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Old 01-08-2011, 02:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I should admit it's easy for me to have no lawn, I live on half an acre in the mountains, and so do all my neighbors. A lawn just looks out of place here.

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when i bought my house it came with a nice electric lawnmower, which unfortunately since we increased the size of our lawn, is no longer big enough.
I don't fallow why an electric lawn mower would not work for your lawn any more, it sounds like you already have your solution, take the money you would spend on building a grass to fuel system and use that money to improve your electric mower and buy solar panels to charge it with, it will be less over all work, quieter and take up less space.
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Or even easier, buy a 2nd electric mower so when the first one dies, you grab the second and finish the job.
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I also got rid of all my grass. Mostly food producing or native plants now, with mulch paths around them.
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Or even easier, buy a 2nd electric mower so when the first one dies, you grab the second and finish the job.
The electric mower I have has two battery packs, one pack will mow my entire yard, but it's nice to have the back up battery so I don't have to stop mowing or risk running my pack to far down and damaging it.
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:00 PM   #16 (permalink)
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...POSSIBLE is far different from PRACTICAL...and, im-practical is when:

(a) it takes more energy to create the alcohol than it produces; while,

(b) it co$ts more to make the alcohol than it can be sold for.
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a tube quck lime

Man, guys and women, it is SO easy to get ya one of those new FRESNEL LENSES and heat ya up some hydrated lime (Home Depot or any Hardware store...be sure it is practicaly pure hydrted lime 500 C or a little better) and just slap ya some of that quick lime (heated hydrated lime) into a tube with corks at both ends for connections to your stock and distiller. Before ya do your distilling. The stuff comes out the fermented stock, into the tube part with with the hydrated lime (quick lime) and into the distiller. Presto! 200 proof. Er...a...be careful and obey the laws with some poison inside the 200 proof. praise God Almigty for Fresnel Lenses and slow stickered vehicles, part time boss for more 200 proof
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...what's grass...the stuff they smoked back in the '70's (wink,wink)?

...actually, here in the desert, I "grow" rocks and sand...just plant and wait...and wait...and wait...and wait...and wait.
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Forget about drying that alcohol for a lawnmower....
The small engine on it can be tuned to run on as little as 160 proof. (yes, 80% alcohol /20% water)
No need to mix it with gasoline, which would be the only reason for dehydrating it.
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I would second the motion that you should just keep using the electric. Use the piles of dead grass for what God designed them for....free fertilizer!

Also, if you really want to get the job done faster, a well maintained and operating gas mower is faster and cuts better.

I went the reel mower route for 2 years. It is a very pleasant way to to cut the grass (you can even go barefoot) and is 100% free of any negative ecological byproducts. However, you have to mow twice per week, and it takes 3 hours each time.... and I only have a 1 acre lot. For me, it just makes more sense to do it right and do it fast using the good ole Briggs & Stratton 3.5HP lawnmower form 1994.

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