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Re: Basement flooding even after new check valve installed...
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Science is fun!!!

On that note, as KOCTEP hints, if the back-up in your "house" water (rain + flushes) is higher than whatever the sewer system is seeking, it will find that level somewhere in your house. As a downtown resident, I sometimes get the feeling that level is somewhere halfway between me and the Heights during the intense storms like Friday's.

Also, all this assumes static water pressure; dynamic pressure from movement on the city side may affect check valve functionality at near-neutral pressure, depending on which kind of check valve you may have. Finally, the house water can absolutely accumulate in your pipes (like roof water from Friday's intense dump) faster than it can equalize with where ever the sewer system's "level" may be (1/2 way up to the Heights?) ...thus, again, encouraging it to "level" in your house. To paraphrase Keynes, the pipes can remain out-of-level longer than my floor can remain dry.

Also, jcneighbor: a gentle suggestion to go easy on the snark. Your description of fluid dynamics is incorrect. Static water pressure is not a function of the volume of water, just elevation. A 6" swimming pool of water draining through a straw exerts the same amount of pressure as a 6" test tube at the same elevation draining through a straw of equal diameter. Even if the swimming pool weighs much, much more.

If my science is off, please do let me know. I would appreciate being corrected.

Thanks for the chat everyone and have a safe, dry weekend.

Posted on: 5/12 16:44
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Re: Basement flooding even after new check valve installed...
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One other potential source of flooding: when the sewers are full & your check valve is up, there's nowhere for the storm water from your roof to exit your building. (I'm assuming here you don't route your storm water directly out the alley or the front). I've had this issue from places where a high water table couldn't possibly be the culprit.


Posted on: 5/9 18:50
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Re: Dixon Leasing Cheating JC out of Taxes with the help of Rebecca Sysmes
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I believe that another set of developers, the Silverman Brothers, have been dedicated supporters of a similar group (HPNA) for many, many years.

Also, I believe that the HCA's charter - and what their President can and cannot do - is clearly laid out and publicly available.

Not endorsing nor condemning HCA, Silverman or Dixon. However, if you have a problem with the city's abatement policies, spurious innuendo only diminishes your credibility.

Edit: late and I confused HCA and HPNA.

Posted on: 4/17 22:17
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Re: help - jcmua bills me $7k for excavation
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Sewer connection cost me ~$15k (downtown, 2007). It was an absolute emergency job, upon retrospect I should have also replaced the water main while the road was open.

If you do proceed - as I'm sure you know - don't forget the backwater valve!

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Curious, any idea if it would be about the same for a sewer connection rebuild? I've been kicking that can down the road for nearly 2 decades.

Posted on: 2016/5/2 15:07
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Re: sourcing ingredients in or around JC
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I've gotten that stuff at P&K (downtown, right behind Morlee's).

The owners there are super friendly.

P&K Food Market
170 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 451-9888

Posted on: 2016/4/28 14:04
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Re: Chick-fil-A, on the way!
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Just to confuse the topic even more, there are some clear examples of local Chick-fil-A franchises investing against their CEO's personal beliefs:

http://www.wnd.com/2015/10/chick-fil- ... gbt-themed-film-festival/

We all vote with our dollars, but keep in mind that virtually every large company is bound to morally outrage someone, somewhere, on a daily basis. Do you boycott every gas station? Every type of sugar drink company?

If you're really committed to LGBT rights, I believe a successful campaign to get this franchise owner to follow the example of his / her colleagues in California, Iowa and Tennessee and pitch into a progressive cause locally would be the ultimate coup.

Also their sandwiches are so damn good.

EDIT: my crummy grammar

Posted on: 2015/11/2 20:02
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Re: Produce
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Try P&K on Newark, behind Morlee's. The folks running it are super friendly, and the produce tends to be better (fresher) than other places. Just be sure to double-check the papayas if you're getting one...

Posted on: 2015/10/5 13:53
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Re: 10th Street Closure
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Put in another call to the city. Apparently the permit for the street closure has been extended to October 15th.

Jersey City: #makeitlefrak's

Posted on: 2015/10/5 10:17
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Re: A & P Supermarkets File For Bankruptcy Protection
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Quote:

MDM wrote:
Maybe Stop N Shop will buy the A&P


Funny how perceptions differ. Decades ago a Stop N Shop was the the most convenient choice where I lived further north. Everyone called it "Stop N Rot" ... it was truly awful. And I still can't get that name out of my head.

Posted on: 2015/7/22 8:25
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Re: Dinner/Bar-hopping advice
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Quote:

zerkski wrote:
Relax on Irish people..


true dat.

Leave it to Irish to take us back to Swift.

Posted on: 2015/7/16 16:31
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Re: 10th Street Closure
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I just called the city. That block is scheduled to be closed until September 15th.

I was told that the residents of the adjacent condo were alerted, but no other indication was given to the community.

I'm extremely disappointed that a private company can take over an entire block without any advance signage or warning to other residents.

At any rate, at we now know. And let's see if they're actually done on time!


Posted on: 2015/7/14 9:53
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10th Street Closure
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Does anyone know how long 10th between Jersey and Coles is scheduled to be closed by the construction there?

There are some permanent-looking detour signs around Hamilton Park. It looks like they intend to occupy that block for a long time. What a drag.

Posted on: 2015/7/13 20:00
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Re: HELP Another Man's Treasure Vintage Store Move & Expand
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Quote:

iabide wrote:
Well, for $75 you get to learn the right "era" for your body, so there's that...


Updated so you get merchandise!

FWIW, they run an appealing shop and I wish them all the best. Just never found anything suitable for my, ahem, *paleozoic* frame.

Posted on: 2015/7/9 8:04
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Re: HELP Another Man's Treasure Vintage Store Move & Expand
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Well, for $75 you get to learn the right "era" for your body, so there's that...

Posted on: 2015/7/8 14:44
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Re: Is too much to ask for recycling pick-up 2x a week?
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Whenever the sanitation guys miss my recycling (usually plastics, don't know why), I leave the container out on the street and call the city's Rapid Response Center (201-547-4900 or smartphone app) and let them know.

It's always been dealt with by the time I get home in the evening.

Hope this helps.

Posted on: 2014/9/5 10:04
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Re: Ahris Kitchen: Korean food in downtown Jersey City
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i honestly found myself wondering if there was some way to fire up a kickstarter to speed up your kickstarter so you could open sooner.

i will have all the soondubu, please.

Posted on: 2014/8/25 21:25
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Re: Homeowner's Insurance
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We've used Joe Nachbaur at State Farm for home and auto for +5 years. Pleased with the service.

https://www.statefarm.com/agent/US/NJ/ ... /Joe-Nachbaur-GZLH71YS000

Good luck.

Posted on: 2014/8/14 12:03
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Re: Reliable Locksmith?
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I've used Rich numerous times over the past 8 years. He's local and completely reliable. What's been especially useful is that if I've needed a small follow-on service to a job it's a snap since he's right downtown (he's right across from City Hall).

Rich Catanio
295 Grove St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 938-0058

Hope this helps.

Posted on: 2014/8/11 9:21
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Re: Jersey City Downtown Map
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This should do in a pinch:

http://www.hobokeni.com/directory/402

Have a great weekend.

Posted on: 2014/8/8 10:30
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Re: Row house inspectors
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Not sure if you'll ever find building inspectors who focus solely on >100 year old buildings, but I've used DICO to inspect two row houses in DT JC. Extremely professional and thorough each time.

http://www.dicoinspect.com/

Best of luck.

Posted on: 2014/7/25 11:50
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Re: I need Birthday balloons
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The dollar stores on Newark Ave have mylar balloons. Last time I got some they were ~$1 each. They should last for at least a week.

Pro tip: take a big garbage bag to stuff them in if you're buying more than two - and picking them up on foot. Otherwise you end up with a hot tangled mess by the time you get home.

Posted on: 2014/6/24 11:39
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Re: Elevation Documentation for Flood insurance
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We used Pinpoint surveying to complete our Elevation Certificate a couple years ago. Don't know if they're still around, but they were friendly and did the work in the manner & timeframe promised.

Good luck.

Pinpoint Surveying, LLC
79 Elm St
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-751-5036

Posted on: 2014/3/26 10:25
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Re: Christie Administration seeks to block Tesla Motors sales
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Quote:

Monroe wrote:
...a billionaire South African...


He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2002. That makes him just as American as anyone else.

Posted on: 2014/3/16 10:35
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Re: The Thirsty Quaker is coming to Downtown Jersey City!
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Been a couple times. Very well curated collection, and the staff are some of the friendliest in town.

Posted on: 2014/3/16 9:02
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Re: Between Jones and Hamilton Park
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I recently moved to the neighborhood OP asks about. I was in Harsimus Cove for years before that. Personally I never felt threatened in either neighborhood. The Hamilton Park area generally has much less foot traffic than HC. However, the White Star seems to guarantee at least some activity later at night. Granted, all this from the perspective of a 6' dude.

I will say that in the two occasions my street-parked car was left unlocked overnight on any streets between 9th and 8th, it has been "explored". My bonehead move both times, and nothing was ever broken. However that never happened in the old micro-hood.

Tern - what do you call the park west of Hamilton Park?


Posted on: 2014/3/16 8:47
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Re: it's Official we are starting the buying search any leads?
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it was a funeral home - though it last served that function over a decade ago. source: i explored the building 7 years ago before renovations. and think of it this way - no one ever died there!

italianguy - good luck on your search. i definitely recommend talking to a broker or two. my impression is that lots of properties are now being sold before they're even listed.

Posted on: 2014/3/9 19:26
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Re: Auto Repair Shop
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I can't speak directly to suspension work, but I will +1 the general recommendation for Ricky at Chariot. He went so far as to put my car back on the lift to show me the work he'd done. No dealer / large shop will do that for you any longer.

No idea if he does body work.

FYI his number is (201) 824-3352

Good luck.

Posted on: 2014/1/14 12:06
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Re: Who can recommend an accountant for a freelancer?
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Try Ed Lombard. He's local, reasonable and more accurate than a lot of other accountants out there.

Edward Lombard & Associates
116 Mallory Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
(201) 435-8477


Posted on: 2014/1/10 9:26
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Re: Changing Wood to Stone Stairs in a Historic District
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The contractor was JP New Construction. They did a fine job and I would recommend. Call Jack at (908) 419-1628.

The process of getting city approval so you can get to the contractor, however, can be a very long and involved process. For a variety of reasons it's easier for me to discuss via PM.

Posted on: 2013/11/15 15:15
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Re: Changing Wood to Stone Stairs in a Historic District
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PM me - I've been through this process.

Posted on: 2013/11/15 14:48
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