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Old 05-08-2013, 10:15 PM   #41
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I use a Reel mower. Then again my "yard" is about 10' x 15'.

If it were my choice (the wife calls the shots on the house/landscaping since she bought the house before I met her) we would not have grass at all.
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Interestingly enough, the above picture is of faux grass, apparently it's expensive to keep grass green in Southern California summers.
It's also discouraged by the water board. In some areas, you can actually get a tax credit for not having a lawn.

(This annoys me since, as an apartment-dweller, I also have no lawn and yet I receive no tax credit.)
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(This annoys me since, as an apartment-dweller, I also have no lawn and yet I receive no tax credit.)
You also have no property taxes. Why would you get a credit for taxes you don't pay?
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If you got a problem with the gas engine noise why not just do a big exhaust on it from a scooter or a motorcycle or something?

Personally if i was to go electric I'd do a diy remote control lawn mower. This is gas but you get the idea. Ever seen robot wars?

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You also have no property taxes. Why would you get a credit for taxes you don't pay?
If there were no property taxes, his rent would be significantly lower. All tenants pay property taxes, it's merely rolled up into a single larger payment called "rent".

I see a lot of renters around me with kids, who are barely making ends meet. I suspect that they vote "yes" on school levys because they have kids and they don't think they pay property taxes. If only they knew, I think our last school levy would have gone from 51% yea/49% nay to 35% yea/65% nay. I don't know the facts on renters/voter percentage, but these are my suspicions.

I also see a reduction on my property tax bill labeled something like "homeowner residence" - it's basically a property tax reduction on my property for living in the house that I own. I suspect that this means that a property which is rented out does not receive this discount, and thus the renter actually pays higher property taxes than I, a homeowner, do.
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If you got a problem with the gas engine noise why not just do a big exhaust on it from a scooter or a motorcycle or something?

Personally if i was to go electric I'd do a diy remote control lawn mower. This is gas but you get the idea. Ever seen robot wars?

Screw that, I want a roomba for my lawn.





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I dont know lawn roomba would be cool but i dont trust it outside. Wouldnt want that 400-500 **** to get stolen.
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I dont know lawn roomba would be cool but i dont trust it outside. Wouldnt want that 400-500 **** to get stolen.
If you can afford the lawnba, you live in a neighborhood where you aren't worried about it getting stolen. The price for the base model is $2700.
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Hmm nvm then lol i'd rather build my rc battle bot for that amount of money and have some left over for a borg for my car.
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I like mowing my lawn, why have a robot do it? I alos find myself weeding, and I've already spent a crap ton of money on plants, soil, and pots this year.
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You also have no property taxes.
I pay them every month, in the form of my rent check. The property manager takes a percentage, and passes the rest along.


Sidebar: Even with all of the safeties built in, I am amazed that any manufacturer is willing to produce and sell consumer-grade automatic spinning blades of doom which are designed to be left un-attended in an environment filled with puppies, small children, etc.

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Don't get the lengths to which people go to avoid mowing the lawn.

If you have a small lawn, use a push gas mower, move fast and treat it like extra workout.

If you have a huge lawn, buy a ride-on mower and sip a beer while you drive around.

If you have more money than time, hire a service.

Bing bang boom.
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Because... white people.

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Saw this on facebook
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