We've just moved into a new house and we've noticed a strange odor both inside and outside most nights since we've been here. It's our first house ever and we're at a loss with regards what to do... [more inside]
We just moved in to a new apartment with a gas stove/range. When we run the oven, even though the pilot light is lit and it heats up, there is a strong gas smell. We freaked out and turned it off but is this dangerous? Is it possible that it just smells of gas right away but it would dissipate in a few minutes? I would call the landlord right away but we already called with a laundry list of problems today so I'd like to avoid a follow up if at all possible.
My gas grill won't light properly. I read about the Flow Limiting Device (FLD) but the steps to reset it seem not to work. What is my problem, and how do I fix it? [more inside]
Question about cruise control vs. a special acceleration/coasting technique in terms of fuel efficiency. [more inside]
Diesel vs. Gas used car. Help me decide. [more inside]
What is the strategy behind gas station pricing? Frequently I'll see two gas stations across the street from one another. Basic sales logic would tell you that the two stations need to be price competitive with one another to earn business, since both are equally accessible to customers. Yet often I'll notice that one station's per gallon price is a good $.10 higher than the across the street competitor. Is there a strategy to this than I'm missing? Or just illogical greed?
How can I continue to bulk up when my supplement gives me flatulence from hell? [more inside]
In three cars I've driven, I get about 300 miles per tank of gas. But with all three cars, I can get up to 200 miles by the time I hit 1/2 tank. But invariably, by the time I near the 300 mile mark, I'm on E. Am I nuts or do gas seem to burn faster in the lower 1/2 of my tank? Is this mental or by design? [more inside]
I'm looking for a simple menu of foods that fill nutritional requirements, are easy to make, and that won't bother my fussy unhappy gut while I'm on a crazy schedule for the next while. [more inside]
To whom do I report a gas station that I suspect has inaccurate gas pumps in Toronto, Ontario? [more inside]
New York City residents: Have you switched from Con Edison to another electricity and/or gas supplier under deregulation? If so, have you seen a significant difference in your bill, and how is the new provider's customer service? I'm trying to decide whether to switch to another provider (Econnergy, Energetix, etc.) for electricity, gas, or both.
I spilled a bunch of gas in my car. The smell--apparently--does not dissipate even with the windows rolled down. Any ideas?
My current water heater is about 14 years old now, and I'm looking to replace it with a traditional 'tanked' water heater (I'm not going to be in this house long to justify a tankless unit). For the most part I'm only looking to heat water for two people, and I'm thinking a 40 gallon tank with a large burner will be sufficient. Does anyone have any suggestions or good resources for comparison?
How to level a burner on a gas stove? [more inside]
NYC and New Jersey locals - that smell. Did this have a life before in local lore? (more inside, Jack Bauer stuff) [more inside]
Gas leak in Manhattan? [more inside]
Will it cost less to run a gas furnace to heat the entire house or to use a space heater to heat one room? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend some good stops on Highway I95 between NC and Florida? I'm driving to Florida after Christmas on Highway I95 and thought I'd consult the mefi hive for some suggestions on good stops for food or other things that are worth pulling off the road for periodically. I've driven the route before but I've always wished I knew of better places to eat than the usual chains/fastfood (ugh!) that have saturated the highway offramps. Roadside attractions are welcome, too (but not Pedro's tourist trap emporium at the NC/SC border).
You are an employee of a non-profit organization. You drive a lot. Your non-profit organization re-imburses you 13c per mile--no it's not a lot, but we all must suffer for the cause. But something you hear bothers you. [more inside]
I keep burning cakes and cookies in my new gas oven, what am I doing wrong? [more inside]
DryerFilter -- In an early 20th century apartment in San Francisco, which is cheaper to achieve a dryer (i.e., the appliance that accompanies a washer): hiring an electrician to install 220 voltage, or hiring a plumber to run a gas line from the stove? Which is ultimately more energy efficient? [more inside]
How do I get the smell of gasoline out of my shoes? [more inside]
My just-out-of-warranty electric cooktop died recently, and my handyman came up with the idea that it was feasible to replace it with a gas cooktop. Today, the project was finished up, and I now have this dandy cooktop in my kitchen. The only problem is that I've never cooked on gas before (other than on a propane grill). [more inside]
Why have the gas prices fallen rapidly in the last few weeks? [more inside]
What is a good option for an after market gas grill propane tank gage? [more inside]
In the late 70s or early 80s, I watched a movie, probably on network television, which was called something like, "The Last V8" or "The Last of the V8s". Help me find it! [more inside]
How does the price of crude relate to the price of gasoline? [more inside]
GastrointestinalFilter: My body disagrees with EVERYTHING. (warning: a lickle nasty) [more inside]
Who would I contact if I suspect a gas station has altered the pumps to give out less than a full gallon? [more inside]
Last night on ABC news there was a guy with a VW beetle (silver) who put a wicked-huge wing on the back and claimed some ridiculously-high MPG figure. Alas, my google fu fails me. Why would this wing possibly work? They guy wasn't a tuner, AFAICT.
If I wanted to learn all about the energy industy, what would be some good books and resources? [more inside]
If this "GOP energy package" is passed by congress, and I get a "hundred dollar gas tax holiday rebate check", where should I spend my new $100? [more inside]
Why do some people find the smell of gasoline pleasant?
Why is Wyoming the cheapest US state for gas right now and why does this map of gas prices look strangely similar to the 2004 voting maps? [more inside]
All about gasoline. [more inside]
Recommendations for one night in DC. No valet parking! [more inside]
I'll be getting a net refund of about $300 from my fed & state tax returns and would like to invest it in some short-term way -- my wife and I are going to San Francisco for a conference in August, and I'm guessing we'll have about $500 in leftover costs once my work-related stuff is reimbursed. I'd like to turn that $300 into whatever I can to help cover those costs. Yesterday's report that gas will likely hit US$3 this summer points me in that direction. [more inside]
Why do (most?) American gas stations use physical, numerical signage that require manual adjustment when prices change? Wouldn't electronic signage make life easier and maybe more profitable? Is there some regulation that requires non-electronic signage?
We have just moved into a rental condo. The laundry area is equipped for a 110V gas clothes dryer. Of course, ours is an electric dryer requiring 240 Volts. We want to have the outlet converted to the correct voltage, but I'd like to know whether we should expect to pay for this before contacting our new landlord, and how much it will cost. [more inside]
Can a gas interfere with or block an electromagnetic wave? [more inside]
How to calculate the likely cost of my winter Gas heating bill (UK)? [more inside]
Drinking coffee gives me bad gas within ten minutes of drinking. What's happening? [more inside]
Why do I get such bad gas after eating? Lengthy explanation inside. [more inside]
Does household natural gas pool in low places or rise to high places? [more inside]
In this photo, does anybody know what these bicycle riders are transporting in the giant sausages? Does the Russian caption (which I don't read) explain it?
What are the advantages (if any) of letting your car engine run idle to warm up before driving? [more inside]
What happens when a Hybrid car (i.e. Prius) runs out of gas? Can it keep driving on the battery? [more inside]
WaterHeaterFilter: How much shower-time should I expect from my new electric water heater? [more inside]
Anyone have any thoughts on Tankless Water Heaters, specifically gas ones however thoughts on electric ones too would be nice I guess. Distance to kitchen/shower? Ok to put one in a cold room such as a garage? Other important things to know about one before calling the plumber? [more inside]
I was thinking about buying a commercial range for my kitchen - a Vulcan costs half as much as a Wolf and has the same output, same safety rating, same dependability and two folks I know who use them love them. However, many of the sellers will only sell to a commercial entity - not just for tax purposes, although I could understand that, but because they tell me my insurance company won't allow it, that I'll need fireproof floors, and industrial venting etc. [more inside]