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post #21 of 26 Old 08-22-2013, 03:58 PM
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My shop-vac is my best friend at the barn...
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post #22 of 26 Old 08-22-2013, 04:04 PM
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AAARRRGGGHHH!!!!!! The neverending cobweb dilemma!!!!
Actually I take a push broom and knock down a lot of them, then I use my ShopVac to take them off of the broom. In my loft I use both the broom and an old horse brush (that's past-it) and I vacuum. I don't stall during the summer so I try to clean them up before the winter so my horses don't end up wearing them!
Somebody else I know uses a leaf blower to blow them off, then cleans them up on the floor afterwards. =D
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post #23 of 26 Old 08-30-2013, 12:49 AM
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I would leave them there, and only thin them out a bit if they get massive. They are a huge help with flies and other bugs, we hardly have any buzzing around, even in summer in the stables.
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post #24 of 26 Old 08-30-2013, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Well, hubby bought me a duster with an extension. I'll see how it works combined with the leaf blower. When I get behind I'll remember all of you who said "leave them be" but I'm sure I'll still struggle and want to knock them down as I hate how they make my freshly painted stalls look.

I might be dense but I don't get how you all are using a shop vac? What type of shop vac and attachment are you using? mine is a canister with just a hose that would not work for anything high up at all.
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post #25 of 26 Old 09-10-2013, 04:36 PM
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Ugggh I hate Cobwebs!! I spent all yesterday brushing the walls of the barn with a broom

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post #26 of 26 Old 09-10-2013, 04:44 PM
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Peppermint Oil and spray the areas they tend to build the webs :P

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