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The Man Behind Jersey City’s Fence Art Mystery | Video | NJTV News

http://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/man-behind-jersey-citys-fence-art-mystery/#.WLExmdVP4Xc.facebook

Building to the Sky, With a Plan for Rising Waters – The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/nyregion/resilient-design-american-copper-buildings-weather-flooding.html

Dear Wirecutter: What’s the Best Way to Clear Snow From a Flat Roof? feedly

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Dear Wirecutter: What’s the Best Way to Clear Snow From a Flat Roof?
// The Wirecutter

Q: Our home is a mid-century modern home in the Washington DC region with 4,000 square feet of flat roof when you factor in overhangs, porches, etc. What we can’t sort out is: What’s the most effective way of removing snow from a residential flat roof without breaking (in order of importance) our marriage, our backs, the roof, or our bank account?

Last year the drifts got up to our waists, and even the trusty shovels you suggested couldn’t dig it out… One even snapped under the pressure! Pretty sure it was user error, but still. We were up on our roof morning, noon, and night shoveling to keep it from collapsing.

Short of reroofing the house with heated lining (it’s currently a relatively new modified bitumen roof surface), we’ve researched commercial heated blankets meant for warming construction foundations, solar solutions, roof-friendly salts, roof-friendly snow blowers, leaf blowers strong enough for heavy snow, and a few other desperate ideas, I’m sure—but our amateur research has come up short on all of these.

Our current plan is to wait for your next iteration of snow blower recs and pick one that allows us to raise the blades so they don’t cut the roof surface, and just leave it up there for the season, but we’re afraid it won’t work for the high snow sitting on the vulnerable-to-leaking, hard-to-reach corners and edges. What do you think is the best solution for removing snow from a flat roof?

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New Ranking Of Best New Jersey School Districts In 2017 – Morristown, NJ Patch

http://patch.com/new-jersey/morristown/new-ranking-best-new-jersey-school-districts-2017

The Best Washer and Dryer | The Sweethome

After more than 100 hours of research, we think that the LG WM3770HWA washer is the best front-loading washer for most people.
http://thesweethome.com/reviews/the-best-washer-and-dryer/

These New Jersey Towns Possibly Exposed To Cancer-Causing Gas, State Says – Hopatcong, NJ Patch

http://patch.com/new-jersey/hopatcong-sparta/these-new-jersey-towns-possibly-exposed-deadly-cancer-causing-gas-state

The Best Dehumidifer

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The Best Dehumidifer
// sweethome

dehumidifiers lede

After 40 hours of research and weeks of real-world testing in century-old stone basements, we think the Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 is the best dehumidifier for most people. It’s effective at drying air, it maintains an optimal level of humidity, and it’s easier to operate than any other model we tested.

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