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    Magnetic water softener?

    Our plumber suggested using a magnetic device to soften our water and reduce scaling. I had never heard of it before he mentioned it. What are your thoughts on this versus the traditional water...
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    Replacement windows in NJ

    We have been in our 1940 brick Cape Cod for ten years. The existing windows are not original, they are double paned vinyl. Many have condensation between the panes, are very drafty and leaky and the...
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    Sidewalk repair

    I have two issues with my sidewalk that I'd like to repair once the weather stabilizes.

    1. The slabs of the sidewalk have spread out over the years so that grass grows up between them. I've...
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    Driveway/Garage threshold

    My asphalt driveway is crumbling where it meets the cement threshold of my garage. The culprit is water dripping down over the years from the gutters. There is a small void on one side of the garage...
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    Northern NJ shade question

    My front yard faces south and gets full sun all day long with no shade whatsoever and always seems to do fine. My back yard is another story. It is not deep (about 25 or 30 feet from back door to...
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    Re: Painting Switches?

    Thanks for the input everybody. I would keep the existing switches/outlets but about half are white, the other half almond color, and all have been dripped on accidentally while painting. The plates...
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    Painting Switches?

    Is it possible to safely paint a light switch or outlet? We have a freshly painted room and will be buying decorative cover plates. The existing switches/outlets are the standard off-white color.
    I...
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