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]
posted by ClaudiaCenter
on Nov 14, 2006 -
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]
posted by nonliteral
on Oct 6, 2006 -
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]
posted by tomierna
on Aug 12, 2006 -
Who would I contact if I suspect a gas station has altered the pumps to give out less than a full gallon? [more inside]
posted by denimflavored
on May 9, 2006 -
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.
posted by Wild_Eep
on May 5, 2006 -
Why do some people find the smell of gasoline pleasant?
posted by jeremias
on Apr 29, 2006 -
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]
posted by aaronetc
on Apr 12, 2006 -
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?
posted by punkfloyd
on Mar 30, 2006 -
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]
posted by moira
on Mar 16, 2006 -
Drinking coffee gives me bad gas within ten minutes of drinking. What's happening? [more inside]
posted by twine42
on Feb 28, 2006 -
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?
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts
on Jan 24, 2006 -
What are the advantages (if any) of letting your car engine run idle to warm up before driving? [more inside]
posted by xoe26
on Jan 11, 2006 -
What happens when a Hybrid car (i.e. Prius) runs out of gas? Can it keep driving on the battery? [more inside]
posted by clgregor
on Dec 22, 2005 -
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]
posted by pwb503
on Dec 21, 2005 -
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]
posted by luriete
on Dec 7, 2005 -
Silly question, but hey : why do we feel the need to lift a cheek when ripping one ?
posted by XiBe
on Nov 8, 2005 -
No, really, it was the dog!
Dog-lovers of Metafilter, tell me: do you know any tricks to stop your dog from farting? [more inside]
posted by ambrosia
on Oct 16, 2005 -
Is it true that I get more bang for the buck if I fill up my tank at night? The argument is that matter expands when it's heated; so during the night, I get more volume of petrol for the same price?
I know the difference is miniscule, but is the argument true?
posted by arrowhead
on Sep 21, 2005 -
GasFilter: How do I learn more about the quality of various gasoline brands? Also, how can I determine who supplies
gasoline to a particular retailer? For example, is Speedway gasoline really the same as Sunoco gasoline (since Sunoco purchased them), or do they still use their own gas? How about the gas at my local Sam's club, or Jewel-Osco -- who supplies that gas to them?
posted by Merdryn
on Sep 5, 2005 -
For those who have no choice but to drive a car, what kind of tips can help save on the gasoline usage? [more inside]
posted by striker
on Sep 1, 2005 -
How many gallons of oil are in a barrel? Really, what I want to know: How many gallons of gasoline can be distilled from that barrel of oil? [more inside]
posted by muddylemon
on Sep 1, 2005 -
Why hasn't solar energy been able to replace fossil fuels in Europe where gas is taxed so heavily?
posted by MrMulan
on Aug 31, 2005 -
Twice in the last few years I have experienced a very painful pressure in my upper chest while eating curry with cola. It feels like I have swallowed wrong but the pressure builds and builds. It is a lot more pressure than when I need to belch after drinking a carbonated beverage yet I can't actually belch to release it. It actually feels like something is going to rupture. I am not sure what I did to make it go away either time. What is this and how can I make it go away and/or avoid it?
posted by srboisvert
on Jun 30, 2005 -
Do Mini Coopers really need high-octane gas? (Apologies to my boyfriend for asking this question because he says they do! I'm just not convinced.)
posted by abbyladybug
on May 20, 2005 -
How long can I expect unused gasoline in a car's gas tank to last before it breaks down into something that the engine can't burn?
posted by nmiell
on May 18, 2005 -
Sitting in a car today as my friend was filling her tank, and my colleagues and I wondered aloud why there doesn't seem to be a standard for which side of the car has the gas cap on it. The car we were in had it on the right, as do both my cars, but the others in the car had cars with the caps on the left. What logic do car manufacturers use to determine from which side fuel is delivered? Some vehicles have the delivery point at the rear, and I believe I once saw a car with the gas cap near the front somewhere. Anyone know a rough ratio of left / right on North American cars? If there is a majority, is it an ergonomics thing? Just curious.
posted by galto
on May 18, 2005 -
How does one properly dispose of a small, single-use propane cylinder in New York City? [more inside]
posted by Oddly
on Apr 18, 2005 -