulsating suction action, timed to alternate with the first barrel's blowing action. This results in leaves dislodged by barrel one being quickly sucked up by barrel two.

xenzag, Nov 08 2015

Prior art http://www.mad-web....ojects/lockwood.jpg
Device that sucks air in, combusts a charge to create a heated air jet and repeats the cycle. [TomP, Nov 08 2015]

Pulse_20Jet_20Leaf_20Blower [FlyingToaster, Nov 08 2015]


       [+] for Idea + [TomP]'s link.
FlyingToaster, Nov 08 2015

       + to one of tomp's ideas as well...
pashute, Nov 08 2015

       Marketing a device that blows and sucks and involves flame, would interesting but a bit tricky.   


       The pile of leaves I raked up yesterday was dry on top and sloppy wet below. Both a fire, and a slip n fall hazard. With a bad prototype of your device I could have set the house on fire and broke my back. +
popbottle, Nov 09 2015

       Just make both barrels squirt flame. That's all that's required.
8th of 7, Nov 09 2015

       /Both a fire, and a slip n fall hazard./   

       Bad if you slip n fall into the flaming pile. You would need to burrow down to extinguish flaming parts, but this then exposes other parts to the flame.   

       You would have to gamble that pointing the blower/sucker at yourself would blow you out. But it might just fan the flame.   

       Ah, the yin and yang of yardwork.
bungston, Nov 10 2015

       I think I would look like a superhero if I carried this around to rake up the leaves. Love +
blissmiss, Nov 10 2015

       We would rather look like a Supervillain (as long as there are no fluffy white cats involved*)   

       *Except as victims, of course.
8th of 7, Nov 10 2015

       I wonder if you arranged the blower such that the air blew down your pant legs if you could just walk around in a purposeful manner and the leaves would scatter from you?   

       Sort of like the women do when I go to the bar. It might be the roaring leafblower in my pants.
bungston, Nov 11 2015

       I already have a double-barrelled leaf blower. His name is Jonas Parker-Symns.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 11 2015

       Wasn't that Miss Penelope's chauffeur ?
FlyingToaster, Nov 12 2015

       Excellent xenzag. An idea that both sucks & blows! I knew you had it in you!
DrBob, Nov 12 2015


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