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How do I create soot without burning a building down?

I want to add soot as an element to one of my paintings. How do I create soot? [more inside]
posted by ieatwords on Jul 13, 2009 - 9 answers

Is it possible to teach Firefox spell check to correct unusual words?

I type the word iphone a lot knowing It should be spelled iPhone but I'm lazy and would rather just right click it and correct it. I know I can right click it and add it to the dictionary but what I want it to do is give iPhone with the capital P as a suggestion. I have already added iPhone to the dictionary but dont want to add iphone because its the wrong spelling. My friend complains about the same problem when it comes to Facebook he spells it lowercase and wants spellchecker to give him the option of spelling it with the capitalized F. Just as it would if he typed amsterdam and it would suggest Amsterdam with the capitalized A. Is this possible to fix? Thanxs in advance.
posted by antisocialiting on Jul 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Yell thou ye might, I shant desist from makin' bacon!

SmokeDetectorFilter: When my smoke detectors go off and I press their happy buttons, why don't they shush? How do I make them shush? [more inside]
posted by foooooogasm on Jun 26, 2009 - 17 answers

Where can I find this old Flash animation with hopping bunnies and the head of Margaret Thatcher?

Does anyone remember and know where I can find an old Flash animation that I saw on the internet years ago, which featured hopping bunnies, the floating head of Margaret Thatcher, and a jaunty song containing the word 'ja!'? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Jun 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Pan catching on fire [kitchen]

When will the pan catch on fire? (kitchen) [more inside]
posted by red_rika on Jun 4, 2009 - 15 answers

Can unplugged irons cause fires?

Can unplugged irons cause fires? One of my housemates (Housemate A) observed that my other housemate (Housemate B) put the clothes iron back into the cupboard without letting it cool down. How dangerous is this? [more inside]
posted by tomargue on May 16, 2009 - 16 answers

Burned down building, rising health concerns.

Asbestos, mold and spores! Oh my! Slightly afraid of the burned down building next to me. Should I be? Details, and a heartwarming metafilter-related story inside. [more inside]
posted by fontophilic on May 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Meaning of Quote

What is the meaning of the Benjamin Franklin quote: "The proof of gold is fire; the proof of woman, gold; the proof of man, a woman."
posted by GhislainTwo on May 2, 2009 - 12 answers

Help a friend find a book she loved as younger person.

Trying to find a friend find a book she remembers reading as a child, fantasy genre, wizards, kids with magic, and it was a trillogy! Better description (kinda) inside [more inside]
posted by Syntoad on Apr 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Playing with fire? No, plays about fire!

Sort of a two-part question, though answering the first part will help me answer the second. First, does anyone know of a (preferably online) way to search for plays by topic or subject matter? Searching for title keywords is sometimes useful but not ideal, and I haven't been able to make the search functions at the major playhouses' websites play nicely either. Second, in particular, I'm looking for plays about, referencing, or otherwise related to fire, smoke, etc. Any thoughts on either? [more inside]
posted by hatta on Apr 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Ceiling sprinkler head looks like it keeps getting lower, is it going to go off?

My apartment has a ceiling sprinkler system and one of the heads that has descended slightly from the ceiling. Should i worry that the sprinkler head will go off? [more inside]
posted by slhpatterson on Jan 29, 2009 - 9 answers

Who's legally liable for a house fire?

My friend rents a house. The house burned last week. My friend has renter's insurance (probably not enough) and the landlord has homeowner's insurance (only $30k - definitely not enough). The fire inspector just announced that my friend's electric mattress pad shorted and caused the fire. Is the landlord's insurance company going to come after my friend? [more inside]
posted by workerant on Jan 21, 2009 - 2 answers

Beeping fire alarm. Should I be alarmed?

Beeping fire alarm. Should I be alarmed? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Jan 16, 2009 - 20 answers

CFLs giving off sparks and smoke?

CFL bulbs -- cracking, smoking, sparking? [more inside]
posted by jfwlucy on Dec 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Examples of fire and water/ice as religious symbols?

I’m looking for examples of fire, water, and/or ice being used as religious symbols or in religious practice in some way shape or form. Help? [more inside]
posted by CitrusFreak12 on Nov 29, 2008 - 21 answers

What happens to a candle's wax?

When a candle is burnt indoors, what happens to the wax? An amount of smoke equivalent to the mass of the candle is released as it's burnt (?)--does this manage to escape the house, or does most of it stay in the room and coat the walls, floors, ceiling, etc.?
posted by mstillwell on Nov 23, 2008 - 25 answers

Is-it-on-fire community driven map?

With regards to the recent LA/Orange County fires: has anyone done a Is-it-on-fire? web site similar to what the USGS has done with their Did-you-feel-it? earthquake intensity reporting site? [more inside]
posted by jaimev on Nov 15, 2008 - 4 answers

investing on losers

Investing/Day Trading -Why is it bad to pick stocks off the losers of the day assuming they will rebound? [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Oct 27, 2008 - 29 answers

I'm not going to burn my house down, right?

I bought an Ikea Kassett cardboard box with drawers, and have rigged the bottom drawer for a power strip, top for my mobile gadgets power station-style. Is this a fire hazard? [more inside]
posted by GamblingBlues on Oct 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Fire pit in screened-in porch?

Can I use a fire pit in a screened-in porch? [more inside]
posted by Sar HaPanim on Oct 24, 2008 - 12 answers

I see a black wall, and I want it painted white

Can I seal the inside surface of an exterior brick wall in my house without trapping moisture in the brick or in the insulation? [more inside]
posted by malp on Oct 20, 2008 - 4 answers

No, I mean, we can totally put these oily rags in the dryer. It'll be fine.

Is there any way I can get relatively current Washington, DC police/fire/EMT dispatch information onlineor on my desktop? [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Oct 19, 2008 - 3 answers

Fire! Fire! Don't try this at home.

My house had two fireplaces which were walled over by the prior owner. I'd like to reopen them and possibly retro fit them to be gas fireplaces. How horrible (read expensive and time consuming) of a construction job would this be? [more inside]
posted by 26.2 on Sep 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me smoke the smokers.

NYC-Renters-filter. How do I make my management company make the ass-hat neighbors upstairs stop using our patio as an ash-tray. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 16, 2008 - 6 answers

The scenes are "burned" into my memories, but not the title?!

What's-that-movie time! Featured character: a man wrapped in full-body bandages because he was in a fire. [more inside]
posted by curagea on Aug 31, 2008 - 12 answers

Matches versus lighters: which is more envionmentally friendly?

Which is more environmentally-friendly: matches or lighters? [more inside]
posted by chrismear on Aug 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Is running a lamp cable under a pile of sleeping bags dangerous?

Greetings, Hive Mind. I need to know if I'm going to start a house fire. [more inside]
posted by optimuscrime on Aug 23, 2008 - 26 answers

I've Seen Fire And I've Seen Rain

Name that DVD: A requiem performance, a burnt-out building, and footage of the fire that gutted the building. [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Aug 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Killed Me Some Ants!

I set fire to a colony of tiny red ants. Now they have gone away. Why/how did this work? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Aug 13, 2008 - 11 answers

watch out for that cigarette butt!

Hypothetical Filter: Would someone be able to throw a cigarette out of their window and catch my car on fire? [more inside]
posted by thetenthstory on Jul 29, 2008 - 28 answers

How do I help my friend who just lost everything she owns in a fire?

My friend's apartment just burned down and everything she owns is gone. How do I help? Any advice for her I can pass on? [more inside]
posted by katemcd on Jul 10, 2008 - 29 answers

At what "proof" will spirits burn?

At what "proof" will most spirits burn? [more inside]
posted by eduke on Jul 1, 2008 - 10 answers

How to clean a burned porcelain teacup?

How to clean a fine porcelain teacup that found its way into a bonfire? [more inside]
posted by workerant on Jun 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me not die in an electrical fire.

What is wrong with my electricity? Lights started to flicker, circuit breaker didn't trip, circuit started to buzz, now afraid the house is going to burn down. [more inside]
posted by quin on Jun 19, 2008 - 16 answers

I have no idea what I just saw

What was this guy on the street doing with a black iron pot on a spit that produced a gunshot-like sound? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Jun 14, 2008 - 18 answers

I must impress the family

Our family is going to be reuniting at the historic cottage in St. Donat, Quebec. The agreement is that each person will cook dinner for all on their night. I have set myself (and my daughter) the challenge that we will cook everything that day on an open fire. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by Turtles all the way down on May 10, 2008 - 11 answers

How can I pass my home inspection? (fire inspector)

I need to install some fireblocks (aka fire stops AND fire block[ing]) in my basement. What can I use to make these? Can I use regular sheetrock to make these or do they have to be some special type of sheetrock? If I can't use sheetrock, what type and thickness of wood do they need to be?
posted by tickettrader on Apr 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Where can I get 2007 MLS lettering for a Chicago Fire home jersey?

Where can I get 2007 MLS lettering for a Chicago Fire home jersey? [more inside]
posted by EasilyOdd on Mar 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Why not emergency slides?

Why don't tall buildings have slides? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Feb 8, 2008 - 28 answers

wood fire outdoor stove

I would like to build an outdoor wood fired oven similar to the one Jamie Oliver uses on his cooking shows. Can anyone suggest how/where I could find plans for this sort of structure? I know there are safety concerns involved and want to be aware of all the issues before I go ahead.
posted by frizelli on Feb 4, 2008 - 9 answers

What have we lost forever?

What significant items have been irretrievably lost? [more inside]
posted by MrBCID on Jan 8, 2008 - 86 answers

Firewood in NYC?

Where can I get firewood in New York City? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Dec 3, 2007 - 7 answers

Will my coffee maker burn my house down?

Will my coffee maker burn my house down? [more inside]
posted by ecks on Dec 1, 2007 - 10 answers

Why are all but the basement doors locked in the stairwell where I work?

Why are all but the basement doors locked in the stairwell where I work? [more inside]
posted by boeing82 on Nov 1, 2007 - 9 answers

You're as cold as ice! And hot as fire!

We're having a Fire and Ice party - how can we, 'scuse the pun, heat it up? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Oct 11, 2007 - 15 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I fire my freelance client? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2007 - 19 answers

False alarms in hard-wired smoke alarms?

What causes false Alarms in hardwired smoke detectors? [more inside]
posted by morallybass on Aug 24, 2007 - 14 answers

Air plz?

Facist housing says we can't open our windows because it will set the fire alarms off...really? [more inside]
posted by melissam on Aug 17, 2007 - 10 answers

Origin of a drastically false assumption about actual alarm system status?

Where does the idea come from that an alarm company can actually tell whether the system actually is armed? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jul 10, 2007 - 12 answers

Electrical Engineers / Computer Hardware Enthusiasts: Replace fuse in computer power supply?

Electrical Engineers / Computer Hardware Enthusiasts: Replace fuse in a computer power supply? [more inside]
posted by itheearl on Jun 27, 2007 - 10 answers

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