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Posted: 10/19/2016 7:17:26 PM EDT
Been seeing this all over the state, strips of round rubber stretched across the roads(they may not be rubber, im just guessing). Im guessing they are trying to collect data on how much traffic passes through intersections and which way people go but im not sure? Does anybody know?
Link Posted: 10/19/2016 7:34:14 PM EDT
They're counters

They use them to see how much traffic travels there, so they know how much salt to pour. If there aren't enough cars to ruin they won't salt the road.
Link Posted: 10/19/2016 7:53:26 PM EDT
Or traffic study for adding a light or stop sign. I suppose they can judge speed too.
Link Posted: 10/19/2016 8:37:59 PM EDT
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No it's for salt only
Link Posted: 10/19/2016 9:17:53 PM EDT
The state has used these counters for decades. Many times there will be one hose that goes across the road and another that only goes on one side. This way traffic can be counted in both directions.
Link Posted: 10/19/2016 10:20:26 PM EDT
It's classified. I would drop your line of inquiry immediately unless you really want to see a MRAP up close. You've been warned.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 6:31:20 AM EDT
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No it's for salt only
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Originally Posted By Leon82:
Or traffic study for adding a light or stop sign. I suppose they can judge speed too.


No it's for salt only

this
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 8:22:27 AM EDT
Tullz
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 8:45:08 AM EDT
I thought these were also used to judge repaving priorities?
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 8:46:40 AM EDT
Hahaha thanks guys. I figured they were gathering intel for some reason. Makes sense
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 8:48:55 AM EDT
They paved a road near my house and now are digging into it to change he gas line
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Standard procedure. The heavy equipment used in paving vibrates the gas lines and causes leaks, which means they then have to dig up the lines, repair, and patch. It's "cost prohibitive" to install new lines prior to paving because they don't always leak. They paved my street in May and have come back 3 times to fix things - they even graded the crown improperly and the road started draining into someone's driveway and yard. I can't imagine how much road salt that guy will wind up with.

Frikkin rocket science.





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Originally Posted By Leon82:
They paved a road near my house and now are digging into it to change he gas line



Standard procedure. The heavy equipment used in paving vibrates the gas lines and causes leaks, which means they then have to dig up the lines, repair, and patch. It's "cost prohibitive" to install new lines prior to paving because they don't always leak. They paved my street in May and have come back 3 times to fix things - they even graded the crown improperly and the road started draining into someone's driveway and yard. I can't imagine how much road salt that guy will wind up with.

Frikkin rocket science.







-1 lawn
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 6:09:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
They're counters

They use them to see how much traffic travels there, so they know how much salt to pour. If there aren't enough cars to ruin they won't salt the road.
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Interesting about salt.

I know they also use them as a car counter to determine the grade of asphalt to use when repaving roads.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 6:44:29 PM EDT
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Interesting about salt.

I know they also use them as a car counter to determine the grade of asphalt to use when repaving roads.
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Originally Posted By Firefoxammo:
Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
They're counters

They use them to see how much traffic travels there, so they know how much salt to pour. If there aren't enough cars to ruin they won't salt the road.



Interesting about salt.

I know they also use them as a car counter to determine the grade of asphalt to use when repaving roads.



Like how much salt to infuse with the asphalt?
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Interesting about salt.

I know they also use them as a car counter to determine the grade of asphalt to use when repaving roads.
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Originally Posted By Firefoxammo:
Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
They're counters

They use them to see how much traffic travels there, so they know how much salt to pour. If there aren't enough cars to ruin they won't salt the road.



Interesting about salt.

I know they also use them as a car counter to determine the grade of asphalt to use when repaving roads.


You do realize the salt comments are sarcasm designed to get the HTF curmudgeon to respond.
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 8:35:12 PM EDT
It's just for laughs, there is no intent to solicit responses beyond the equally sarcastic.

Nobody likes road salt anyways. Road salt is for pussies. Make America Hardcore Again.
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Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
It's just for laughs, there is no intent to solicit responses beyond the equally sarcastic.

Nobody likes road salt anyways. Road salt is for pussies. Make America Hardcore Again.
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October 1st I install chains on all 4 tires, Regardless if it's even cold out yet. April 1st I remove them....
The salt eats up my damn chains, you should see how rusted out the links are....
Link Posted: 10/20/2016 9:48:11 PM EDT
Group8 loves salt
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 8:47:30 AM EDT
Only MORONS who don't know how to drive like road salt.

I don't have proof, but I wouldn't put it past our government assholes and car dealer, insurance, and lawyer buddies to be using road salt to force people to upgrade to newer cars.

Corruption goes way past presidential elections.

Link Posted: 10/21/2016 6:04:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Andrapos:
Seriously, the road salt here sucks and rapidly destroys vehicles. It's now a joke.
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A very expensive joke. Our trucks are being eaten by the stuff they use now. Brand new freightliner, one year later there's serious rust that needs work, not just a little sanding and repainting/sealing. That's with real underbody paint used. We're looking at spray on stuff and also options for underbody washing on a daily or weekly basis. It may come down to pulling trucks off the road one per day and having the mechanics suit up and hose it down in the garage. Suit up because they're going to have to be practicaly underneath it to do the job right and will get the water and road crud all over themselves.
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Link Posted: 10/21/2016 7:20:45 PM EDT
Fluid Film works. They use it in the marine world.

Why not power wash the undercarriage and apply Fluid Film to a few trucks and test it?
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 7:22:09 PM EDT
If it's below freezing a lot of the do-it-yourself car wash places have to leave their line pressurized to prevent them from freezing. A lot of them use hot water, too.

It's not full blast but it's enough to take the salt off. If it's a wet day where there's a lot of spray from the road etc I'll stop in and wash the truck off on my way home. Doesn't work at all stations but it's a lot of em.



If it's near zero out, it doesn't work because the spray freezes and forms an ice layer. Which is kind of cool and somewhat protective.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 7:26:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
If it's below freezing a lot of the do-it-yourself car wash places have to leave their line pressurized to prevent them from freezing. A lot of them use hot water, too.

It's not full blast but it's enough to take the salt off. If it's a wet day where there's a lot of spray from the road etc I'll stop in and wash the truck off on my way home. Doesn't work at all stations but it's a lot of em.



If it's near zero out, it doesn't work because the spray freezes and forms an ice layer. Which is kind of cool and somewhat protective.
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If I owned a car or truck I would apply fluid film every fall to try and make it last. Since I don't own any vehicles I don't bother.
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 7:30:03 PM EDT
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If I owned a car or truck I would apply fluid film every fall to try and make it last. Since I don't own any vehicles I don't bother.
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Originally Posted By edgephoto:
Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
If it's below freezing a lot of the do-it-yourself car wash places have to leave their line pressurized to prevent them from freezing. A lot of them use hot water, too.

It's not full blast but it's enough to take the salt off. If it's a wet day where there's a lot of spray from the road etc I'll stop in and wash the truck off on my way home. Doesn't work at all stations but it's a lot of em.



If it's near zero out, it doesn't work because the spray freezes and forms an ice layer. Which is kind of cool and somewhat protective.


If I owned a car or truck I would apply fluid film every fall to try and make it last. Since I don't own any vehicles I don't bother.


I do it every fall, awesome stuff
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 8:18:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By edgephoto:
Fluid Film works. They use it in the marine world.

Why not power wash the undercarriage and apply Fluid Film to a few trucks and test it?
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I apply every year, works very well. Truck,car,snowblower,lawn mower plow, even shovels snow doesn't stick
Link Posted: 10/21/2016 9:03:45 PM EDT
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If I owned a car or truck I would apply fluid film every fall to try and make it last. Since I don't own any vehicles I don't bother.
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Originally Posted By edgephoto:
Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
If it's below freezing a lot of the do-it-yourself car wash places have to leave their line pressurized to prevent them from freezing. A lot of them use hot water, too.

It's not full blast but it's enough to take the salt off. If it's a wet day where there's a lot of spray from the road etc I'll stop in and wash the truck off on my way home. Doesn't work at all stations but it's a lot of em.



If it's near zero out, it doesn't work because the spray freezes and forms an ice layer. Which is kind of cool and somewhat protective.


If I owned a car or truck I would apply fluid film every fall to try and make it last. Since I don't own any vehicles I don't bother.


04' F250. I got rust on my rust, there's no point now. I have a work truck anyways, my personal truck sees like 3000 miles/year.
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Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
If it's below freezing a lot of the do-it-yourself car wash places have to leave their line pressurized to prevent them from freezing. A lot of them use hot water, too.

It's not full blast but it's enough to take the salt off. If it's a wet day where there's a lot of spray from the road etc I'll stop in and wash the truck off on my way home. Doesn't work at all stations but it's a lot of em.



If it's near zero out, it doesn't work because the spray freezes and forms an ice layer. Which is kind of cool and somewhat protective.
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I think it was last year, I went to a do it yourself car wash, washed my truck(it was like 20 degrees out). Turned my whole jeep into a block of ice. Froze the door handle solid. To get it open, I poured hot water from their keurig machine onto the door handle. Then it froze open so the door wouldn't latch closed....
I drove home with solid ice on all of my windows, including the windshield, and had to hold my driver door closed with my left hand. It wasn't closed because it wasn't latched, I was just holding on to it . I had about a 20 minute drive also.....oh and my jeep was manual transmission.

I like to challenge myself on a daily basis
Link Posted: 10/22/2016 11:23:57 AM EDT
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You know you'll have it wrong, its the arresting wire locations where they need to land the black tom cats

and other short runway aircraft to confiscate when that beast gets elected
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