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pt
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Hi,
Is it practical to own/use an electric lawnmower here (I am on St. Croix)? Given a fairly small plot with just plain grass - no heavy bush growth - why not? Where can I buy one, also. There is a hardware store in Christiansted (whose name I forget but know I have helped pay for the owner's kid's tuitions at Harvard these past few weeks)... they suggest one model but I'd like to see something cheaper but nobody else seems to sell them.

Thanks for any suggestions.

PT

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Topic starter Posted : November 22, 2009 11:35 am
Linda J
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I've lived here 6 years and have never seen an electric lawn mower, altho I'm sure there must be some. And the hardware you're talking about is Gallows Bay Hardware.

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Posted : November 22, 2009 2:27 pm
stt007
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How about gas vs electric stoves? Any comments on advantages vs disadvantages? I know this might change the direction of this thread, but I was interested because that is what I thought the title was referring to.

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Posted : November 22, 2009 8:57 pm
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In my opinion gas stoves are better. We only get a refill once a year and I cannot remember how much it cost but less than $100.00. The best part about having a gas stove is that you can still cook if WAPA is down.

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Posted : November 22, 2009 10:05 pm
stiphy
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I'd say gas stove for sure, WAPA is so high and stoves use a good deal of energy. And being able to cook when WAPA is down or if there is a hurricane is a big plus.

As for gas vs electric mower, I prefer gas but I have a bigger yard...we had electric mowers growing up and I was never to fond of having a cord to watch out for.

Sean

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Posted : November 23, 2009 9:12 pm
DUN
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For a stove, i concur, gas,I changed mine the first day after closing when I brought the house(my wife thought I was nuts).
Not only can you cook when WAPA is down, but you can light your candles & hurricane lamps from it.
I use #100 bottles every 8 months, but my wife is a gourmet cook!

To make a guess(out of my a$$), I`d say propane cost %35-%55 of electric cost to cook with HERE.
Propane is NOT our savior if considering for other power uses as it costs 3.5X more than the states (for NO reason)<<:X , other wise, I could have helped us save MANY $$ & made many $$ myself here, very sad the greed...

Now on to the weed whacker...
The electric one is what, $50, & the cheapo gas one is what $100?
If your yard is that small(& not understated), & you`ll be there a short time, i`d go w/ the electric trimmer(don`t forget the cost of the cord which I think you will eventually tear up).

I say this BC the electric one won`t break the recoil starter cord, clog the carb w/ our crappy fuel or from sitting(which will also eat the primer in a year),

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Posted : November 23, 2009 10:03 pm
Linda J
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I believe he was speaking about a regular lawn mower and not a weed wacker.

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Posted : November 24, 2009 3:06 am
pt
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Hi -
Thanks for the correction, Linda. A push-type grass mower is what I'm thinking of. Can't think of any reason they wouldn't work here on a small lawn. Small. A big lawn is different.

G.B sells electrics and has recommended a cordless rechargable model that others use here and like. But who else sells them ? Maybe nobody.

PT

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Topic starter Posted : November 24, 2009 7:06 am
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