Leaf Blower Shaming

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ChicknPickn, Oct 15, 2021.

  1. SRHmusic

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    For me, I use a push broom for the driveway and sidewalk after mowing, and a Big rake and tarp for the leaves in the fall. I enjoy the relative quiet (and can use the exercise by the time leaves need to be raked). Usually we have some nice fall days so it's not bad to be out working at it once or twice a year. We have lot of big oaks and maples.

    Neighbors with their own blowers or lawn crews are no faster than the pushbroom for stray grass clippings. If blowers are more efficient then they must be using them wrong. The stupid lawn crews other neighbors use always have a guy wandering around blowing whatever and revving for the whole time they're there, too. Maddening on a nice day. To each their own, but I like the quiet. And yeah, no one bothered so much thirty years ago.
     
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    I thought this thread was going to be about your neighbors shaming you for all the noise and pollution to do a job that can be handled with a rake--and eventually I was right!

     
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    It started as a lighthearted piece about leaves in the fall.

    Imagine my horror when I realized I had opened the very Gates of Hell.
     
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    While maintaining the local cemetery when I worked for public works, I was handed a Stihl blower, told to go to the fence, turn my back to the wind and blow the mower clippings away. What resulted was an eventual massive cloud of airborne grass & leaves that made it's way across the opposite fence & into the woods. I was sure impressed.
     
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    Used my chainsaw to cut down all my trees. Leaf problem solved. Am heading to the South American rain forest to help them out with their leaf problem.
     
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    Sometimes, the old "slash 'n burn" just isn't enough.
     
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    Actually, you aren't my neighbor, and to my knowledge, no one else here is, either. My actual neighbors have the same issue I do. We show tolerance to each other when this job comes around every year. No one for a moment considers doing it with rakes and brooms. Sorry, but this is getting ridiculous.
     
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    good looking bird in your avatar
     
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    Raking was once a pleasant quiet bit of labour among the trees.
    Like so many things, it's now a race to see how fast and easily you can get it done.
     
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    ((Didn't read all the posts)).

    I use the BD Electric MegaBlower (I made up the name)...part of the BD Electric Yard Assault Packout. I can reach everything with dispersed outside outlets and ~200ft of extension cord. It is plenty powerful. I just got tired of mixing gas and the maintenance (and with so many moves, I can't count the number of gas units either left behind or missing a critical piece due to movers).
     
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    Lazy kids today with yer dang noisy leaf blowers!

    Oughtta be ashamed of yerselves!
     
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    I didn’t say I was rooting for it to happen! ;)
     
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    Can it run on 220v ?
    Probably the best part of the story is that it was my neighbor who handed me his gas blower . . . Sheesh.
     
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    I love my 40V chainsaw, but I have a lot of hardwoods in my neighborhood. Nothing like the 2 cycle strapped to my back to take care of the leaves. I think of it as my "Binford 6100". :)
     
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    Shaming shamers for shaming???

    You oughtta be ashamed!!!
     
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    When gas powered cars are banned, only outlaws will prefer two stroke leaf blowers!
     
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    Truth be told, I'd be happy with allowing the leaves to stay where the Good Lord lands them, but the HOA would write me up and frown at me a lot :lol::lol::lol:.

    It would for about 7 seconds...then the sparks, flames, smoke and melting would have to be dealt with:twisted:.
     
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    I have used Echo two cycle gas for a dozen years or so. I have the kind where you unscrew and change the tool on the other end. Works great.

    I also use the Tru Fuel. It works great and makes the starting easier. I also have a gas station with 93 Octane sugar free, that’s non-alcohol, gas. Use that to mix the gas and I have the equivalent of true fuel. I also put a splash of Stabil in it.
    Y’all go back to arguing now.
     
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