Leaf Blower Shaming

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  1. ChicknPickn

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    Never thought I'd give in and buy the stuff, but everything just seems to run better with it. My Mantis tiller was a real son-of-a-gun until I switched to the engineered fuel.
     
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    Just guessing you have never lived in a place that is designated as a "woodland community."
     
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    What was used before leaf blowers?
     
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    I always use to rake. This year I will break out the old electric toro..give that a whirl...
    shoulder starting to give..so we will see.
     
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    What was used before indoor plumbing?
     
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    I actually use it it my small four stroke outboard motor because it is SO prone to fuel issues. But a gallon or two will power an 8hp Mercury a long way!

    I use pump fuel in my Snapper rider during the season, then start running TruFuel in fall for storage. No issues in three years.
     
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    Yes
     
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    Indoor plumbing was a blessing for all.
    Not so much leaf blowers.
     
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    Leaves?
    I have one of those...uh...whaddayacallit......
    Oh, yeah..
    A RAKE!
    Leaf blowers are sort of like blowdriers.
    Men can use them...but try not to let too many people know.
     
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    Blower to move it into smaller area, then rake onto tarp and drag to curb for collection. Around here we can dump the into the gutter on two dates each fall.
    That tarp move is the key. You can't move them all to the curb with just a blower.
     
  11. ChicknPickn

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    From what I can tell, blowers are considered wonderful things by the majority of my neighbors. Else, they and their helpers wouldn’t have them in abundance.
     
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    I rake. Plenty o' leaves tho, I fill @45-50 bags each fall.
     
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    I think you have a really nice and considerate neighbor. He could have been content to let you spin your wheels with your electric blower but instead he showed you a better way.
     
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    They are a great time saver but it can get to be a quality of life issue. I think everyone including me wants to be able to use their own but not hear their neighbor's.

    We have a local guy that cuts about 10 lawns within 300 yds of my house and he does it as a side job on the weekend. In practical terms that means he is running some gas-powered equipment of and on all damn day. I try not to be at it all day.

    Anyway, I have battery line-trimmer and battery blower for regular maintenance and an old gas blower I can pull out when the leaves come down if i need it. Last year I got by with battery, rake and tarp. It all depends on which way the wind is blowing when the leaves fall.
     
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    I have not heard a leaf blower in a quarter century.:cool: Life is good.:)
     
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    We lived in a city once where you had to actually bag leaves...that su$%% major.

    Now we just rake into street and they come by and pickup.

    When we were kids we would just burn the leaves.
     
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    The power leaf blower begets sort of a ballet de la gardener. The gardeners mow and edge the lawns, then they begin the ballet. Gardener A blows all of the dirt from his customer's home and sidewalk into the yard of the home next door. The gardener B blows all the accumulated dust and debris from Gardener A's efforts into the home next to the one he's working on. The recipient at the last residence on the block of course has to call out a skip loader, and dump truck to clear his yard.
     
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    I figure they're called leaves for a reason. I leave 'em where they drop.
     
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    You poor man, I feel great empathy, perhaps you need:

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