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Re: New road stuff.

2009/4/1 21:52
From Johnstown, PA
Posts: 4448
My last vehicle was a 95 Ford f-150 truck it's showin it's age. Last summer i bought an 08 Chevy Trail Blazer , the amount of plastic in the new one is what surprised me , but goes right along with what Pcray said.

Posted on: 2013/2/4 10:26

Re: New road stuff.

2009/12/2 19:56
From SE Pa
Posts: 362
The waterways in SEPA are much cleaner now then they were 30yrs ago and it's not even debatable

I guess you are correct.

The smallmouth are almost gone. many fish have odd black spots all over them, even those caught from drinking supply sources. In the Fall, ponds & reservoirs reek of dead algae & scum from all the phospates & other stuff. The advisories to not eat fish make up a large portion of the Commission's regulations. People get strange lesions and infections when they wade without waders. Invasive slime makes it necessary but unwise to use felt waders. Water levels fluctuate more because of increased demand. The govt lays down salt a day in advance of bad weather just in case.

I'm trying to think which of those were the case in the 1960 & 70s when people used tire chains and I only wore waders when the water got cold. But I always had to wear long pants to wade because the bluegills would peck at the hair on my legs.

Oh, and I forgot Delaware stuff like ..... ... rash_line_delaware_r.html

I collect trash in the winter from along streams - because in the winter the nasty stuff growing in the cans is hopefully dead - I get 3 times more junk than I did years ago.

It's much better than is was; I know it's true because the government has people employed who's job depends on them telling me so. And their bosses jobs depend on them saying that too.

Posted on: 2013/2/6 9:59

Re: New road stuff.

2010/3/29 6:56
From Portage, PA
Posts: 1526
I work for the enemy in some cases. Look up accu-brine systems. My company had been installing them for a while. It is a brine mixture as said before. I am pretty sure you need gloves and goggle and other safety equipment just to handle the stuff so imagine what that does as it flows into our streams.

I also design the trucks that are used in marcellus shale. I have to support the fam but every time i start designing i feel bad knowing this thing could be damaging something i love. SUX!

Posted on: 2013/2/9 20:26
"There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process."

Re: New road stuff.

2009/10/8 20:52
From Up in the Mountain
Posts: 156
I don't know what that stuff is but if it is the same stuff they use in Garrett county Maryland, I've seen that stuff rot the spring shackles off trucks. Spring shackles are fairly thick metal.

Posted on: 2013/2/9 22:17
Sure you can trust the government....... Just ask any Indian!

Re: New road stuff.

2009/4/1 21:52
From Johnstown, PA
Posts: 4448
tig..........why do i have the idea that you might be a welder? All kidding aside , almost everyone i know who makes a living either working on cars , trucks , anything metal that comes into contact with this "New" road mix , that is sprayed on as a liquid before an approaching snowstorm , they all say that corrosion has gotten worse since they started using it.

Posted on: 2013/2/13 8:09

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