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mower pollution #4779154
06/06/18 12:58 PM
06/06/18 12:58 PM
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ragtoplvr Offline OP
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EPA says we use 800 Million gallons of gas a year mowing our yards. WHAT A WASTE!

17 million gallons a year spilled during refueling. I know that new self sealing gas can spout makes me spill a LOT more gas. What a dumb idea. I need to try one of the push button types but mine is not so bad after I cut out the flapper valve.

Your new mower emits more than 11 cars.

2 cycles are supposed to waste 30% of their fuel.

So riddle me this, 2005 briggs 20 inch deck uses more gas to mow my yard than my 1979 F engine lawnboy.. It will mow over an hour on about ĺ quart of gas. The brigs uses a full tank at about 1.2 quarts. Yes, I poured the gas in a mason jar, and used a funnel to fill. The Lawnboy is full with less than one mason jar, and the briggs uses much more. I have a non-mulching blade on the briggs. The lawnboy also has more power and cuts better. So who really pollutes more?

Heck my old 1956 C engine lawnboy, since sold to a collector for way more money than it was worth, would run about an hour on itís 1 quart tank. It did only have about 2 horsepower though.

Rod

Re: mower pollution [Re: ragtoplvr] #4779182
06/06/18 01:17 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
I'd be fine with a grass-less lawn like people have in the southwest but my city would fine me for doing so.

You can't win with anything or with anyone. Ever.

So all you can really do is try and enjoy what you can.

Re: mower pollution [Re: ragtoplvr] #4779191
06/06/18 01:21 PM
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Well it is what it is. As I post this I hear the pleasant sound of a mower next door. oilburner

Last edited by tig1; 06/06/18 01:21 PM.

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Re: mower pollution [Re: ragtoplvr] #4779199
06/06/18 01:28 PM
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Baloney.

If that 17 million gallons spilled is true I blame it all on those stupid new gas can spouts. I have never spilled gas until I got one of the new ones.

Last edited by tmorris1; 06/06/18 01:32 PM.
Re: mower pollution [Re: tmorris1] #4779201
06/06/18 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted By: tmorris1
Baloney


What do you want on it?





Last edited by SatinSilver; 06/06/18 01:31 PM.
Re: mower pollution [Re: ragtoplvr] #4779202
06/06/18 01:29 PM
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I will seriously consider a battery-powered lawnmower and trimmer the next time around. If I can be sure I can get the lawns cut on one charge, and not have to replace a battery within the life of the mower chassis, I'm in.


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Re: mower pollution [Re: SatinSilver] #4779208
06/06/18 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Originally Posted By: tmorris1
Baloney


What do you want on it?





Spilled fuel.

Re: mower pollution [Re: ragtoplvr] #4779212
06/06/18 01:34 PM
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Could get a goat but then they will complain how the goat farts contribute to climate change. We can't win.

Last edited by tmorris1; 06/06/18 01:35 PM.
Re: mower pollution [Re: fsdork] #4779213
06/06/18 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted By: fsdork
I will seriously consider a battery-powered lawnmower and trimmer the next time around. If I can be sure I can get the lawns cut on one charge, and not have to replace a battery within the life of the mower chassis, I'm in.

I would be open to that, but electricity generation is not free or without pollution either.

Re: mower pollution [Re: ragtoplvr] #4779221
06/06/18 01:40 PM
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I used to have a gas-powered mower for our backyard lawn which worked well, but we got tired of the noise, the gas smell in the garage, the gas getting old, etc.. so I went and bought one of these:



Quiet, easy to use, no annoying gas can in the garage, and cheap. Also, cuts very cleanly. Win-win, IMHO


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Re: mower pollution [Re: ragtoplvr] #4779226
06/06/18 01:42 PM
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Yet how much pollution do all these lawns soak up in that same period???


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Re: mower pollution [Re: SirTanon] #4779239
06/06/18 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: SirTanon
I used to have a gas-powered mower for our backyard lawn which worked well, but we got tired of the noise, the gas smell in the garage, the gas getting old, etc.. so I went and bought one of these:



Quiet, easy to use, no annoying gas can in the garage, and cheap. Also, cuts very cleanly. Win-win, IMHO

I have an old antique one like that that worked well until the blades dulled. I should sharpen them and use it again.

Re: mower pollution [Re: ragtoplvr] #4779241
06/06/18 01:54 PM
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I wouldn't blindly trust anything as fact coming from a government organization.


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Re: mower pollution [Re: BrianF] #4779245
06/06/18 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted By: BrianF
Yet how much pollution do all these lawns soak up in that same period???
This reminds me of the people complaining that the farmers use too much water yet the people love to eat their food they produce. +1


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Re: mower pollution [Re: ragtoplvr] #4779253
06/06/18 02:07 PM
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Some folks here in SW Florida tried to have a nice rock yard instead of grass but, the city Code would not allow it. Ed


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