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2020-05-18 4:53:01 PM  
Violet Street to be paved in Sutherland

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it's the law
 
2020-05-18 5:32:24 PM  
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2020-05-18 5:42:47 PM  
Heh, makes me think of the town I grew up in, where certain factions almost certainly remain bitter about that single fancy, citified stoplight that went up in like 1989.
 
2020-05-18 5:58:45 PM  
I am not a math genius or a project foreman but this sounds ridiculous

"I realize it's double the depth of asphalt, but I don't think it is going to double the price because I would assume that the labor is pretty much going to be the same whether they do 4 inches or 8,"

I shoveled 100 pounds of mulch this weekend.  If I had to do 200 pounds of mulch, I would say fark it and hire someone because no way was I going to do any more goddamn mulch..
 
2020-05-18 6:00:33 PM  

brigid_fitch: I am not a math genius or a project foreman but this sounds ridiculous

"I realize it's double the depth of asphalt, but I don't think it is going to double the price because I would assume that the labor is pretty much going to be the same whether they do 4 inches or 8,"

I shoveled 100 pounds of mulch this weekend.  If I had to do 200 pounds of mulch, I would say fark it and hire someone because no way was I going to do any more goddamn mulch..


Conversely, I know when I only have four inches to work with, I have to work much harder to get desired results.
 
2020-05-18 6:04:47 PM  

brigid_fitch: I am not a math genius or a project foreman but this sounds ridiculous

"I realize it's double the depth of asphalt, but I don't think it is going to double the price because I would assume that the labor is pretty much going to be the same whether they do 4 inches or 8,"

I shoveled 100 pounds of mulch this weekend.  If I had to do 200 pounds of mulch, I would say fark it and hire someone because no way was I going to do any more goddamn mulch..


basically double the material cost and extra trucks to haul it to the site.  labor would be extra but not double, you're changing the depth setting on the paving machine and adding some time required to switch over the trucks
 
2020-05-18 6:07:08 PM  

Prof. Frink: brigid_fitch: I am not a math genius or a project foreman but this sounds ridiculous

"I realize it's double the depth of asphalt, but I don't think it is going to double the price because I would assume that the labor is pretty much going to be the same whether they do 4 inches or 8,"

I shoveled 100 pounds of mulch this weekend.  If I had to do 200 pounds of mulch, I would say fark it and hire someone because no way was I going to do any more goddamn mulch..

Conversely, I know when I only have four inches to work with, I have to work much harder to get desired results.


Anything more than 4 inches, we gotta find a contractor. Hopefully he brings a pizza with him.
 
2020-05-18 6:14:33 PM  

ChrisDe: Prof. Frink: brigid_fitch: I am not a math genius or a project foreman but this sounds ridiculous

"I realize it's double the depth of asphalt, but I don't think it is going to double the price because I would assume that the labor is pretty much going to be the same whether they do 4 inches or 8,"

I shoveled 100 pounds of mulch this weekend.  If I had to do 200 pounds of mulch, I would say fark it and hire someone because no way was I going to do any more goddamn mulch..

Conversely, I know when I only have four inches to work with, I have to work much harder to get desired results.

Anything more than 4 inches, we gotta find a contractor. Hopefully he brings a pizza with him.


Damn it.  Here I was, hoping to finally get my cable fixed.  I've lost track of all the cable techs that have been sent over and never got around to fixing the cable.
 
2020-05-18 6:18:16 PM  
"I realize it's double the depth of asphalt, but I don't think it is going to double the price because I would assume that the labor is pretty much going to be the same whether they do 4 inches or 8," Flinders said.

That's his mothers pricing structure also. Always a fair flat rate per job and not per inches.
 
2020-05-18 7:08:47 PM  

brigid_fitch: I am not a math genius or a project foreman but this sounds ridiculous

"I realize it's double the depth of asphalt, but I don't think it is going to double the price because I would assume that the labor is pretty much going to be the same whether they do 4 inches or 8,"

I shoveled 100 pounds of mulch this weekend.  If I had to do 200 pounds of mulch, I would say fark it and hire someone because no way was I going to do any more goddamn mulch..


Everyone knows it's the width of the road that really makes all the difference.
 
2020-05-18 7:11:12 PM  

duppy: Heh, makes me think of the town I grew up in, where certain factions almost certainly remain bitter about that single fancy, citified stoplight that went up in like 1989.


I think they may be coming along a bit. While they still view electricity as something to be feared and hated, some of the more forward thinking members of the community are beginning to suspect it may be a force of nature rather than hellfire contained in a metal wire by evil wizards in league with the devil.
 
2020-05-18 7:54:08 PM  
Generally, if you improve a road you make more traffic likely to travel the road. It's a self-fulfilling problem.
 
2020-05-18 8:04:05 PM  

Gordon Bennett: duppy: Heh, makes me think of the town I grew up in, where certain factions almost certainly remain bitter about that single fancy, citified stoplight that went up in like 1989.

I think they may be coming along a bit. While they still view electricity as something to be feared and hated, some of the more forward thinking members of the community are beginning to suspect it may be a force of nature rather than hellfire contained in a metal wire by evil wizards in league with the devil.


But then some fool went and bought a microwave, and now it's just witch trial after witch trial droning on all day every day.
 
2020-05-18 9:39:57 PM  

duppy: Gordon Bennett: duppy: Heh, makes me think of the town I grew up in, where certain factions almost certainly remain bitter about that single fancy, citified stoplight that went up in like 1989.

I think they may be coming along a bit. While they still view electricity as something to be feared and hated, some of the more forward thinking members of the community are beginning to suspect it may be a force of nature rather than hellfire contained in a metal wire by evil wizards in league with the devil.

But then some fool went and bought a microwave, and now it's just witch trial after witch trial droning on all day every day.


The only self-professed witch I personally know told me she won't have a microwave because she doesn't want to support the nuclear industry.
 
2020-05-18 9:48:50 PM  
Small town near here paved their roads 20 years ago and there were and still are death threats associated with it.
 
2020-05-18 10:38:17 PM  

SwiftFox: The only self-professed witch I personally know told me she won't have a microwave because she doesn't want to support the nuclear industry.


Wait, what?

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2020-05-18 11:11:57 PM  
Vermont is pretty much all gravel roads.
If you know how to build one proper, you never need to pave them.
Of course, most idiots need their precious shiny things, so they wouldn't dare get dusty.
 
2020-05-19 7:40:36 AM  

Charlie Freak: Small town near here paved their roads 20 years ago and there were and still are death threats associated with it.


The northern suburbs of NYC are notorious for being snotty about keeping their dirt roads. The rich folks with second homes want their dirt roads because it looks all Martha Stewart and they're not there in the winter and mud season to deal with how nasty those roads get.

Until this year, at least.

But if they want to pay for annual road grading, let 'em.
 
2020-05-19 10:06:14 AM  

Gulper Eel: Charlie Freak: Small town near here paved their roads 20 years ago and there were and still are death threats associated with it.

The northern suburbs of NYC are notorious for being snotty about keeping their dirt roads. The rich folks with second homes want their dirt roads because it looks all Martha Stewart and they're not there in the winter and mud season to deal with how nasty those roads get.

Until this year, at least.

But if they want to pay for annual road grading, let 'em.


Right. I can't stand how the dust from gravel roads gets into everything in both the car and nearby houses. Starts degrading things much faster (and have to replace the engine and cabin air filters all the damn time).
 
2020-05-19 5:07:51 PM  

Gordon Bennett: SwiftFox: The only self-professed witch I personally know told me she won't have a microwave because she doesn't want to support the nuclear industry.

Wait, what?

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Yea.  But at least she isn't vegan.
 
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