How to get sap out of dog hair


How to get sap out of dog hair?

I live in a one-family home and have two dogs who live there as well.

The two dogs shed, but not all of the hair is of my dogs.

Some of the hair from the dog's is tangled in and around the dryer vent. And because it's in a vent, I can't just open the dryer and pull it out.

I have removed all dog hair from the rest of the house. So now I'm wondering what I can do to get the dog hair out of the dryer vent.

A few ideas I came up with so far:

Bubblewrap the dryer. Would this work? Is there a better way?

Have a vacuum cleaner run through it. I read somewhere that the vacuum is more effective than a vacuum at picking up dryer lint. Will the vacuum help? And again, is there a better way?

Any other ideas? I know this is just a one-family home and not a big family with a lot of pets. But even just a few of the suggestions I'm hearing would be great.

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I have used both these methods with great success. It's a matter of which method will suit your individual situation. Bubblewrap would probably work for one or two days. After that, the dog hair will get caught in the holes in the bubblewrap and would need to be vacuumed out. If you have the vacuum and the suction is strong enough, this is a simple procedure. Bubblewrap in a vacuum is great because there is a lot less work. And if there are some hairballs caught in the suction that haven't been picked up yet, they won't get caught by the vacuum. When you put the vacuum on it's suction, it is going to catch whatever is on the floor. Once it has sucked up that, it will then go back to work on whatever is caught in the suction port. You don't want to have the vacuum run all day and pick up all your hair.

I usually take my vacuum and remove the suction nozzle so it can run to its highest setting without the suction effect. I then switch to a hand held vacuum wand and use it's highest setting to get what is in the vacuumed out. I find this method works just fine as long as I let it run all the time. If I don't use the wand, it will only pick up what the suction effect is strong enough to grab. The other method is to use a plastic bag with a hole in it. You can use a pair of scissors to cut a hole in the center and then put it in the dryer. I also put some soap in there for the dogs and then vacuum it out.

You do have to be careful with this method because if you leave the dryer running all the time, it can mess up your dryer. Also, if you put the dryer into the washing machine or even in the dryer, it can get pretty messy.

This was a common practice in early hair dryers where the motor had to be run to cool it down. It would then pick up all the hairs and when they dried they were caught in the brush. When I'm at my computer, I have the hair dryer on low so it doesn't interfere with the keyboard.

Darn, it's a bit dry out in this house! I didn't have my hair dryer on so I tried it with the dryer door in the sink, but I don't think the soap did a very good job of cleaning it out, so I think it'll just dry out a bit more. Not that I'm a very neat person.

This was a common practice in early hair dryers where the motor had to be run to cool it down. It would then pick up all the hairs and when they dried they were caught in the brush. When I'm at my computer, I have the hair dryer on low so it doesn't interfere with the keyboard.

Darn, it's a bit dry out in this house! I didn't have my hair dryer on so I tried it with the dryer door in the sink, but I don't think the soap did a very good job of cleaning it out, so I think it'll just dry out a bit more. Not that I'm a very neat person.

Just got home with my hair dryer and some soap. I didn't have time to wash and dry it because we had guests this evening. Now, to find a new spot to use the hair dryer!

I have a hair dryer on the kitchen counter and it is fine. I bought one that looks like it belongs on a counter, and I use it when I go downstairs to watch TV, but otherwise I'm not using it. However, I really prefer to take my hair dryer with me when I go to the bathroom. If I put it down on the counter and forget about it, it dries the sheets.

Now, I have this little thing that folds up that I use in the car. This is where it would be for drying hair if I were in the car. However, I have not seen one that I can just toss in the backseat or the glove compartment. Does anybody have any tips on how to dry hair in the car?

I've noticed that in the car, I can use the back of the car to dry my hair. In the house, I have to find a mirror and maybe blow dry the sides.

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I've seen these on ebay, but they looked awful. I really didn't want to spend $80 for the one that looked like a blow-up doll. I just put my hair on a towel on the table and put the hair dryer on that to get my hair done.

I have that one. It is great! No need to take it to the bathroom to dry hair. If I forget, I can just put it back on the dryer tray.

I have the same one. It doesn't blow hot air. It blows cold air to do the job. Also, it only comes in 2 sizes, 6 1/2 inches and 13 1/2 inches. I used mine when I was at my Mom's house for a couple of years. It worked well because she kept her hair dry in it, and there was no space to dry it in the bathroom! I just laid the head next to the door as I sat in the driver's seat.

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Some people lift weights. I lift measures. It's a far more esoteric workout. - (Quoted from a personal friend)

You need to buy something like the HotStyle, which is a hair dryer on a car-seat tray. You could actually put your electric hairdryer on the tray and hook the power cord under your seat. Then it won't be a trival task to keep your hair dry if you're in the car.

i have one of those that hangs on the dashboard, i keep the dryer on the floor when i'm driving for that reason, and when it's parked i take it off the dryer and put it in the seat



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