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Resources for desiging a fitness room for our public safety building.

Can anyone recommend resources for designing a fitness room for a public safety building? Including: blueprints for room dimensions equipment recommendation anything else I can't think of? [more inside]
posted by maleru on Apr 12, 2013 - 4 answers

liability after apartment fire in NYC

The other night there was a fire in my friend's building in New York City; the fire was on the 10th floor, he lives on the 21st. He wasn't present while the fire happened, but there was smoke damage to his apartment, particularly to his clothes. My friend doesn't have renter's insurance. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Mar 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Broken Screen, Broken Heart

Cracked screen on a Kindle Fire HD. Can it be repaired? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Feb 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Fire in oven element - can I still use burners?

So I had a small fire in my oven... [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive on Jan 28, 2013 - 16 answers

Big party, Fire theme, lots of $$$

Ok, so in a alt-history type world, roughly 1950s tech, how would you decorate for a big party with the theme of Fire? [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Jan 11, 2013 - 9 answers

How to recover from a house fire.

My in-laws' house burned down last night. What do they need right now? [more inside]
posted by that's how you get ants on Jan 8, 2013 - 15 answers

How do I know if my gas fireplace has a blower?

Does my gas fireplace have a blower? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Dec 9, 2012 - 10 answers

Fahrenheit 451 Salamander

All the literature on the Salamander from Fahrenheit 451 has been burned. Where can I find more information about the Salamander that was built for the 1966 film? [more inside]
posted by boba on Dec 7, 2012 - 2 answers

Firebox posters: Where?

Firebox posters: Where did I see them? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Dec 2, 2012 - 1 answer

How do I fire someone?

I am a new manager. I have to fire my employee on Monday. Help me plan this conversation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2012 - 35 answers

There are way too many songs about fire.

Fire related song from the late 80s - help me find this lost music video. Song may be awful, but I've been trying to remember/find this for years. [more inside]
posted by routergirl on Nov 14, 2012 - 19 answers

How to start a fire

I have a cast iron wood stove at my house that sort of looks like this. I suck at getting a fire light in it reliably. Can you help figure out what flues and doors and vents to open and close and devise a process to always get a fire going? [more inside]
posted by neustile on Nov 7, 2012 - 17 answers

This meme is all wet.

How did "fire alarm goes off" → "sprinkler gets activated" become a TV trope? Have there ever been systems in wide use that act like this? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Nov 5, 2012 - 11 answers

hot paintings

What would happen in an art gallery fire? [more inside]
posted by Hoenikker on Oct 30, 2012 - 17 answers

Spaghetti Surprise!

I added some red wine to a hot pan containing some carmelized onions and garlic and spices and just-added cold ground turkey. FWOOM the wine ignited as if it were brandy in souvlaki. Wha? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Aug 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Who is responsible for repairs after a rental house fire?

Asking for a friend- Who is responsible for the cost of repairs after a house fire? I am renting the house. I have renters insurance. The fire report said no negligence on my part. I'm located in California. [more inside]
posted by Secretariat on Aug 16, 2012 - 31 answers

To Buy or Not to Buy; That is the question

What is a good mini tablet to gift an 8-yr old? External Storage is critical as this will be used primarily as a wi-fi device and on long drives. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on Aug 14, 2012 - 16 answers

Help make searching for a fire pit the opposite of "the pits."

Is there a cheaper alternative to a new, store-bought fire pit/bowl that I'm not thinking of? (The cheapest I've seen is about $50.) [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Aug 10, 2012 - 12 answers

A one-handed read

Can you read books on an iPad one-handed? How about while nursing a baby? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Jul 13, 2012 - 46 answers

Old fire extinguishers good?

Can old fire extinguishers be good or tested and refilled again? [more inside]
posted by boby on Jul 1, 2012 - 10 answers

How dangerous is a flaming car?

If a car becomes engulfed in flames, will it eventually explode like it does in the movies? [more inside]
posted by gentian on Jun 30, 2012 - 20 answers

How do dragons breathe fire?

How do dragons breathe fire? [more inside]
posted by aloiv2 on May 15, 2012 - 15 answers

The Kindle Fire or the Nook Color, what's the better tablet for cartoonists??

Kindle Fire vs. Nook Tablet. What's better for a cartoonist? [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Apr 21, 2012 - 18 answers

Contractor set the house we're buying on fire. Now what?

We're under contract to buy a house. Two weeks before closing, a contractor performing agreed-upon presale repairs caught the house on fire. We've got a lot of questions about what happens next. [more inside]
posted by treblemaker on Apr 4, 2012 - 19 answers

How much oxygen would a candle burn if a candle would burn oxygen?

How does the oxygen consumption of a candle compare to that of a person? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Mar 14, 2012 - 9 answers

No Glee in Mudville

Our new Kindle Fire is great, but it tells us we need to update our Flash Player when we want to watch Glee. If I try to DL the new file from the Adobe message, it seems to stall right after it starts. If I go to settings, it shows that Flash is " Always on". I haven't tried any other shows on FOX, but it seems to work fine for NBC stuff. Any Ideas?
posted by lobstah on Mar 14, 2012 - 9 answers

Can stage curtains of unknown origin be tested to get certification of fire code compliance?

Our school is being asked to remove the stage curtains to comply with fire codes, since we do not have documentation proving they are fire safe. Rather than buy new curtains (gulp), is there a way to send a piece of the fabric out for testing and to get back the necessary fire code certification? I'm in MA, if that matters. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Jim Biancolo on Feb 27, 2012 - 5 answers

So how many appliances can I plug in there before starting an electrical fire?

I have a two-plug outlet with a three-plug adapter, meaning that I have four things plugged into the outlet. Am I going to set my sublet apartment on fire? Or rather, how can I keep from doing so? [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Feb 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Help a Wishy-washy technophile

Ipad vs Fire. We had this question which is related but not directly to mine. [more inside]
posted by notned on Feb 14, 2012 - 21 answers

Help me build a rocket stove

I plan on building a rocket stove similar to this one. I want a smokeless (or nearly smokeless) fire for toasting s'mores, etc. Does anyone have some tips, such as where to find cans that aren't coated in bpa or old paint?
posted by gray17 on Jan 10, 2012 - 3 answers

The future of news?

Best magazine (newspaper, or other publication) for tablet? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Dec 2, 2011 - 4 answers

You might as well burn that $200

So I've got a Kindle Fire - I don't need an interface to the Amazon ecosystem so I'll probably never use it - unless.... I root it. So... [more inside]
posted by mrs. taters on Nov 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Preoccupied with the problems of his kingdom, Peagood accidentally let the cakes burn.

So, now that the oven fire is out, what do I do now?! [more inside]
posted by peagood on Nov 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Should I be coming down with the flue?

Our new apartment (in Oakland, CA, if that matters) has a functional fireplace. Yay! Every other fireplace I've ever been around had a chain or handle of some kind to pull to open the flue. There's nothing of the sort here. Boo! Is this some kind of strange California fireplace without a flue? How can I tell? [more inside]
posted by mostlymartha on Nov 11, 2011 - 22 answers

Can I break my lease after fire from landlord negligence (more inside)?

Landlord negligence caused a fire in the apartment below me, causing significant damage in my apartment; had to temporarily relocate. Looking to explore my legal options/rights/advice. [more inside]
posted by kelechv on Nov 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Old king coal ... burn him!

My cousin long ago found some coal along the tracks and tried to light it in the wood stove. It wouldn't light but now it makes me wonder how you can take a piece of coal or a pile of coal and light it? Maybe I could make a small outdoor oven to bake bread with coal. Any ideas?
posted by CodeMonkey on Oct 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Quick-release window security bars

I'm trying to find window security bars that can be opened from the inside in the case of fire but can't seem to find a way to buy them. [more inside]
posted by slidell on Oct 8, 2011 - 5 answers

Let's Make Like a Tree: and Leaf [Leave] hahaha!

What am I seeing here? In lush green west New York state? [more inside]
posted by uncanny hengeman on Aug 10, 2011 - 25 answers

Boston to Fire Island?

I am attending a bachelorette party next weekend on Fire Island, NY and live in Boston, MA. I've been unable to find an efficient route that doesn't include 2 ferry rides and would appreciate any suggestions that allow me to take my car as far as possible.
posted by dagnyduquette on Aug 4, 2011 - 11 answers

How much to worry?

Burning hunk filter: How long can you let salt dough sit in an oven at 200 degrees before it burns or becomes a problem? Do we need to wake people up or call 911? Or can it stay in until morning? [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Jul 19, 2011 - 7 answers

If we do it right, the guests will not also be on fire

What would you serve at a dinner party featuring food that is on fire? [more inside]
posted by rosa on Jun 14, 2011 - 28 answers

Should we buy the fire house?

Earlier this month, there was a fire in the house my boyfriend and I were renting. Basically the attic fan caused a fairly extensive fire which moved through the ducts and damaged the roof and ceiling. Not much damage was done to the ground floor, other than smoke and water. My boyfriend and I are now considering buying the house, and are looking for advice and experiences you might have for this situation. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on May 25, 2011 - 14 answers

Can my employer fire me because I am unable to work due to a motor vechicle accident?

Can my employer fire me because I am unable to work due to a motor vechicle accident? [more inside]
posted by isopropyl on May 18, 2011 - 23 answers

In a fire is it better to try and rescue my child or get out and wait for the fire department?

Fire Safety: I have a 16 month old son. If there is a house fire while I'm sleeping is it better to try and rescue him or get out of the house and wait for the fire department to rescue him? [more inside]
posted by bingwah on May 3, 2011 - 32 answers

Small fire pit inside gazebo... bad idea??

Is it possible to put a small fire pit underneath a metal/fabric gazebo? [more inside]
posted by Thrillhouse on Apr 25, 2011 - 10 answers

What do I do after my automatic sprinkler goes off?

What do you do after an automatic sprinkler in your home gets activated? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Apr 25, 2011 - 9 answers

Bonfire of the Vanitizzle [rap-filter]

Seeking urban bonfire imagery in rap videos. Usually the fire is just in the background and/or a crowd is gathered around it, while the rapper does his (usually his) thing. I feel I've seen plenty but am blanking on specific examples. Not thinking of scenes where the rapper is walking away in triumph from some scene of vengeful or simply spectacular explosion, however. (Sorry for horrid pun in title.)
posted by taramosalata on Apr 1, 2011 - 17 answers

Kitty fire drill!

I know it sounds ridiculous, but I really want to have a kitty cat fire drill. In case of emergency, I need to be prepared to wrangle my three cats and get out FAST. [more inside]
posted by cgg on Mar 16, 2011 - 38 answers

What on Earth is this?

What is this? I've had it hanging on my wall for a year or two. It was found on the sand below the water line at the Fire Island National Seashore/Wilderness. It's lightweight and friable, like a sea creature. It's 24 cm (9.4 inches) long by 11 cm (4.3 inches) wide. 24 cm is 1.7 monkey skulls, if that helps.
posted by jcrcarter on Feb 17, 2011 - 11 answers

How to deal with looting and mismanagement after an apartment fire?

A large group of friends recently lost nearly everything they owned in a devastating apartment fire last month. Since then, the building - and their lives - have sat in limbo while looters have been free to ransack the building at their leisure. What options, legal and otherwise, do my friends have to hold somebody accountable for this gross mismanagement? [more inside]
posted by deafmute on Feb 17, 2011 - 9 answers

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