My gas hot water heater's pilot light has been going out regularly. I replaced the thermocouple in an effort to solve the problem, but I seem to have botched it: Not only does the pilot light still go out after the tank is heated, but now the gas continues to flow after the pilot goes out
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posted by qxntpqbbbqxl
on Oct 1, 2013 -
Last night around 5 in the morning, we woke up because it smelled like natural gas--hard. After determining it wasn't coming from the oven, I remembered groggily to check the maintenance closet in our hallway, which contains two water heaters--one for our apartment, one for the apartment next door--and the natural gas furnace that heats our apartment through vents. I think something is happening to our furnace that causes it to do this, but I don't know what; I managed to stop it, but I'm not sure how. [more inside]
posted by stresstwig
on Sep 28, 2013 -
I am trying to locate a MeFi link from perhaps a year ago to a cancelled or unaired ITV/BBC pilot from the 1980s, and none of my MeFi/google/youTube searches in the past hour has unearthed it. Please help! [more inside]
posted by dickyvibe
on Jul 18, 2013 -
Who has tried to sell a network/studio on an idea for a TV series by producing an episode on their own? Stories of success and failures both welcome. [more inside]
posted by jayfrosting
on Jun 12, 2012 -
I'd like to buy a gift for a good friend who is a flight instructor (small planes, one-on-one with students); he hasn't been doing it all that long, and doesn't have a huge amount of personal equipment. Anything nice/fancy that is also incredibly useful to have that his employer wouldn't provide? Also, any iPad/iPhone accessories for pilots? Say anything up to $500 (or even a bit more) or so - though unless I was completely assured he'd love the gift, I'd prefer cheaper. Thanks!
posted by slide
on Dec 15, 2011 -
Student Pilot Filter: can you recommend web resources for a student pilot: forums, blogs, podcasts, websites. (Et cetera.) [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop
on Dec 14, 2011 -
Learning to fly in the US, then moving to Canada or the EU -- can I transfer a license? [more inside]
posted by jpziller
on Nov 9, 2011 -
I have a in-law that flies his own plane with his wife to every family event (we all live apart).
I'd like to do this as well. I doubt he owns the plane. That being said, what do I have to do to be able to do this myself?
I'd like to know what education/certifications I need, cost involved, and then the options for using/leasing/renting a plane for vacation travel for me and my wife.
posted by joshuamcginnis
on Sep 14, 2011 -
How much does it cost to rent/operate a plane as a private pilot compared to flying on a standard commercial ticket? [more inside]
posted by willnot
on Nov 15, 2010 -
Is it possible to become a pilot with diagnosed ADHD and depression? (Particularly, work for a major airline?) If you've done it, I'd like to hear from you. [more inside]
posted by biochemist
on Apr 26, 2010 -
Help me prepare for my private pilot checkride! What should I prepare, what tips do you have, any good resources...? [more inside]
posted by pyrom
on Feb 18, 2010 -
AviationFilter: Is anyone here a private / GA pilot in the Portland, OR area by chance? If so, I have a few questions for you ... [more inside]
posted by dacoit
on Jan 7, 2010 -
I have a 2006 Honda Pilot, and noticed that my right headlight went out. Each headlight is comprised of two headlights, a top and bottom one. The top one seems to be working, but the bottom one is out. The top bulb is easy to replace, but the bottom one is a little bit more tricky, as there doesn't seem to be an easy way to remove it. Can anyone point me to a schematic or something? I think the replacement bulb size is H11, I just don' t understand how to replace the lower bulb.
posted by GatorFan2000
on Dec 27, 2009 -
How would one go about getting (assisted and monitored) access to scientific/medical research equipment in the Chicago area? (fMRI, MRI, electron microscopes, mass spectrometry) [more inside]
posted by chambers
on Sep 24, 2009 -
I'm applying to the Air Force Academy. Would it be wise to get a private pilot's license now? [more inside]
posted by pyrom
on Sep 13, 2009 -
My Palm Z22 no longer syncs to my computer. This problem just appeared outta nowhere. I tried different cords, reinstalling the desktop, hard reset, and switching computers. No luck. Any ideas?
posted by Waldo Jeffers
on Jan 24, 2009 -
Help me identify this photograph
. The form I have it in is cut from a magazine (or similar) and then glued to a piece of sturdy paper, the person I got it from doesn't remember where she got it. I just think it's a really nice picture and wonder if it'd be possible to get a better quality version somewhere. I've tried googling around, but to no avail.
posted by bjrn
on Nov 2, 2008 -
Doing a "pilot" for an new internet service product, what should be in our plan to verify it is a viable idea? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector
on Jun 3, 2008 -
What are some songs about flying, preferably in a plane of some kind? My friend is a pilot and I want to make a mixtape for him with some songs about flying. So far, all I've come up with is the following:
AF607105 - Charlotte Gainsbourg (even if it does involve a crash, it's lovely)
Learning to Fly - Pink Floyd
Come Fly with Me - Frank Sinatra
Anyone have any ideas? Thank you in advance!
posted by Locative
on Feb 2, 2008 -
Help me find webshops with inexpensive Pilot G6 gel pen cartridges, or at least as good alternatives, that ship to private customers in Europe? [more inside]
posted by nolnar
on Jan 7, 2008 -
I know a 17-year-old now applying to colleges who wants to get into a branch of the military (AF Academy) but had a bout of childhood asthma when she was very young (age 2) and has been on preventive medication for the lsat several years. Can she still become a pilot? [more inside]
posted by Malad
on Oct 4, 2007 -
AsceticRSSFilter: I'm looking for a program I found by chance awhile ago that could serve as a perpetual, scrolling RSS feed that would cull news from various servers to be run on legacy OSes. [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00
on Aug 19, 2007 -
New Private Pilot help: I'm trying to take the FAA written exam, I've been doing lots of self study, read plenty of books, taken and passed a dozen free online practice test, and am ready for the real thing but am now being told I need some sort of "ground school endorsment"....? [more inside]
posted by nintendo
on Jun 27, 2007 -
Where can I find a pilot's watch (with a whiz wheel) sized for a small woman's wrist? [more inside]
posted by arnicae
on Jun 3, 2007 -
Getting trained and working as a Helicopter Pilot-filter. -
I'm getting out of the Navy after four years, with a worthless AA degree. Flying helicopters is something I’ve always wanted to do but not for the military. Any helicopter pilots out there that can tell me where to get started??? (I'd love to hear some personal experiences:)
posted by nintendo
on May 19, 2007 -
Do (male) pilots ever experience unintended erections while experiencing high G loads on their body? [more inside]
posted by c0nsumer
on Jan 31, 2007 -
I have here in front of me a completed pilot script for what could be the next big television show. What should I do with it? [more inside]
posted by matkline
on Jun 5, 2006 -
Name (or author of) of a biographical book about a RAF pilot in WW2 who loses both legs in an accident, but goes on to fly in combat and ends up in a POW camp, which he then manages to escape from.
posted by azuma
on Mar 7, 2006 -
Sometime in the last 2 years (I think!) there was a meme going around about a military theorist (from the 50's?) who came up with a rule set for fighter pilots. The idea was a fighter pilot was supposed to go around and around with these four(?) rules. Something like "assess / analyze / ?? / shoot" or something! Does anyone know who this is is, where I can get more info and the precise rule set?
posted by wtfwjd?
on Jul 6, 2005 -
Does anyone know a bush pilot, have contact with one, or know anything about the becoming one? I'm thinking about becoming one, and while I've found a great deal of narratives about bush pilot adventures, I haven't found anything that that talks about it as a career path, which is what I'm primarily looking for.
posted by Snyder
on May 20, 2005 -
Where can I find software to sync my vintage USRobotics Pilot 5000 to my Windows 2000 PC? [more inside]
posted by S.C.
on Mar 6, 2005 -
I have a Televison/Cable program idea that would require a "pitch". Question: how does one protect/copyright said "pitch"
posted by clavdivs
on May 23, 2004 -
For unknown or novice screenplay writers, which is the best tack in trying to pitch an idea for the first time? Should a tv pilot, for example, be submitted as a simple logline and treatment, or should a cover letter, story-bible, script and character synopsis also be provided? [more inside]
posted by dhoyt
on May 20, 2004 -