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For DIY'ers... how to repair torn plastic water line to fridge?

We just bought a new fridge w/ice maker. The installation guys weren't able to install the ice maker line, since the line was torn (our last fridge didn't have an ice maker, but there was one behind the fridge.) The spare one they brought was too short, so they suggested I repair the one already in place. I tried, and failed. Help! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Oct 22, 2014 - 14 answers

how can I figure out how to install a wood (stove) insert?

I've found a wood insert local to me that looks to be a good deal, a quality unit. The kicker is I am thinking of installing the insert myself. Here's a link to images of the insert. What's the best way to get this done correctly given my skills and experience? [more inside]
posted by diode on Aug 5, 2014 - 7 answers

No power to car stereo or starter

While installing a new car stereo in my 1999 Saturn SW2, I screwed something up, as I no longer get voltage to the orange "constant power" wire (well, sometimes a mere hundredth of a volt!) to my car stereo, and my engine won't crank either! Yet all of my other electronics (headlights, air conditioner, etc.) work fine. Is there a blown fuse preventing power from getting to the starter and the car stereo? If so, where might the fuse be? The fuses in the fuse box are all fine.
posted by Eiwalker on Jul 9, 2014 - 2 answers

How do I change the lock on the front door?

I want to change our apartment's doorknob and lock to a "night latch" (I believe is the term). I'm fairly confident I have the lock I'd like. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by XtinaS on Apr 30, 2014 - 6 answers

BIOS not detecting laptop SSD, but Windows XP installer does?

After a hard drive failed me, I tried replacing with an SSD, but neither BIOS nor Ubuntu from a USB could detect it. But for some reason, an XP installation USB could detect it, but said it was corrupt. Any ideas on what to try next? [more inside]
posted by SouthCNorthNY on Apr 1, 2014 - 1 answer

Installing Mavericks without a working OSX computer

How do I create an OS X Mavericks bootable key *from within windows*? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Mar 30, 2014 - 6 answers

Advice re: overhead video monitors in a Toyota Sienna

I am interested in adding an roof-mounted video system to my 2005 Toyota Sienna. I have three kids and when we visit family it's a boring 9-hour drive. But I know nothing at all about car video systems. [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Nov 27, 2013 - 6 answers

Maybe we need to upgrade the installer too?

The house we bought years ago came with an existing home theater system, speakers wired into the walls, TV installed above the fireplace, components tucked away in a cabinet, all cables hidden away in the walls. It has been pretty awesome, but some of the components have started to fail. We bought a new TV, and the installer is talking about having to open up the wall to run the new HDMI cable alongside the existing cable that is already running through the wall from the TV to the component cabinet a few feet away. We really don't want to cut the wall open if we don't need to, and it seems to us that it should be feasible to use the existing wiring to pull through a new HDMI cable. Are we wrong? [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Aug 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Help with a borked install?

Attempted to install LIBUSB-win32-filter-bin-0.1.122 without using compatibility mode. Now none of the peripherals are working, except for the trackpad and keyboard. [more inside]
posted by polly_dactyl on Jun 7, 2013 - 5 answers

Hot Tub Roof Installation (in San Francisco)

Hello! I noticed a deck being built on my roof (4 stories tall) in San Francisco. I think it is highly possible that they are putting in a hot tub (which I am stoked about) because there are drainage holes in the tiled floor of the deck they built, as well as plumbing. Anybody here experience the process of installing a hot tub on a roof? How do they get a hot tub up there? Are there any resources that talk about installation of hot tubs on existing roofs? I tried flexing my Google fu to no avail and this subject matter intrigues me so.
posted by nathanm on Jun 6, 2013 - 8 answers

Can we install this car deck ourselves?

We got this bluetooth/CD deck from Santa and wonder if we should consider installing it ourselves. We're not very mechanical but we're comfortable installing RAM and network cards in our computers. We drive an older Corolla and there's an after-market CD/AM-FM in it now.
posted by R2WeTwo on Jan 16, 2013 - 10 answers

Selling my photo of someone else's art

Someone has asked to license a photo I took of someone else's art. I have no right to the artist's work; I took the photo at a museum. I have no intention of licensing my photo unless and until appropriate arrangements are made with the artist and museum. How to proceed? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jan 14, 2013 - 12 answers

Atypical carpet pitfalls?

Can I semi-permanently install carpet this way? [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Jan 5, 2013 - 20 answers

Unattended program installation options in a home context?

I'd like to automate installation of windows programs. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 26, 2012 - 5 answers

Central vac installation questions.

Questions about installing the tubes for central vac. [more inside]
posted by winston on Nov 26, 2012 - 5 answers

About how much is it to replace a garage entry door w/ installation?

I need to replace the entry door to the garage soon, but with an extremely tight budget, limited time, an angry mother, and an asshole older brother. Help! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by HiphopAnonymous on Sep 11, 2012 - 33 answers

Which router for sis?

Which wireless router for my sister? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Aug 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Help me hook up my cable box

Let's see if Mefi can help me hook up my cable when the cable company could not. [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on Aug 14, 2012 - 34 answers

Choosing a computer for long-term installation

Help me choose a computer to be the brains of a long-term art installation. The main criterion is that it should sit there and behave well for months and years. I don't need the absolute best graphics or processing power. [more inside]
posted by moonmilk on Aug 13, 2012 - 25 answers

Best way to upgrade to a Solid State Drive?

What's the best way to go about installing a solid state drive in a new laptop? (And is this even a good idea?) [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jul 30, 2012 - 12 answers

Make it go when I walk up to it.

I would like to use a motion sensor/occupant detector to trigger scripts in a Linux box. I'm open to using a web cam, building something with an Arduino, modifying a commercial motion sensor, etc. [more inside]
posted by nosila on Jun 7, 2012 - 2 answers

Are Windows Any Cheaper At Home Depot?

Have you had windows installed by a big-box home improvement store (Lowe's or Home Depot)? What was the experience like? Is there a good reason to go elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on May 24, 2012 - 10 answers

How to install a facebook button on wordpress blog?

How to install a facebook like button in a wordpress blog? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Buck Turgidson on Apr 22, 2012 - 9 answers

Pimp my electricmayhem!

Yey dumpster diving! I'm inheriting two working, giant, light boards (like the kind for tracing)-- Yey electric installation art!! I'm into organic, time-lapse, living things... Ideas? [more inside]
posted by iiniisfree on Apr 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Is A/V Installer a good "for now" job?

I'm going back to school in the Fall for a 2-year biomedical equipment tech degree which will hopefully lead to a decent long-term career. Yay! In the meantime (until the Fall and during the 2 years) though, I need to make some money. I've thought that maybe A/V or home theater installation might fit the bill as something I have some interest in and wouldn't be completely dead-end. Is it a good job? [more inside]
posted by SampleSize on Mar 9, 2012 - 10 answers

Carpet installation in Seattle?

Carpet installation in Seattle? Experiences with Empire or other? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Jan 25, 2012 - 3 answers

Java and computers for dummies

Help me get java going on my dad's computer [more inside]
posted by geegollygosh on Dec 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me see the light!

Weird art/design/engineering filter: I need help designing a small, self-contained unit that will make a beam of light "visible" by filling the unit with smoke. [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Dec 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Floor by the door chore

Do I absolutely need cement board under my tiles? What happens if I don't use it? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Nov 18, 2011 - 18 answers

How to remove horizontal blinds before toddler does!

Rented apartment, flimsy aluminium blinds savaged by toddler. I cannot figure out their quick release mechanism. I've tried rocking (suggested here,) prying, and cursing. There are no accessible latches, tabs, or clips. All but one sit flush to window frames, so they cannot slide sideways. They have a Faber sticker, they are less than two years old, and likely from a Canadian supplier. I can't find a relevant Faber installation guide. I popped the end cap off the one that isn't tight against a window frame (pic,) and I took a picture of the plate attached to the wall (pic.) I'm sure there is some dead simple manoeuvre that I've missed!
posted by weegreentoad on Sep 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Art of aftermath of suicide?

What is the name of the contemporary artist who made an installation during the 1990s showing the aftermath of a suicide from jumping off of a building? The art was quite gory and controversial. Any leads would be most appreciated.
posted by mortaddams on Jun 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Robert Irwin installation locations

I'm traveling to southern California soon and am wondering where I can see some work of artist Robert Irwin. [more inside]
posted by victory_laser on Jun 7, 2011 - 2 answers

When art installations get bored

Looking for an article about artists living in a New York museum as installation. [more inside]
posted by Su on May 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Cheapest material for an outdoor project

I want to make an outdoor installation in my neighborhood similar to the You are beautiful one here. What material should I use? [more inside]
posted by Roni Deutchbag on May 19, 2011 - 6 answers

The roof, the roof, the roof needs to be replaced

What do you wish you'd known before buying a new roof? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on May 3, 2011 - 22 answers

Computer glasses?

Do computer glasses work? Where can I find a company that will fit a pair of frames with eyestrain lenses? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Apr 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Sad Ikea face

I need help installing the Ikea Lillagren wall cabinet to the wall [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Mar 30, 2011 - 7 answers

DIY Plumbing Advice??

Plumbing question! I'm considering moving into a new workshop/studio space, price and location is perfect, the big downside being there is no toilet. It will basically just be me (and occasionally a few visiting friends who come to have a few beers) using the space. There is water and a sink in the space and I'm certainlay not considering using the sink! But, would it be possible to set up a urinal to go down the same set of pipes as the sink? I'm thinking - 'It ends up in the same place right!' But maybe someone in the know could tell me on a scale of 1 - 5 whether this is: Fine, A little gross, Gross, Really gross, or Disgusting... If this is off the table, are there any other solutions?
posted by halcorp on Jan 28, 2011 - 22 answers

Legally reinstalling Windows 7 without the disc

How can I replace the hard drive on my laptop and then get the operating system which I legally have installed right now back onto it? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Jan 2, 2011 - 14 answers

Copy Windows Install Discs for Back-up

Exactly how do I rip (or burn) copies of the Windows XP, Vista, 7 install discs? [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Oct 22, 2010 - 11 answers

How to get Firefox to run on a system for IEx8

How can you get Firefox to work on a networked Win XP system configured for IEx 8 - specifically regarding certificates? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Oct 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Install Linux or windows without a cd drive or usb just direct access to the hard drive.

Install Linux or windows without a cd drive or usb just direct access to the hard drive. I have an old cf-29 toughbook by Panasonic that I've had for years. I'm trying to resurrect it and for the life of me cant remember my own cmos password. Aside from possibly nuking the bios password which will be near impossible due to the NATO standards this notebook was built to. I was thinking I would just try to install an OS directly to the hard drive and simply transplant it back into the toughbook. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks on Oct 4, 2010 - 18 answers

Please help me install a program with python and csound.

Please help me install this music sequencer on windows XP. It requires python, so I've installed 2.5 as it may have issues with later versions. It also requires the 'csound python api' which I can't find on the net or in my installation of csound. I'm really keen on this app. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jul 21, 2010 - 3 answers

How do I hook up this commercial oven?

How do I hook up this commercial oven without frying it or myself? [more inside]
posted by tomatofruit on Jun 28, 2010 - 5 answers

Got my drill ready but no clue where to aim...

AC Installation question - So I recently purchased this support bracket. The problem is the accompanying instructions and images therein are not so helpful. [more inside]
posted by cloax on Jun 23, 2010 - 4 answers

Installing storm panels on a wood frame home?

How do I install hurricane panels to my wood frame + stucco home? [more inside]
posted by aussicht on Jun 10, 2010 - 5 answers

What is the light source being used here?

[artFilter] Can anyone tell me what light sources are being used in this art installation? [more inside]
posted by ReiToei on Apr 24, 2010 - 6 answers

An Asterisky Proposition

Why won't Asterisk (or Linux) install on my computer? [more inside]
posted by Vectorcon Systems on Mar 9, 2010 - 9 answers

Help relocate this cool distance-electronics project

Help me find this cool online project I once saw: lamp in one location lights up when person sits down in chair in another location (like, in a different state). [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on Feb 17, 2010 - 3 answers

PHP IIS Windows Server 2003 - Help needed.

At my wits end with PHP5 on IIS6 Windows Server 2003. (Two days in - in desperate need of help and guidance) [more inside]
posted by therubettes on Jan 27, 2010 - 21 answers

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