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This project came about because the house was starting to look like a vampires nest with all the dirt and spider webs everywhere and I would like to start painting the place.
Trouble is those spiders web are really difficult to get off and using a pressure washer just seem to spread them around, and a brush didn't help much either. I did find however if I spun the brush it seem to work quite well flicking off the dirt and winding the spider webs onto the brush, only one thing for it then,  put a motor on the brush!
The 2 photos are the before and after 30 seconds with the RedNeck Power Bush.

As this instructable is entered in the redneck contest there are references to Hillbilly's, Bogens and rednecks.

Most photos have notes attached
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Step 1: Stuff you will need

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For this project your going to need
  • whipper sniper, bush cutter, weed eater or weed whacker boom. (heavy duty Rednecks will also need the engine)
  • soft circular brush.
  • cordless drill
  • various size hoses.
  • insulation tape

Step 2: Striping down the weed whacker

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First you will need to remove the boom and the line trimmer head  from machine. The throttle cable and any other parts that are in the way will also have to be removed as we are going to straighten the boom.
Its not to difficult just undo the screws and slide the boom off the engine.  The line trimmer head is left hand thread on some models.

Step 3: Straighten the boom and fitting the brush

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To straighten the boom I just carefully put tin the vice and pushed the tube a little bit at a time, and kept repositioning it in the vice, until straight.
To fit the brush I found a piece of rubber tube about the right size and screwed it on the of end of the shafts and wound some insulation tape on the end to give the thread of the brush something to bite into.
The brush can then be screwed onto the end of the shaft.
russ_hensel5 months ago

Just a note to let you know I have added this to the collection: Cordless Drills Hacking for Other Uses !


Take a look at a bunch of project involving odd uses of drills.

and for even more drill info


actually a better idea is to put it in public domain with a public domian license set up there no one would be able patent it. but every 1 would be able to use the idea and make money off it
liquidhandwash (author)  astral_mage1 year ago
Thanks astral, I just made it as a bit of a laugh, what was unexpected was how well it works.
csherry2 years ago
anything that exploits power tools and lawn equipment always gets my vote two thumbs up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
backflip112 years ago
vaycon2 years ago
great job
btw i like your smile :P
liquidhandwash (author)  vaycon2 years ago
bajablue2 years ago
hahaha... this is great... SO redneck! And speaking of "necks", is yours ok? ;-D
liquidhandwash (author)  bajablue2 years ago
sbdesigns2 years ago
Awesome work.
But as a fellow Victorian, you should know it's spelled "Bogan".
liquidhandwash (author)  sbdesigns2 years ago
thanks sbdesigns
Im a Kiwi so not so familiar with the local language, just a thought "houseos" would probably like this project too.
where about in VIC are you from?
Down the Mornington Peninsula
Scott_Tx2 years ago
you'd better patent this in a hurry before black and decker makes one! :P
liquidhandwash (author)  Scott_Tx2 years ago
thanks scott
im not planing on going into production
You don't have to put it in production, just patent the idea and then sell it to black and decker/ dremel/ stihl/ husqvarna....
ZaneEricB2 years ago
Great! I have an old weedwhacker that needs a new life and this will soon be it. I an thinking about adding a high pressure water nozzle secured to the head...whatya think?
THIS is a great replacement for a crap steam mop....:)

My wife is going to kill me if i keep doing all these projects...but things will be clean!
liquidhandwash (author)  ZaneEricB2 years ago
Thanks poorchef
I find the power brush a little heavy, but apart from that adding a water nozzle is a great idea. I also find that the straight boom can be awkward to use in some places, its great for corners but hard to use on flat surfaces like ceilings, maybe i should make another with a curved boom.
rimar20002 years ago
Clever work! I am thinking to copy your design.
liquidhandwash (author)  rimar20002 years ago
thanks rimar2000
Today Ive been using it to prepare for painting, its great it get rid of all the dirt, sanding dust and lose paint, etc
saves a heap of time
Hahaha, this is awesome!
liquidhandwash (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago