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Gun Silencers and Leaf Blowers

  1. Karanda profile image79
    Karandaposted 5 years ago

    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?

    1. A Troubled Man profile image61
      A Troubled Manposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. rebekahELLE profile image90
      rebekahELLEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      How about a rake? The sound of a leaf blower is so irritating when trying to relax outside. hmm  We have 2 oak trees and 3 maples that drop a lot of leaves and prefer to use a wide rake.

  2. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    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! sad