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Leaf Blower

wallabeeXwallabeeX Registered User regular
edited August 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Just moved to LA into a beautiful old 1920's house in Wilshire. It's pretty amazing, and I ended up randomly assigned a room that actually has a sun-porch off of it, which is incredible for sleeping in. Surrounded by trees, plenty of privacy, etc.

The downside to this room is that our next-door neighbor is a big apartment complex, which would be fine. Every single morning at 7:45 I'm woken to the sound of hired help leaf-blowing the parking lot - he'll go for fifteen minutes or so, occasionally longer. Sometimes I'll look out there and he'll have left the leaf blower in the middle of the parking lot, ON, while he went to go do something. 90% of the time he's just pushing a single leaf across that lot ..

I'm assuming the only way to handle this is to call the building management, correct? And would I be correct in assuming nothing will come of such a call?

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    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    You're town might actually have laws regarding when work like this can start. Check into that and call building management as well.

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    wallabeeXwallabeeX Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Still every single morning. A woman from the complex yelled at him today and he stopped halfway through, so I'll be curious if he comes back.

    I checked the ordinance for Los Angeles and apparently gas-powered leaf blowers aren't allowed within 500 feet of residences due to particulate from the exhaust. There's a hotline for reporting, which I'll do on top of talking to management if he does come back. Anyone have any clue if there'd be a huge noticeable difference between an electric and a gas powered? I know what a small gas-powered engine sounds like, and I've heard electric lawnmowers before, and my inclination is to think this is gas.

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    DjeetDjeet Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    gas blowers tend to be a lot more powerful and a lot louder than electric. gas is also favored by professionals because of the power advantage.

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