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#1 TAHOE OFFLINE  

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 10:43 AM

I have one of those boot cleaner brush thingys that sits on the porch. Works okay, but I still bring stuff in the house. I actually clean more stuff off my boots after I use the boot cleaner by just scruffing my boots on the flat outdoor carpet by the door.

I've seen the astro turf looking mats and the straw type mats too, wondering if you all found the perfect boot cleaner mat that actually works well getting crud from boot treads and doesn't fall apart after 1st use.

I have TSC, Rural King, Lwoes, Home Dropout, Menards, etc.

 

 


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 11:11 AM

http://greelyman.com/

 

costly little thing


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 11:20 AM

I like this style myself, works great.

 

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Mine is very similar and home built.


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 11:26 AM

I have to kick the concrete basement wall as I'm coming in but still make a mess inside.

The thing that seemed to work best was a boot bath I saw. It was homemade. A small tub of water with a floor scrub brush attached in the bottom, brissles up. The water got muddy quick but the boots were cleanner than other ways. There was an old towel folded up on the floor to act as a blotter. I remember the towel had paisley print on it but, I don't remember who had it. Must have been when I was a kid. Seems like still a good idea. Good Luck,Rick

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Posted January 22, 2014 - 11:39 AM

My wife is always giving me heck for having muddy boots on when I come in.  Maybe I need to look into something.


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 11:46 AM

http://www.uline.com...BA&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

We started using those things at work, and they made a huge different in the dirt in the office.

 

Slip them on, go inside, take your boots off.  Then when you go back outside with your boots just slip them off and throw them away.


We even had a boot wash.  Basically a grate with a garden hose.  That would clean your boots, but they would be soaking wet when you walked around the office.



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Posted January 22, 2014 - 12:31 PM

Thanks, hadn't thought of a boot bath type thing. I just have the brushes, but still get goat/chicken poop in the treads that I inevitably drag it the house. Short of hanging a screwdriver out there to dig it out, I have to take boots off.

 

TooMany, we use the boot covers here at work too. Being a pigment plant, the floors turn many colors!


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 12:35 PM

 

 

TooMany, we use the boot covers here at work too. Being a pigment plant, the floors turn many colors!

 

That might be fun! 



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Posted January 22, 2014 - 12:44 PM

That might be fun! 

 

Not when you are the one that has to mop the floors in :wallbanging: the lab. Our office carpets are a total mess!


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 03:48 PM

rubber boots or rubber over boots

you can leave them out side

but you have to remember to put them on

 

cleaner to clean too



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Posted January 22, 2014 - 06:55 PM

Ummmm! Build a kind of change room at the barn or maybe on back of house that is warm,  has water and drain, OR, just places to remove and store work clothes and then clean ones to throw on and go inside!  Like changing in the old Milk House used to be.  Could even make a small lawn shed into such a place. Main point is Clean side and Dirty side. Dirty side gets clean once in awhile during year. Places to hang clothes. shelves to place stuff off the floor. Insulated.  An old trailer or shipper box made over?  Be even greater if on house Mudd room and have water and sink to wash up at and floor drain to rinse off stuff with hose if needed. But that's only in a dream home or shop really. :smilewink:


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 07:32 PM

My wife will send you my old pair of workboots. There isn't so much as an indent on the underside anymore. They say Red Wing on the side, but looking at the bottom a person would guess Mickey Thompson. Nothing sticking to those.


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 10:07 AM

Mud room is a good idea. Main issue right now is that animals are at mom's house, I stop by really quick twice a day, feed, then run in the house to see mom. I usually do not have much time to be chaning boots or taking off/on just to feed. Once we move in, it maybe better, mom does have an actual mud room that I will be expanding, I don't have a key to that outside door right now so can't use it :wallbanging:


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Posted January 23, 2014 - 12:51 PM

I had one pair of work boots that a simple knock on the steps would get the mud off of. I call my new pair mud grabbers. The car wash will barely get the mud out of them. No way a brush is going to work. I usually just take them off on the porch.






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