My dad built a proper pedestal for our new washing machine and dryer. It is 19 inches high. The challenge is getting the washer up onto the pedestal. The washer weighs 232 lbs. It is just the two of us today. I don't want to throw my back out. Neither does he. What equipment or physics tricks can we employ to get this thing up on the pedestal?
posted by jasondigitized
on Feb 17, 2013 -
Any idea how I can get the broken off tip of a stereo headphone out of my phone's audio out jack? [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks
on Feb 29, 2012 -
I have a kitchen wall cabinet to install. I can't do any heavy lifting due to a back injury. Is this an insane way to install a kitchen wall cabinet? [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo
on Nov 17, 2011 -
I'm going to be renting a car and want to make sure that my iPod can be hard wired into the stereo. Help! [more inside]
posted by edbyford
on Jul 12, 2010 -
I think my iPod's (5G; 30 GB) headphone jack may be screwy. It seems to make headphones that penetrate it permanently screwy. Am I just screwed? [more inside]
posted by randomname25
on Jul 8, 2010 -
Are there any preventative measures I can take to ensure the headphone jack on my brand new iPod classic doesn't share the same fate as the jack on my old iPod? [more inside]
posted by kthxbi
on Apr 19, 2010 -
AirplaneFilter: Why do airplanes have such weird headphone jacks (power jacks, too, while we're at it)? What's the benefit of having the double-jack except to require the use of crappy airline headphones or an adapter?
posted by sdis
on Feb 20, 2010 -
Looking for an animated version of Jack and the beanstalk from at least 25 years ago. [more inside]
posted by nushustu
on Feb 5, 2010 -
Can anybody recommend a good nonfiction book to read about Jack the Ripper? I am not sure what book is considered to have better scholarship of so many books out there and am not remotely a "Ripperologist" (yet). Like the Zodiac killer, many folks have their own pet theories and the Ripper books are plentiful on Amazon. Any info on where to start to read about ol' Saucy Jack would be appreciated. (Feel free to name more than one title if you want.)_
posted by snap_dragon
on Sep 22, 2009 -
How do I locate the contacts I've just sync'ed from my smartphone (Windows Mobile 6.1) on my PC? [more inside]
posted by Marquis
on Jul 13, 2009 -
Jack Kirby/Fourth World filter: I have a question about the real people that influenced Kirby characters in the Fourth World series. [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein
on Jun 2, 2009 -
I just unplugged my headphones from my PC to find that the top of the jack has broken off and is stuck inside the socket. Does anyone know how I could get it out?
posted by Andy Harwood
on May 31, 2009 -
I have about a quarter of an inch of a headphone jack snapped off inside my laptop due to a manic dachshund. Can you recommend a tool I can use to get it out? I've tried very small tweezers but I can't get in there. I attempted to open it up but stopped when I got to the point I didn't know what I was doing.
posted by zzazazz
on Apr 11, 2009 -
Did this cheap POS from the dollar store really just break my computer headphone jack? [more inside]
posted by BrnP84
on Mar 2, 2009 -
My mom switched to land-line phone service through Comcast, but now she only has one working phone jack. How do we restore functionality to the remaining outlets in the house? [more inside]
posted by blueberry
on Dec 30, 2008 -
What should I call it when a band is finishing a song and the guitarist hits the last chord while jumping in the air and jack knifing his/her legs back?
posted by planetkyoto
on Sep 28, 2008 -
If you saw two guys named Hambone and Flippy, which one would you think liked dolphins the most? I'd say Flippy, wouldn't you? You'd be wrong, though. It's Hambone.
I love the writings of Jack Handey
. His Deep Thoughts
(beware sound!) and his articles in the New Yorker.
I would love to hear recommendations of similarly funny writings.
posted by therubettes
on May 26, 2008 -
Is there such a book as "The London Times Historical Atlas"? Google and Amazon are clueless. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Dec 22, 2007 -
I want to do minor maintenance on my cars (oil changes, brake checks, and so on), but I don't have a garage to do it in or a concrete driveway. All I have is a gravel / dirt driveway to work on. I would like to jack up my cars (and put them on jack stands), but I'm not comfortable at all doing it on this kind of surface. How can I do this without putting myself in harms way? [more inside]
posted by bigmusic
on Sep 24, 2007 -
When Jack Bauer unholsters his sidearm, he invariably cups his left hand and uses it to support the right. Have movie heroes from Gary Cooper through Dirty Harry been fooling us all along? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott
on Apr 24, 2007 -
I was using the headphone jack on my macbook and moved it around slightly when the sound suddenly cut out. I soon realized that the very tip of the headphone plug had broken off and gotten stuck inside the jack, and the rest of the plug remained intact. I tried using a small refrigerator magnet to see if it would draw the broken bit out, but it didn't, and i didn't want to try a more powerful magnet because I don't know where the hard drive is in the computer. I was thinking maybe getting some pointy tweezers and taking the battery out so I don't electrocute myself while poking around in the jack? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
posted by hidinginabunker
on Dec 22, 2006 -
I need to tighten the connection my mini-firewire cable makes in the jack to stop it from falling out. Unobtrusive suggestions favored; at least one duct tape-based solution expected. [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint
on Feb 16, 2006 -
My own blue thread
makes me want to know how I can record these concerts (Real media streams) to my hard drive and then
convert to MP3 and then
break them up into individual tracks. I'm on OS X Panther and prefer iTunes but will download whatever.
posted by dobbs
on Sep 19, 2004 -
What's the best software for recording real audio streams and converting to mp3?
posted by echelon
on Dec 11, 2003 -