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    #31
    I've considered the option of closing the existing cover as well... I gotta see if that blade cover (or grille as I call it) is plastic or metal...Considering glassing/epoxying on a few pieces of something plastic or even ghetto welding a few thick pieces of welding wire across it

    I haven't made my stoned run to home depot yet to see what's around yet...prolly gonna wait till I get it event thought I'm pretty pumped


    I did get the non souped up version....I have a feeling that for our purposes, we shouldn't need all the power this thing has....just cutting off trim and sucking it 7 inches into a bag......

    I'll let ya'll know when I finally get it.... Target and Home Depot have it on their website but more expensive....but I wouldn't have had to wait...When my mind gets flowing I hate a-waitin!

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      #32
      Originally posted by Peat View Post


      This is a pic from Trim Pro.
      The blade guard seems duplicatable...

      I wonder if the Garden Groom will have any issues with operating face up, like that???
      Dang that just looks like the grille on top of an outdoor AC unit....but I'm sure it's RIGHT over the blade....
      so many possibilities

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        #33
        I ASSume the grill is metal.

        When we were discussing the chicken wire earlier, I was thinking soldering gun...but I dunno...

        I agree that we should not require the "souped up version"


        Maybe it'll only take 3 wks to get to ya, Teach.
        Last edited by Peat; 08-13-2009, 03:02.

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          #34
          I got a request to chime in...
          I've got a TRIMPRO, and FTR I love the damn thing. If I was offered a cheaper solution however, I'd obviously would have taken a look.
          Is there a video somewhere about the operation of this "trimmer"? I checked the website, I see pictures...but nothing about how it actually works in practice.
          As far as I can tell, it's got the same basic prinicple of any trimmer with a rotary blade...only it's portable and hand-held. The additional benefit is that it's obviously cheaper...by like $1700 clams.
          The picture of the underside reveals that rotary blade.....the ONLY thing you need to have is a grate...or something on top of it that prevents the parts of the plant you don't want cut from getting in....and the parts you want gone to pass through. I think chicken wire is a brilliant solution, but there may be some other sort of grate system that can be cut and fashioned for it......like a vent cover for central air conditoning units...etc.....
          Maybe a slotted speaker cover even.
          Hell.....even really tightly pulled rope pulled across the opening would create a "scrog" like aperature....and can be moved around to be more or less open.
          It's absolutely worth the effort to try and DIY with this thing....it's not alot...and if it sucks balls.....you didn't really break the piggy bank.

          Someone earlier stated that the fan on the TRIMPRO looks really close the the grate....

          Here's the scoop: First off...there are different sized grates that can be put on the TRIMPRO....that's what the "workstations" are actually....just the regular old trimpro with different grate and top. You can get the grates from TRIMPRO relatively cheaply. Secondly, the fan blades can be raised or lowered depending on how you want your cuts. I just left mine standard and didn't screw around with it because I didn't want to futz with it. I know Lapides has one also...and I think he's a bit better with fooling with the blades....so you may want to get his input on that.

          Just another point; if TRIMPRO is selling the grates as you see pictured on the trimpro...why don't you just purchase a TRIMBOX grate....and couple it with the unit you're talking about...this way you've got the grate that was made for the trimbox (just a baby sized trimpro FYI) and you've got the cheaper unit.....heck...even if you had to use electrical tape and gum it would prolly be off the hook. Check out the TRIMBOX on the actual trimpro website....look at the grate options...you'll see what I mean. You may even be able to couple that thing with the trimbox workstation frame and you've got a whole table to use with the cheapy trimmer!

          You may want to ask Greyskull for his input also...it was his threads and experience with the Trimbox that got me all pumped to buy one....I was gonna get the small trimbox and then I decided to go for it and just get the big mother-f.u.c.k.e.r. just in case my need to trim increased!

          So I hope that helps a bit......would love to see a DIY actually work as well as these more expensive units.....
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            #35
            Stoner ingenuity FTW....

            The existing grill/grate may work if it's removed and some type of additional "restriction" is applied underneath.....the stainless mesh of some sort sounded good and I'm sure tacking it on the under-side/molding it wouldn't be all that difficult.

            Nice find Peat!
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              #36
              Yeah Peat, you get my vote for Member of the Year award. I sure hope this turns out like we all would like. I was thinking of getting one of them aardvarks.....but I think I'll wait now to see how this goes. I can go through one more harvest the old fashioned way.

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                #37
                Originally posted by accessndx View Post
                I got a request to chime in...

                The picture of the underside reveals that rotary blade.....the ONLY thing you need to have is a grate...or something on top of it that prevents the parts of the plant you don't want cut from getting in....and the parts you want gone to pass through. I think chicken wire is a brilliant solution, but there may be some other sort of grate system that can be cut and fashioned for it......like a vent cover for central air conditoning units...etc.....
                Maybe a slotted speaker cover even.
                Hell.....even really tightly pulled rope pulled across the opening would create a "scrog" like aperature....and can be moved around to be more or less open.
                It's absolutely worth the effort to try and DIY with this thing....it's not alot...and if it sucks balls.....you didn't really break the piggy bank.

                Someone earlier stated that the fan on the TRIMPRO looks really close the the grate....

                Here's the scoop: First off...there are different sized grates that can be put on the TRIMPRO....that's what the "workstations" are actually....just the regular old trimpro with different grate and top. You can get the grates from TRIMPRO relatively cheaply. Secondly, the fan blades can be raised or lowered depending on how you want your cuts. I just left mine standard and didn't screw around with it because I didn't want to futz with it. I know Lapides has one also...and I think he's a bit better with fooling with the blades....so you may want to get his input on that.
                Thanks for the input...I was considering having the "grate" or "grille" adjustable...even if it was with the use of washer spacers or something...Trimpro grates seem to range from 1/4" to 7/16"...good to know

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                  #38
                  Just got back from Home Depot and in the ducting/AC/Heater/filter aisle they had plenty of different "grates" or "grilles" to choose from....not just the standard ones...definitely some options there...

                  Also some metal grating squares were there.... in two departments that could be used...

                  Just gotta wait n get it now!

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                    #39
                    Hey!
                    Thanks Access!
                    ...must spread rep before giving to Access...

                    I'll get ya when I can, brother!
                    In the meantime, maybe one or two of the good folks here can pick up my slack! :wink:


                    iGro! Yeah man! Now you're thinking!


                    LOL @ Grand Funk
                    I don't know about all that! But, I appreciate the appreciation!

                    I believe this little project is as good as DONE.
                    ...just a few loose strings here & there...like getting started, for instance...


                    Alright Teach! Man, you definately deserve credit for doing the legwork!

                    ...damn! I cant rep you EITHER???
                    C'mon on peeps! Show our good teacher some rep love!


                    Well,
                    I don't want to miss out on all the fun!
                    I figure I'll go ahead & get me one too!

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by stoned teacher View Post



                      Looking at the bottom of the garden grrom, you can see that the bottom screws right off, allowing for easy modification....

                      http://products.howstuffworks.com/ga...mer-review.htm
                      I think you could get a floor drain made of that material that would suffice

                      Incidentally I have a trimpro, and it works very well for very large amounts.

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                        #41
                        HOLY SHIT!!!
                        LOL! Do you just get your Pro Mix trucked in???

                        Is there a Dr in da house???

                        Thanks for the tip, Doc!

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                          #42
                          that load was delivered yes. It gets hard to hide what you are doin when everything is delivered.

                          It is handy having that much spare hanging around.
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                            #43
                            I gotcha.
                            That's gotta be better than getting a funny look from the local nursery every couple of months...

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                              #44
                              And here I am, can't even get ONE FRIGGIN bale of the shit!.....

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                                #45
                                The website originally mentioned is on backorder until mid to late August....

                                There are other websites on the net that do have them in stock...usually coming without the two other things but with that extra bag to collect clippings (that may be useful!).

                                I canceled my original order and am getting one shipped to me a lil quicker

                                HEADS UP THOUGH IF YOU WANNA SAVE $30 AND ARE MORE PATIENT THEN I !!!! If you are cool with waiting, place your order through the original website......once you get a confirmation email, if you go back to the original page, look on the bottom for a customer service link...follow that link, which gives you a link to check your order status. On your order status page, there is a button to cancel your order since it is on backorder..... When you press it to try to cancel your order, they first offer you $30 off if you choose not to cancel!!!!

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