If man can invent an attachment to a gun to silence the gunshot why can't he invent something to soothe the sound of the leaf blower?
Good question. Unfortunately, they are both very different concepts.
A silencer (or suppressor) works very much like a balloon, in that if you prick a balloon with a pin, you can hear the 'pop' it makes, but if you let the air out slowly, you don't hear the same noise. Silencers work on the same principal, as the bullet leaves the gun barrel, the pressure built up from the ignited gunpowder is released slowly through the silencer as opposed to being released all at once from the gun barrel.
With leaf blowers, you are hearing a constant whine of turning machinery. Perhaps, there are ways to quiet that down, but it may be a matter of economic returns, thus making a silent leaf blower expensive.
How about a rake? The sound of a leaf blower is so irritating when trying to relax outside. We have 2 oak trees and 3 maples that drop a lot of leaves and prefer to use a wide rake.
That's something that caused our local inventor Yknot Justashuddupperdeface to get into deep trouble from the human rights commission recently, after he got caught trying to attach numerous forms of suppressors to his wife's mother!
He claimed that she had a similar pitch in her voice and was a sucker for leaf blowers who had volunteered to help him create a noise-proof MIL Model!
by Linda Fitzsimmons Pierce 6 years ago
What is the point of a leaf blower? Where are the leaves intended to go? Do women ever use them?I crack up every time I see someone using a leaf blower. It's not taking up leaves; it's blowing them elsewhere...sort of like lifting up a rug and sweeping things under it. When I think about it, I...
by Karen Wilton 10 years ago
If man can invent a gun silencer why is the leaf blower so noisy?Those gardening gadgets are so noisy and the leaf blower has been listed in surveys as the single most annoying noise from the neighbor. Why hasn't a silencer for the leaf blower been invented yet?
by Catherine Tally 7 years ago
Leaf blowers are inefficient, cause both air and noise pollution, and ruin the topsoil. There are movements to ban them. What do YOU think??
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