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Old 10-27-2013, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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The leaf blowers have come back to ruin an otherwise exquisite day.

Last edited by slim2none; 10-27-2013 at 11:34 AM.. Reason: correct typo
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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What's the big deal? We live in a modern world. Can't really get away from the sound of leaf blowers, lawn mowers, cars, etc. There are lots of rural property options in this area that might have less noise if you prefer that.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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I'm trying to enjoy an afternoon in my yard but my neighbor is blowing his leaves. I detest leaf blowers. One thing that should never have been invented.
Buy a rake and get some exercise instead of producing noise pollution.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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How long can the neighbor take to blow those leaves??? Go back inside your house, take a nap and go back out in 30 minutes...maybe he'll be done?!!

Reminds me of the neighbor that used to live across the street...he complained the boys in the neighborhood were playing basketball LOUDLY on MY driveway at 4 PM in the afternoon!

Vicki
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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How long can the neighbor take to blow those leaves??? Go back inside your house, take a nap and go back out in 30 minutes...maybe he'll be done?!!

Reminds me of the neighbor that used to live across the street...he complained the boys in the neighborhood were playing basketball LOUDLY on MY driveway at 4 PM in the afternoon!

Vicki
Going on an hour and a half. It's a .3 acre lot. I have the same size lot and it took me 45 minutes to rake.

Taking a nap would be nice if there wasn't 75dB being generated next door.

It's not just the one neighbor, it seems that most consider it a necessary labor saving device - wouldn't want to burn too many calories with winter approaching. Obviously I'm in the minority, but I just don't see the need.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:22 PM
 
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Health hazards of leaf blowers - Greenwich CALM.org
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I'd rather hear the leaf blowers than all the barking dogs in my neighborhood!
If you live in a neighborhood, there will always be noise outside. Cars, blowers, dogs, kids, lawnmowers...

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Old 10-27-2013, 12:30 PM
 
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#FirstWorldProblems

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Old 10-27-2013, 01:33 PM
 
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Wow, I bet many people wish they had only noisy leaf blowers causing distress in their lives. Lucky you!
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I'm in the hate leaf blowers camp. We'll never have one. They're horribly noisy and one of the worst polluters, especially the 2-cycle engine ones. A good old rake or deck broom does us just fine.

Edmunds even did an emissions test on leaf blowers vs a full size pick up truck and the leaf blower was much worse.

Edmunds.com: Emissions Test: Car vs. Truck vs. Leaf Blower
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The four-stroke Ryobi leaf blower kicked out 6.8 times more NOx, 13.5 times more CO and more than 36 times more NMHC than the Raptor [Ford F-150 Raptor Crew Cab pick up truck].

The two-stroke leaf blower was worse still, generating 23 times the CO and nearly 300 times more NMHC than the crew cab pickup. Let's put that in perspective. To equal the hydrocarbon emissions of about a half-hour of yard work with this two-stroke leaf blower, you'd have to drive a Raptor for 3,887 miles, or the distance from Northern Texas to Anchorage, Alaska.
We got along just fine for centuries w/o leaf blowers and I would be more than happy if they were banned altogether.
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