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Daisy chaining surge protectors, cords, and power strips

How do I safely connect my computing equipment to a surge protector and a far away wall socket? [more inside]
posted by ticktickatick on Jan 30, 2016 - 14 answers

Can this Dutch oven be saved?

I let my Dutch oven get really, really gross. Can I safely return it to usable condition? [more inside]
posted by delight on Jul 16, 2015 - 17 answers

The inventor of red-and-white tape

Is it true that the inventor of red-and-white barricade tape patented his invention and made a fortune off it? (My Google-fu is weak today...) [more inside]
posted by progosk on Oct 23, 2014 - 5 answers

Why are hazard lights how they are?

Picture the scene: you are passing a line of cars, and one of the cars has its indicator light flashing. You expect it to pull out. As you pass you notice that both indicator lights are flashing: the car's hazards are on. Why aren't hazard lights easier to distinguish from indicators?
posted by devnull on Jun 19, 2014 - 13 answers

The fan above my stove broke. Is inhaling cooking smoke dangerous?

The fan above my stove broke. I cook on the stovetop often, I've heard that the smoke from cooking could cause health problems down the road - but it's all anecdotal evidence. I've tried looking up some concrete information online, but what I can find is sparse. I'm opening the windows at the moment, but it's going to be too cold to do that soon. Is a fan necessary, or is cooking smoke not as bad as it's cracked up to be? Anyone else not using fans?
posted by BuddyBoo on Oct 10, 2013 - 25 answers

How to protect an infant from hazardous smog?

Where can we find a N95 respirator mask for a small infant, and how else can we protect a baby from very polluted air? [more inside]
posted by aielen on Jun 20, 2013 - 10 answers

My Cooker Wants To Kill Me

Why is my oven crackling and sparking at the on/off switch and will it start a fire in my wall? [more inside]
posted by fruitopia on May 4, 2013 - 11 answers

I'm paranoid about my gas range.

How safe to use is a gas range that got a little bit waterlogged previously? [more inside]
posted by drea on Feb 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Love, the house....except for that cell phone tower in the backyard!

Is it dangerous to live near a cell phone tower? [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased on Jun 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Is my one acre meadow a fire hazard?

Do I really have to mow my one acre meadow to prevent fire hazards? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2010 - 14 answers

Just how dangerous is the interaction between leaking water and my ceiling light?

Water leaking from an upstairs apartment seems to be short-circuiting a ceiling light. How dangerous and how urgent is this problem? [more inside]
posted by sueinnyc on Mar 20, 2010 - 13 answers

What are my neighbors exploding?!

What could my neighbors be doing that would cause explosions that shake our house (across the street and set back a ways from the road, in a rural subdivision)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2010 - 41 answers

Explosive listening?

Would spraying a stick-on (paper) CD label with artists' fixative make the disc unsafe to play? [more inside]
posted by katje on Dec 8, 2009 - 7 answers

Do we need to evacuate?

name that mysterious acrid smell/taste! [more inside]
posted by serazin on Sep 21, 2009 - 6 answers

CFLs giving off sparks and smoke?

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

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

What household items should be kept out of the landfill?

What household items are hazardous to the environment when thrown away? I'm compiling a list of items that we should recycle or dispose of specially instead of tossing, like batteries and fluorescent light bulbs. [more inside]
posted by Alison on Jun 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Is there any real danger?

I've got a nine month old baby. I bought one of those car rugs at Home Depot and got it home only to happen to read one of the tags on it that says "Not suitable for children under 36 months". My question is, what danger does this rug pose to my 9 month old that it no longer poses to a 36 month old child?
posted by fenriq on Apr 5, 2005 - 15 answers

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