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Old 10-17-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: california
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The world is getting nosier like it or not.
Every where I have lived started out reasonably quiet, and with the increased population, along with it comes noise .
It is not even 8: am and I hear tractors working the winery right now, and during the day and evening I listen to about 2-4 different bands play at the very same time well into the night around 10 pm or later if it is a wedding, and these are with in a mile of the house some with in 300 yards.
Before I lived here in Temecula I lived in Big Bear and it was reasonably quiet when I was a kid but you wouldn't recognize it now.
And this goes for many other places I've lived , noise pollution is only going to grow, not subside, because too many people are trying to live in the same space.
They see as quiet but bring their noise with them.

As for a man using a leaf blower during the day ,I don't see a problem with that at least it is a consistent sound of progress and that is how that man keeps busy .
At least he has a life, and does something with it.
No I do not complain about the noise to the authorities, I'm not aware that any one does, knowing that this is how they make their living, and these are tough times.
When I get back into fabricating and blacksmithing it's going to get even nosier day after day so I will be making my own contribution to the pollution.
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Old 10-17-2015, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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That's a beauty of a backyard.
He can come here and blow from 9am-5pm.
Reminds me of a sign I saw yesterday.
"Mind your own biskits and the rest is gravy."
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Old 10-17-2015, 12:12 PM
 
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30 minutes can totally fly by when you are blowing leaves.

What's next, you can only mow a certain number of hours per week?
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Old 10-17-2015, 12:21 PM
 
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I have really good hearing compared to most people, but I've never used a blower that was so loud I needed hearing protection.
It's a commercial leaf blower, it's the type with a gas powered 2 cycle engine which is worn on your back. All the landscaping crews use them and they are extremely loud. I have an electric blower which isn't really all that loud.
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:14 PM
 
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I wish these things were banned, seriously, or a max decibel imposed. The landscaping crews used to get started up with these noisemakers at 6:45 a.m. where I used to live, twice a week, right next to my window. Most people are starting to get up for work by this time, but geez, who wants to be shocked out of bed like that in the morning? Twice-a-week heart attack!
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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It's unbelievable how many sheltered suburbanites think the law can be used to "protect" their little idyll by forcing their conventions on everybody else. But the knife can cut both ways in cases like this.
Folks don't blow leaves intown any more???? Lord, I moved and the place went to heck.
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:29 PM
 
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Yesssss!!!! It's about time somebody stood up to idiots with mechanized leaf blowers and fights for their quality of life!!
A sad commentary on what a lazy society we have become to begin with, but forcing all that noise on other people should be met with resistance. Just when you think it cant get any worse than the open pipe biker guy with always-barking pit bull, here comes leaf blower guy
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:29 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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#countryclubproblems
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:42 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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I have really good hearing compared to most people, but I've never used a blower that was so loud I needed hearing protection.
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It's a commercial leaf blower, it's the type with a gas powered 2 cycle engine which is worn on your back. All the landscaping crews use them and they are extremely loud. I have an electric blower which isn't really all that loud.
Exactly. We have an Echo you wear like a backpack. It's like placing your head a foot from a lawnmower engine.
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:46 PM
 
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the neighbors are people with way too much free time on their hands
Why can't they just be people who would like to relax?

Or people who have babies they'd like to nap without being woken up every day.

I think the idea here is simple: "be reasonable."

Do people have to blow leaves and mow grass? Of course they do. But three times a week? That's unreasonable.
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