What towns don't allow small engines? That's news to me.... I know the new Gov. just signed a bill but that doesn't do into effect for over 10yrs, the cali bill comes in 2yrs 3 months!I reported on this last year or so. Its been on the works and already taken effect in NY @ some towns. Their moving to pass laws against them eventually everywhere.
Like @Striikar said, this isn't new. Many cities have even forcing gas powered equipment out for years. Propane, diesel, and battery powered equipment is favored. This topic has hit pretty hard with the tree care and logging community. The few professional battery saws are small and don't go long on a charge. This effectively kills off both markets, if nothing else due to the sheer cost of the nessisary batteries to keep a crew running, let alone no replacement for larger displacement equipment. I'm all for new tech, but the idiots pushing for this have no idea what they are proposing. We are not there yet. Batteries arnt even close to the power densities we need, and are far from "green" to produce or dispose of. Next we can move on to the pathetic grid we have state side, a 70odd year old system that was designed to have a 25 year life span. With the bad quilt of patches the electric companies have been using were about 3 steps away from system failure. Take Texas as a grand example. Little bit of cold and the grid failed.
(Which I'll note we use the same generation tech in Antarctica with zero issues, turbines don't care how cold it is)
I'll also note California has been killing off power sports engines for years. You need to get a green/red tag for your atv/bike or rail. This determines if you can run it all the time or just part of the time.
Communism is real brothers get ready.
I don't think solar is really worth it with the cost u pay upfront, and I doubt it can really save u so much to make it worth it. Then its just another thing to clean and maintain n stuff.
Your an idiot.I don't think solar is really worth it with the cost u pay upfront, and I doubt it can really save u so much to make it worth it. Then its just another thing to clean and maintain n stuff.
To your first comment. Normally it's larger cities, ie the likes of Philly, I think Harrisburg it trending that way, and formerly working for local municipality there is a big push for non gas powered equipment. Even state and federal incentives. Some places (thinking new jersey off the top of my head, but I believe Maryland is getting close to the same) require a certain age of equipment, and can even fine a contractor if they have an older non emission compliment machine on site. It's a common issue but becoming more prevalent recently.What towns don't allow small engines? That's news to me.... I know the new Gov. just signed a bill but that doesn't do into effect for over 10yrs, the cali bill comes in 2yrs 3 months!
Agreed it will be fought and pushed back simply because like you said, it's not feasible. Could you imagine what it would take to run a lawn crew on batteries! One guy says he'd need 30-40 packs just to run the day. Thats a lot of recharging every night and I'd assume the packs would need replacing at least once a yr.
It depends how much sun you get bud and how much square footage your roof has. There are leasing options too. The downfall is how fast everything is moving. Get a system this yr and in 5 the output can almost double. I see theres a new 500w panel out. Pretty sure it used to be 260w but Sean would probably know better as he sounds to be moving in that direction.
From what I've found out we get a one to one exchange rate, and a bunch of fees dropped because we become a supplier once the system is tied to the grid. There is also a SERC thing, where for each 1kw we produce (does not matter if the house uses it or it goes back out the line) we get one supplier credit, that can be sold to companies that don't meet "green" energy quota per month. Not worth much here in PA, but I can apply that extra money towards the system cost. Right now (it's kinda like a wonky stock of sorts) it's worth around $40.00 per 1kw. The market varies and you can keep the credits for up to 3 years before you have to sell them.We get a one off rebate for fitting it and about 7c a K for what we feed into the grid.
Not sure but I think it's about $4k for fitting.
From what I've found out we get a one to one exchange rate, and a bunch of fees dropped because we become a supplier once the system is tied to the grid. There is also a SERC thing, where for each 1kw we produce (does not matter if the house uses it or it goes back out the line) we get one supplier credit, that can be sold to companies that don't meet "green" energy quota per month. Not worth much here in PA, but I can apply that extra money towards the system cost. Right now (it's kinda like a wonky stock of sorts) it's worth around $40.00 per 1kw. The market varies and you can keep the credits for up to 3 years before you have to sell them.
I don't even know how to answer to that factually. But yes it's been a thing and it's not going away. If people realized how bad our grid is, and how inefficient power plants really are they wouldn't be making knee jerk decisions like this.Sorry had chemo yesterday and not quite ready for prime time but I did a quick search and found some info for long island. This is just one,search
Leaf Blower Ban Long Island NY | Leaf Blower Alternative? Try Battery Powered
At Chief Equipment, we’re always keeping our eye out for industry trends and how they may affect our customers. We’ve lately been reading about how towns on Long Island and across the country are banning or restricting use of gas-powered leaf blowers due to concerns about noise pollution.
Leaf Blower Bans on Long IslandThe town of North Hempstead passed a law in 2019 that goes into effect this year, banning the use of gas-powered leaf blowers on property within the town’s unincorporated areas between June 15 and Sept. 15.
In September 2019, the town of East Hampton passed a law banning the commercial use of gas and diesel-powered leaf blowers for the summer season. A first-time offender will face a possible $250 to $1000 fine. Those fines go up to $500 and $2500 for second-time offenders, and $1000 to $5000 for a third. Homeowners who wish to use gas-powered leaf blowers are subject to curfews on the equipment.
In April 2019, the town of Southampton also issued a leaf blower ban. Landscapers and homeowners will only be permitted to use gas-powered leaf blowers from September 21 through May 19, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday. The use of the equipment will be prohibited on Sundays throughout the year, as well as federal and state holidays. The restrictions also apply to tennis and beach clubs, as well as to municipal employees.
Floral Park is also working on its own leaf blower ban.
Where to Buy Battery Powered Leaf BlowersWhat do these bans mean for you? There’s no need to resign to raking your lawn full of leaves like in yesteryear. Battery-powered leaf blowers are a great alternative for homeowners and landscapers alike. They’re lighter, more energy-efficient, and can still tackle big piles of leaves.
Our favorites are the Stihl Battery Powered Blowers. When you need to clear off a walkway, the benefits of a battery-powered blower are immediately clear. They’re lightweight, powerful and start instantly with the squeeze of a trigger. They’re cordless, easy to use and require no gasoline or fuel mixing.
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LARCHMONT, Westchester County (WABC) -- Cleaning up your yard will be a bit more difficult for residents and gardeners in the Village of Larchmont in the future.
The Village of Larchmont Board of Trustees unanimously passed a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers effective January 1, 2022. <--THIS DATE -- First in usa!.
It's the first complete ban in the Northeast United States.
They also limited electric leaf blowers to April for spring clean-up, and October 15 to December 15 for fall clean-up.
There could be temporary allowances for extreme weather events as determined by the mayor.
Residents were directed to notify their gardeners. The ban is for all properties, residential and commercial.
Landscapers say the blowers might have to be supplemented by old-fashioned raking. According to some, the additional time, could cost their clients.
Those in favor of the gas-powered leaf blower ban cited environmental emissions and the destruction of insect and wildlife habitats that they say are critical to pollination.
Studies have shown the emissions from a 2-stroke gasoline engine in one hour are comparable to that of 17 cars. In addition, the hurricane-force winds stir up breathable particulates and damage topsoil.
Then there's the ear-splitting noise, which has become more of an issue during the pandemic with many working and going to school from home.
Violators face fines, and not just those operating the equipment. Homeowners who hired them could also be ticketed as well. It's a whole new landscape indeed.
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Long island towns banning 2 stroke small engines?
Don't you worry, I'm at the voting booth every election.Best answer to this is to vote and move away from any libtardville. If you bitch and moan about agendas like this and do not vote, well then you simply don't have a right to bitch and moan about any of the crazy bullshit going on in this country right now….