leaf blower noise

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Bryan Wilson, Jul 16, 2001.

  1. Bryan Wilson

    Bryan Wilson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    A new bylaw has been passed to ban leaf blower use here in Vancouver, BC, Canada. This takes effect in 2004.

    How does one get around this problem?:confused:
  2. smburgess

    smburgess LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    1-Break out the CORN BROOM.

    2-Put your blowers on Ebay.

    3-Adjust your prices up to sweep up, or down not to.

  3. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 467

    What is the deal with the attack on leaf blowers. I can't use my leaf blower for 5 to 10 minutes to blow of a walk, but I could ride a harley with straight pipes through that same neihborhood. What is the deal? Seems like legistlators need something to do. Next it will be the trimmers and mowers. Were is an industry lobby when you need one. I just read something in a trade magazine about the city of Houston banning use of outdoor power equipment in 2003 or 2004 until after something like 1:00 in the afternoon (don't quote me on the numbers). Do people really think that we are responsible for the bulk of the pollution or noise in a city. How will the lawns get down. It is time the equipment manufacturers get nasty with these groups, or they won't have any customers to sell their products to. Lets get serious. This is total BS.
  4. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 386

    Bryan, sounds like you need to move.
  5. Island Lawn

    Island Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 632

    What are the laws on using a leaf vac?

    Vancouver may prefer you inhale!:D
  6. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    Bryon... I am not sure how to get around this... who's responsible for this? New Democrats? BC has been in a downward slide for years now...time for people to take a stand...need a group(MANUFACTURES INCLUDED) to fight this all the way to the supreme court.
  7. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,731

    Use your lawnmower to blow the drive off
  8. LoneStarLawn

    LoneStarLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    Make sure you read the bylaw...more and likely it is just a ban during certain times and Sunday.
  9. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,232

    Ahh, yes! Socialism is alive and kicking vigorously!
  10. JLC

    JLC LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 467

    Well we all have to be the same, make the same, work the same, etc, don't we CSRA. You're right on the money with the socialism. They are very sneaky.

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