ian2121 t1_j2u0z9p wrote

My Dad was touring the Olympia beer facility way back in the day. Back then they had the original Olympia and a Premium Olympia that had gold foil over the cap. My dad asked what the difference between the original and the premium was. The tour guide says, “well the market demands a premium product.”


ian2121 t1_ixqjlo5 wrote

The US interstate system can handle larger loads fine. It is the county and city road systems that aren’t designed at all for larger loads. The US also has a Supreme Court that has for a long time frowned on most restrictions to freight mobility. And you can trust Congress to either not act at all or act in the most irresponsible manner possible.


ian2121 t1_iwjd9st wrote

Wetlands are great for a host of reasons but have pretty minimal effect on flood storage. Most wetlands that have been destroyed haven’t been filed in they have been ditched and tiled which doesn’t affect flood storage volumes.


ian2121 t1_iu9ycwh wrote

All the cities and counties by me make you get an affidavit signed and recorded by a plumber, electrician, engineer, etc (depending on improvement). So you can find unscrupulous “professionals” that will sign something just based on your testimony for relatively cheap. I know a few people that will do that but I’d never recommend them, cause that’d be a abdication of my professional duty IMO. Classic saying in my field is “there are engineers that’d stamp a dog turd for a buck”


ian2121 t1_iu9mmnt wrote

I’m not sure it is as big of a deal as people make it out to be. A 2 inch line at a decent slope is in some ways better because the smaller diameter will have a higher water level and thus push the solids along better. Of course at the end of the day it comes down to code, get the proper permits, do it to code and you won’t have to scramble to find and engineer and pull stuff apart in 10 years when you sell and the buyers bank balks on loaning money on a house with unpermitted work.