Jet Out the Dirt: good idea

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Jet Out the Dirt

By gingin
October 12, 2011

After re-potting, I set the hose on JET to jet the dirt out from under my finger nails. May not be perfect, but it sure helps!

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Dutchlady1
Oct 11, 2011 6:20 PM CST
I tend to go for a dip in the pool myself! Whistling
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dave
Oct 11, 2011 7:04 PM CST

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I admit to using the jet on my hose to spray out my fingernails, too! It works great and any specks that didn't get out are handled by my pocket knife.
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KyWoods
Oct 11, 2011 8:17 PM CST
I use the 'shower' setting. The 'jet' setting on mine would blow my fingernails off...might get more of the dirt out, though. Thumbs up
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RickCorey
Oct 11, 2011 8:41 PM CST
I'm glad you said it first, Renée. I use the "mist" setting and shoot it sideways. It also gets my pots clean, with a little soaking.


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valleylynn
Oct 11, 2011 9:16 PM CST
I do the same thing Ginger. It really works well. Then I wash them with soap and water when I come in the house.
When I think of it I use the Yard Glove and make sure I get it under my nails. That really makes the dirt come from under the nails easily. Thumbs up
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Aguane
Oct 11, 2011 9:57 PM CST
I do the same! Works like a charm.
But, why stop at the fingernails. If I get pretty dirty I'll turn the hose on my whole bod...I'll tell ya, if you're working in the yard in 110 degree heat a good rinsing will happen more than once in an hour. Just need to remember to take off my glasses. Whistling
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JuneBug
Oct 11, 2011 10:43 PM CST
I do the same thing to clean my nails and cuticles! One muddy day I sprayed my tennis shoes and was shocked at how much cleaner they got with a blast of water than they did in the washing machine! I was hooked! After that, I clamped them to the edge of the deck and blasted them clean whenever they needed washing.
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 12, 2011 4:35 AM CST
I agree with all of the above. And then I keep a fingernail brush under the kitchen sink & they get scrubbed with that to get the stains off.
I hear you Susie; that's why we have an outside shower. That thing gets a whole lot of use!
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Gymgirl
Oct 12, 2011 8:31 AM CST
I would die for an outdoor shower...been looking at some really, really tiny ones. Now that I've got my new fence installed, I might be more inclined to undress outdoors behind a privacy panel...
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Dutchlady1
Oct 12, 2011 8:46 AM CST
Most people here just build an enclosure and put a wooden floor in, install a shower head. That is as fancy as it gets.
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KyWoods
Oct 12, 2011 9:27 AM CST
I've always wanted and outdoor shower--no issues with privacy out here in the middle of the woods! The wildlife don't care, they like us regardless, 'cause they get plenty to eat here. Grumbling
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dave
Oct 12, 2011 9:38 AM CST

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Here's the nozzle we use on our hoses. It's a craftsman brand and we got it from Sears.

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You twist the end and go from a very slow trickle, then to a shower, then a wide spray and then the blasting jet. Somewhere between wide spray and blasting jet is perfect for fingernails. Smiling
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 12, 2011 10:36 AM CST
Looks like a great nozzle to me. I starred it for "when". I also really like the Gardena brand of connectors --- mine lasted forever --- they just pop off & on; very quick & easy to change from one thing to another such as sprinkler, another hose, spray nozzle & back again. I wonder if they even make them anymore. That's how long mine have lasted!
Oh yes Linda; a little pvc & a shower head & you're good to go. Don't need anything fancy.
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Dutchlady1
Oct 12, 2011 11:08 AM CST
Ann, we used to have all Gardena stuff in England, I have never found it since we moved here 6 years ago.
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 12, 2011 11:56 AM CST
Check it out:

http://www.gardena.com/int/
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gingin
Oct 12, 2011 3:24 PM CST
Lynn....what is a yard glove?

My aim isn't always the best Whistling so usually more then my nails get jetted Rolling my eyes. I do try to avoid Bill's truck if the windows are down Rolling on the floor laughing no sense of humor Angel
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Horntoad
Oct 12, 2011 3:57 PM CST
gingin said:Lynn....what is a yard glove?



http://www.cleanairgardening.com/yardglove.html
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JuneBug
Oct 12, 2011 8:21 PM CST
Neat looking stuff! I used Avon's silicone glove back in the 80's but got allergic to it pretty quickly. This is make of nicer ingredients Big Grin
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yardqueen1948
Oct 25, 2011 11:04 PM CST
I also "jet" my nails & cuticles and use Yard Glove when I remember! I am very bad about not using digging tools when potting or repotting. I just use my hands. And I get vey dirty all over... Rolling on the floor laughing I also rinse off outside, and take off my wet clothes in the entry. It is the only way to go... I would have mud from the porch or patio all the way to the bathroom if I didn't wash off outside. I always look as though I have been wallowing in the mud. Hilarious!
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KyWoods
Oct 26, 2011 8:19 AM CST
If I ever get my own house again, I'm building an outdoor shower, just like they have on the beaches of Hawaii...only with hot water!

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