I just ordered a new fridge and was told by Best Buy that they won't hook up the ice maker if I don't have an outlet box
(a water shut off valve that is right behind the fridge). Right now, I just have a plastic tube coming up out of the floor that goes straight into the fridge.
Is it necessary to have an outlet box for my fridge? I have never lived anywhere with one, everyone seems to use the ol' tube straight into the fridge method.
If needed--is it easy to DIY (I'm confident with basic tools) it or should I call a plumber? Otherwise, I was just going to connect the hose after the Best Buy guys have left.
posted by dottiechang
on Apr 30, 2013 -
My favorite drink is a Tanqueray and tonic and has been since I was young. In the US, especially as a teenager, people told me that it was a cranky old man drink while marveling at how it glowed under blacklight. I traveled to London once, and a guy there told me that it was a "chick drink".
I, of course, don't let what people think of it affect what tasty, tasty alcohol delivery vehicle I choose, but where you are, what's the "reputation" of gin-based drinks? Are they "manly" or "girly"? And how did it gain that reputation?
I'm holding a gimlet right now because I've run out of tonic water.
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College
on Apr 11, 2013 -
I was thinking about making wine ice cubes to keep my wine cold while drinking it without diluting it. My question is, will all the alcohol evaporate? Will it still be potent? If anyone knows for sure, please let me know. Thanks!
posted by Sully
on Apr 10, 2013 -
My electric heat pump is icing over
something fierce, and the technicians don't really have a clue what's going on. There is one theory I'd like you to comment on, and if it makes no sense, I'd appreciate alternate theories. [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic
on Jan 26, 2013 -
I'd like to heat up a rock or piece of metal to drop in my chicken's water source to warm it up. What should I use? [more inside]
posted by cda
on Nov 29, 2012 -
Every year, the slow part of my pierogi making process is freezing them. Help me freeze them faster. [more inside]
posted by garlic
on Oct 26, 2012 -
I have two ice cube trays, identical in every way. Except! The ice cubes come out perfectly from one, but shatter into pieces from the other. Why? Can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by echo target
on Jun 27, 2012 -
So my air conditioning is not blowing cold air. I go to the basement to check the unit, and there is about a half-inch of ice on the main pipe leading out of the unit. Help. [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on May 26, 2012 -
I'm making ice cream for my friend's wedding at the end of this month. I need to figure out how many gallons of ice cream I should make, how to store them and how to serve them. Can you help us navigate the logistical details? [more inside]
posted by chara
on May 1, 2012 -
Help me develop a board game to teach kids (and grown-ups) about positive feedback loops. [more inside]
posted by fermion
on Feb 9, 2012 -
The air is usually very dry in the winter. Why are my car windows always frosted over without exception? [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE
on Dec 19, 2011 -
Where does the ice at the hospital come from? In particularly Henrico Doctor's in Virginia. [more inside]
posted by udon
on Dec 8, 2011 -
I hate winter, but it's coming and for once I want to be prepared. I want to buy a 3/4 length coat that is incredibly warm, very sleek and functional (think lots of pockets). Additionally, it has to look good when I'm wearing a suit as well as when I'm wearing casual clothing (jeans & sneakers). (More Inside!) [more inside]
posted by darkgroove
on Dec 5, 2011 -
is gorgeous! I would like to know the photographer, and where I can buy a high quality print. I checked TinEye, but didn't see anything that wasn't just imagedumps on sketchy-looking sites...
posted by snowleopard
on Dec 3, 2011 -
I want these ice cube
makers, but I don't speak Japanese and I live in the US. Anyone know of a US source? If not, how much are they actually? Can anyone tell if either of these companies
will ship to the US?
posted by answergrape
on Oct 4, 2011 -
Is an ice creme cone in the category of a pastry: that is, is it like a cookie or is it more like a cracker or is it neither?
posted by Tziv
on Feb 27, 2011 -
Cheap tennis shoes with good traction for playing broomball? (In broomball you are on ice in tennis shoes. We aren't allowed real broomball shoes.) [more inside]
posted by tweedle
on Feb 21, 2011 -
My driveway isn't going to get plowed anymore this season. How do I make the trip up to and down from my car at the top easier? [more inside]
posted by The Dutchman
on Feb 4, 2011 -
I returned from vacation today (Brooklyn) to find my car under a few feet of snow and piled high on the side after the plows came by. It's supposed to rain on Sunday. Should I dig it out before or after the expected rains? Will the rain further turn the snow to ice or melt it? The temp on Sunday is supposed to be a high/low of 47/32. Thanks!
posted by sub-culture
on Dec 31, 2010 -
Having a mobility problem and living in a city where it snows: looking for tips, advice, and guides. [more inside]
posted by squishles
on Dec 20, 2010 -
How crappy is I-94 from Minneapolis, MN to Madison, WI going to be tomorrow morning? [more inside]
posted by ian1977
on Dec 12, 2010 -
Potent Potables: Ice fishing edition. I'm in charge of the non-beer booze for an ice fishing weekend. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Buffaload
on Dec 12, 2010 -
froze and thawed a bottle of coca cola. now half of the content is missing. is all that just the carbonation? [more inside]
posted by krautland
on Sep 17, 2010 -
I recently went to China and was so excited to drink corn juice! They also had corn ice cream available on a stick. Now I'm home in Chicago and I'm craving those flavors. Do you know of a place I can buy them? I tried Chinatown but didn't have any luck.
posted by yfatah
on Jul 23, 2010 -
Bush league air conditioner -- a block of ice and a box fan. Where does the ice go for maximum efficiency? [more inside]
posted by zvs
on Jul 10, 2010 -
Can I keep canned drinks in a cooler with ice and a layer of dry ice at the very bottom without the drinks freezing? [more inside]
posted by Deflagro
on Mar 6, 2010 -
Donde van a estar los Canadienses en D.F. para ver el partido olympico de hockey final? Where will Canadians in Mexico D.F. be watching the gold medal hockey game? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker
on Feb 22, 2010 -
We live in the D.C area and have had ice dams on our roof and its starting to cause leaking problems. Nothing drastic, but some water is starting to drip inside of our windows. I put some Deicer in socks and threw them on the gutters to try to clear a path for the water to go, but that seems to be taking forever. Our neighbors have some guys shoveling snow off their roofs and they said they would do the same for us for $500. Is that too much to pay? Our house isn't that large, its a split-level home. [more inside]
posted by tedunni
on Feb 14, 2010 -