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Fucking Leaf Blowers!

Oh

My

Fucking

God.

It’s nonstop. I live in a cul de sac of 50 houses on an acre each. I’m going insane. Five red sweatshirt guys have been raking up grass clippings, using leaf blowers & mulching leaf vacs in every inch of my neighbors’ backyards for two hours. What is it about leaf vac noise that makes me crazy?

by Anonymousreply 4311/22/2020

Wait until the snow blowers start.

by Anonymousreply 111/21/2020

Gift them all rakes. Include a snarky note. Report them to the noise police.

by Anonymousreply 211/21/2020

If only there were noise police.

by Anonymousreply 311/21/2020

R3 OMG, I was at a red light next to car with a bass so loud and deep, MY car was bouncing. There's no way the driver isn't hearing impaired.

by Anonymousreply 411/21/2020

[quote] If only there were noise police.

by Anonymousreply 511/21/2020

File under First World Problems. Perhaps me playing this tiny violin will be enough to drown them out.

by Anonymousreply 611/21/2020

The neighboring town BANNED them.

by Anonymousreply 711/21/2020

R5 I live in Milwaukee - the home of Harley-Davidson - and I HATE HARLEYS and their insane midlife-crisis owners. Believe me, it is not a popular opinion in this town...

by Anonymousreply 811/21/2020

I hear ya Miss OP. I live in a gated community and I hear them all day long. Must every yard be pristine each and every day?

by Anonymousreply 911/21/2020

OP, I live in an apartment building in the "downtown" area of my little burg, and I hear them off in the distance. I can only imagine how annoying they must be when you're living in a cul de sac and the constant drone of those foul things. They're also not exactly great for the environment.

I belong to a FB group of my town and this discussion came up a few weeks ago. We supposedly have a noise ordinance i.e. no construction, leaf blowing etc. before 8am, but someone posted that they heard a leaf blower going at 3am! Several posters also heard it. It is ridiculous.

R6 well, we do kinda live in the first world.

by Anonymousreply 1011/21/2020

R9 Is humble bragging. I see you!

by Anonymousreply 1111/21/2020

R9 you will be the first one bitching about all the unkempt yards so STFU.

by Anonymousreply 1211/21/2020

Yards don’t have to be unkempt without leaf blowers.

by Anonymousreply 1311/21/2020

DID YOU KNOW --- that the design life for residential 2-stroke gas-oil engines used in leaf blowers, string trimmers, chain saws, hedge cutters, etc. is only 18 hours? That's why purchase cycle is so short. It's maddening having to replace these tools after 2 or three years.

I myself have converted to battery-powered lawn tools ... and I ain't lookin' back.

by Anonymousreply 1411/21/2020

Having just moved to a house from a condo I understand. At the condo the ground crew came once a week and that was it. Here in the neighborhood now someone around me is always having their leaves blown, every day of the week. If it’s not that they’ve got an endless home improvement project that requires a power saw cutting wood for months on end.

by Anonymousreply 1511/21/2020

They come to my complex every week and start as early as 7am. Drives me insane, especially working from home now.

by Anonymousreply 1611/21/2020

Click bait title.

by Anonymousreply 1711/21/2020

Get white noise machines. I could not live without one now

by Anonymousreply 1811/21/2020

I'm hearing one right now!

by Anonymousreply 1911/21/2020

[quote]Fucking Leaf Blowers

I wouldn't advise it, OP.

by Anonymousreply 2011/21/2020

To me, in this chaotic world, its the luscious sound of ORDER!

by Anonymousreply 2111/21/2020

You'd think they'd figure out a way to make them less ridiculously loud. It would also be nice if they started making quieter vacuum cleaners so cats and dogs would no longer be driven crazy by them.

by Anonymousreply 2211/21/2020

Are are you tender to the touch, dear?

by Anonymousreply 2311/21/2020

I’ve never used one but suspect it might be fun. Is that why people like them?

by Anonymousreply 2411/21/2020

I have a small battery powered one. Sounds like a big hairdryer not a buzzsaw. It is fun to use and I just use it to get leaves off the patio and driveway.

by Anonymousreply 2511/21/2020

I have a small battery powered one. Sounds like a big hairdryer not a buzzsaw. It is fun to use and I just use it to get leaves off the patio and driveway.

by Anonymousreply 2611/21/2020

My dear, humble bragging would be if I named the community. Oh, ooopsey.

by Anonymousreply 2711/21/2020

[quote]I’ve never used one but suspect it might be fun. Is that why people like them?

R24 Yep, they're fun to use. Same reason we love snow blowers; they're a blast to use. I blow the whole neighborhood!

by Anonymousreply 2811/21/2020

Put on your frilliest caftan and see if they'll blow it over your head. That'll stop making them come around.

by Anonymousreply 2911/21/2020

Landscapers do it in my community, not residents. The people who live directly in front of me & the people next door use the services of the landscaper who lives right in front of my next door neighbor. That makes 3 properties that have leaf blowers being used, one after the other.

I don’t mind hedge trimmers so much. This is the land of the privet hedge. They sell privets at 3 fields within a mile of my house . Outside of those 3 fields, there are about 790 nearby places that also sell privet. My landscaper neighbor is rich because he sells, plants & then maintains the privet hedges he planted.

But privet hedges are tall, meaning guys have to get on ladders to trim them with power tools. That means they have to get down off the ladder to move it to the next spot, then get back up the ladder again, so it’s not a non-stop noise like leaf blowers are. Even if there are guys on the ground who push the ladder on wheels, the trimmer stops until he’s in a good position again.

Btw, these privets are damned invasive. Every year I have to chop them down out of my garden. If you want a privet hedge, get non-invasive ones. Better yet, plant a holly or arborvitae hedge. The hollies produce pretty berries that birds eat in January/Feb/March and arborvitae don’t require constant trimming.

A lot of beach grass is also invasive. I have 2 clumps I can’t get rid of that invaded after neighbors put them in their yards.

by Anonymousreply 3011/21/2020

When I lived in a Florida suburb, there were lawn mowers, string trimmers, leaf blowers and assorted lawn maintenance tools running ALL DAY EVERY DAY. Non-stop. I tried to convince my neighbors to rally round one day a week and it was impossible due to the number of different lawn maintenance companies. That wasn't even considering the rest of the people living on my block nor the adjacent neighborhoods. It was relentless.

I'm gone now, but I swear before I left I think I was about to go out of my mind. Absolutely out of my mind. There are only so many hours per day every day of the week that you can be assaulted by those sounds. It was impossible to sit outside. And I was reduced to staying inside and playing music very loud.

I know it must sound dramatic and my reaction ridiculous, but please make no judgement until you've lived it.

by Anonymousreply 3111/21/2020

R18 you are blowing it and it's not leaves, people have trimmers and blowers for years as in 15yrs or more, you must know people buying the absolute shittiest cheapest ones.

by Anonymousreply 3211/21/2020

the most dangerous person in the world is a Mexican with a leaf blower

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by Anonymousreply 3311/21/2020

Wrong video, r33.

by Anonymousreply 3411/21/2020

Not only are they obnoxious, they are terrible for the environment since they are usually gas powered.

by Anonymousreply 3511/21/2020

I feel ya, bud.

They are noisy AF

by Anonymousreply 3611/21/2020

OP just wants us to know they live on a cul de sac and have an acre and their in an exclusive area that has this type of lawn service. Fuck you. Think of the people who are ding the fucking work and prolly not getting paid very much out here in a fucking pandemic you sloth.

by Anonymousreply 3711/21/2020

I use them to dry my car. My neighbors are envious, they want to bring their cars to me. It started a trend here.

by Anonymousreply 3811/21/2020

I'll take leaf blower noise all day over multiple neighbors' barking dogs.

by Anonymousreply 3911/21/2020

R35- And they stink! The air smells like burning plastic when those blasted heathenish things are on.

by Anonymousreply 4011/21/2020

r31 Im in FL as well and yes landscapers can be heard in the distance all the time, its a huge business. I guess Im weird but I find it relaxing as long as they aren't too close. I love being inside with the AC on full blast thanking god that I dont have to go out in the heat and do it myself, cause I would just die!

by Anonymousreply 4111/21/2020

there are no wrong Wanda Sykes videos

by Anonymousreply 4211/21/2020

[quote] OP just wants us to know they live on a cul de sac and have an acre and their in an exclusive area that has this type of lawn service. Fuck you.

Why would anyone brag about that? It’s stereotypical modern American suburbia. It’s the place Trump thought he would win handily, but was booted out in favor of Biden. If Op had said “On my 15 acre estate, where I have a number of stately old, leafy trees standing between the stables and other outbuildings....” I might see your point. But a suburban cul de sac in America?

Gurrrrl, you tryin

by Anonymousreply 4311/22/2020
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