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Hammer Arresters and HE Washing Machine

I have a high efficiency washing machine that shakes our pipes loudly when it takes its incessant micro-sips of water. Does anyone have experience adding hammer arresters like these to their washers? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Dec 17, 2014 - 5 answers

How to I connect these two pipes together?

This is a ridiculous question really that should be able to be solved by google, but I just can't find what I need. I have a female 1 and a half inch threaded pipe which I need to connect to a male 32mm connection. If it makes a difference flow will be going from the female to the male. Where can I buy (Preferably in the UK, even more preferably in London) a thing that will make this thing work. [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know on Feb 10, 2014 - 12 answers

Preparing for a cold night: Gas fire on or off?

We are in a small apartment in Georgia. It's going to be cold by Georgia's standards: the forecasts predict a minimum of about eight degrees Fahrenheit. We're leaving our taps running slightly. We've done all we can to insulate the windows. We want to know whether to leave our gas fire on or off. If we turn it off, we increase the chance of a pipe bursting. But we're worried that leaving it on will be dangerous. We don't have a carbon monoxide detector. The only other heater we have is a small electric storage heater. Please help, metafilterians!
posted by HoraceH on Jan 6, 2014 - 8 answers

Power is out! So, how long until my pipes burst?

I have a small weekend cottage. I am currently 2 hours away from said cottage and the power there went out 3.5 hours ago. The temperature there is currently -2 F. Power company estimates return of power around midnight. Are my pipes going to freeze? [more inside]
posted by minervous on Jan 3, 2014 - 13 answers

Where can i buy a pipe on the Vegas strip

Where can I buy a glass pipe on or near the main Las Vegas strip? I am in the middle, near Bally's.
posted by mrgrimm on Aug 23, 2013 - 13 answers

How do I create a very specific RSS feed from a webpage?

I want to set up a RSS feed that spits out the wind speed ONLY from this weather page. [more inside]
posted by Brodiggitty on Apr 5, 2013 - 11 answers

How bad is that rumbling pipe?

I got a water softener and when it goes into recharge mode it drains all the water from my water heater. This happens about once a week and it causes the water heater to try and fill. Of course as there is no water being provided this just means it is sucking air. The pulling of air is so violent that it shakes the intake pipes and creates a thundering racket. [more inside]
posted by M Edward on Feb 28, 2013 - 8 answers

Loud pipes after flushing toilets

I have a three bathroom house (one on the first floor, two on the second). Recently in the past two weeks I've noticed a very loud rushing of water sound in the bathroom on the first floor after flushing any toilet in the house. The sound is centered in the ceiling above the bathroom and I'm assuming our pipes filling up. Why the change from minimal noise I didn't notice to loud, rushing sounds of water now? What could be the problem and the fix?
posted by rainygrl716 on Feb 15, 2013 - 2 answers

Diagnose my leaky pipe!

Can you help me to understand what the problem with my sink and washing machine pipes is? A heavy load of draining water spills out from near the U-bend. [more inside]
posted by tumples on Oct 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Help us get rid of this house!

We have an old, unlived in house that is disintegrating. We need help fixing it up, emptying the junk out of it and selling it. We are overwhelmed and find it hard to face this problem. Advice needed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2012 - 16 answers

A SciFi film with or about pipes or tubes?

Name This Film: I'm trying to remember the name of a dystopian/SciFi film I saw years back in the 90s, could have been from the 80s. The premise must have been similar to City of Ember, with a kid or teen in an underground city. I remember pipes or tubes featuring prominently, and think they were in the title too. [more inside]
posted by ts;dr on Jun 16, 2012 - 5 answers

How to deal with a clogged foundation drain?

How to deal with a clogged foundation drain that's flooding my alley? [more inside]
posted by zvs on May 21, 2012 - 9 answers

How to paint these metal pipes?

How to best paint these metal pipes in the toilet? [more inside]
posted by neblina_matinal on Dec 18, 2011 - 8 answers

What length to cut pipes for a xylophone?

Need help with some math: figuring out pipe lengths for a xylophone for my daughter's school project. [more inside]
posted by marble on Mar 18, 2011 - 13 answers

It's my sink and I'll move it if I want to.

I have a sink in my basement I would like to relocate. I would like to do this with a minimum amount of plumbing. I shall explain my intentions with a few pictures and way too many words inside. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Feb 17, 2011 - 8 answers

17th century twitter question

Today, Samuel Pepys, always the slave to fashion, writes: Drumbleby do shew me a fashion of having two pipes of the same note fastened together, so as I can play on one, and echo it upon the other. What is he talking about?
posted by vacapinta on Jan 20, 2011 - 5 answers

What's up with my pipes?

My pipes have become loud and groany. Should I be worried about this? [more inside]
posted by something something on Dec 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Runaway faucet

Came home from the holiday and one of my outdoor faucets won't stop running. What's broken? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Nov 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Why is there "sand" in the pipes?

Plumbing puzzle: my neighbor has what looks like find sand which collects in her *hot water* eventually clogging metal screens on faucets, etc. The obvious answer is that this is some sort of mineral precipitate as the system has been flushed several times and a filter installed on the water coming into the house. What is causing this precipitate in the hot water and why doesn't this happen with my hot water which is the same town water on the same street (same pipes) that is going into her house? [more inside]
posted by on Oct 11, 2010 - 10 answers

How can I muffle loud pipes in a wall, preferably cheaply?

How can I soundproof or muffle loud pipes in a wall, preferably cheaply? [more inside]
posted by susanvance on Aug 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Need a venue to practice those smoke rings

Best places to smoke a pipe indoors in NYC? (Easy access to the Q line and/or excellent cocktails would be ideal, but we're not feeling too picky.)
posted by Narrative Priorities on May 17, 2010 - 4 answers

Why are my pipes howling? It's not a ghost. I checked.

My pipes are making an awful howling / whining noise some of the time (lately more often than not). Why? [more inside]
posted by ydant on May 16, 2010 - 7 answers

How to extract a URL from a RSS feed with regex in Yahoo Pipes?

Regexfilter: I need help filtering a RSS feed with regular expressions in Yahoo Pipes. Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by sharkfu on Apr 23, 2010 - 4 answers

My shower vibrates loudly.

How can I stop my vibrating shower pipes… in a college dorm? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Dec 11, 2009 - 5 answers

Where can I find a soap bubble blowing pipe that looks like a realistic wooden smoking pipe?

Where can I find a soap bubble blowing pipe that looks like a realistic wooden smoking pipe? [more inside]
posted by leptin on Nov 23, 2009 - 1 answer

My heaters groan with the cold

Why are electric baseboard heaters so noisy only in the dead of winter? [more inside]
posted by Eicats on Oct 6, 2009 - 4 answers

How can you create a communal Yahoo Pipes feed?

Can I use Yahoo Pipes to create a feed that contains a bunch of other feeds added by other people? [more inside]
posted by The Devil Tesla on Jul 9, 2009 - 9 answers

How can A and B be connected if there's nothing to connect them?

When our pool equipment runs, it triggers the sound of a leaky pipe in a wall adjacent to our hot water heater. By triggering the valve on the hot water heater when the water to the house is off, I can stop the noise. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by pokeedog on Feb 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Will my spigots freeze?

Do I need to wrap my outdoor spigots to prevent freezing? [more inside]
posted by roaring beast on Dec 23, 2008 - 15 answers

Preventing frozen pipes

Preventing my house's pipes from freezing while a few timezones away? [more inside]
posted by lisa g on Dec 12, 2008 - 14 answers

Coldstream Civic Week?

Can anyone fill me in on Coldstream Civic Week? [more inside]
posted by DickStock on Aug 30, 2008 - 1 answer

Do you like using Yahoo Pipes?

Has anyone used Yahoo's Pipes? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Jul 28, 2008 - 9 answers

How can I use Yahoo Pipes to omit my username from my RSS feed?

How can I use Yahoo Pipes to omit my username from my RSS feed? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Jun 14, 2008 - 3 answers

How do I show off my pipes?

Does anyone have any experience or advice on building a clothing/display rack out of pipes? [more inside]
posted by wolfsleepy on Jan 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Yet another Yahoo! Pipes/RSS question...

I'd like to create a feed of all references to my web site (by searching for the domain name) on popular link farms such as reddit. [more inside]
posted by qvtqht on Jan 17, 2008 - 2 answers

HTML to RSS without your own server?

Can anyone help me create an RSS feed, using Yahoo Pipes, from a list on an HTML page? [more inside]
posted by krisjohn on Jan 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me find a pipe online

Does anyone have any recommendations on where to buy herbal smoking pipes online? Advice on finding a piece for the adult professional in me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 1, 2008 - 15 answers

Why do I shiver upstairs?

Why does my upstairs shower run out of hot water long before the one downstairs? I only have one water heater... [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Dec 29, 2007 - 17 answers

Old Pipes

Plugged Pipes - Is there a way to clean out the water pipes in my home without spending oodles of $s to replace them? [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Oct 5, 2007 - 13 answers

Good Celtic Music

Looking for good Celtic music and I need your help… [more inside]
posted by birdlips on Aug 8, 2007 - 22 answers

Seeking some pipe table-legs

Help me bend or buy my way into owning 4 U-shaped pipes! [more inside]
posted by washburn on Jun 5, 2007 - 13 answers

Exhaust pipes for 1985 Thunderbird

When buying exhaust flex pipes like these, to fit over an H-pipe with a diameter of 2.5", would you buy the flex pipes with the 2.5" outlet diameter or do you need something bigger? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jun 2, 2007 - 1 answer

Read only the User Friendly comics, inline?

Can I get an RSS feed of the User Friendly comic that includes only cartoons, and has them inline in the feed? [more inside]
posted by bkudria on Apr 8, 2007 - 2 answers

Yahoo Pipes multiple author filter?

When Yahoo Pipes first came out, there was some muttering about how this would be handy for creating a feed for an individual author on a multi-author blog w/o feeds by author? But I can't seem to find anyone who's done it, or successfully do so myself. Any Pipes gurus on AskMe? [more inside]
posted by Chrysostom on Mar 9, 2007 - 8 answers

How do I ground copper water pipes to old iron water pipes?

How do I ground copper water pipes to old iron water pipes? [more inside]
posted by kuujjuarapik on Sep 28, 2006 - 5 answers

Can you melt frozen pipes with a welder? What if they aren't entirely metal?

So here's my dilemma. The pipe that brings water to our house freezes. It’s not four feet deep. We've lived here three years. It happened the first year, not the second year, and then again a few days ago. When it happens I have to go to the neighbors and fill two five gallon buckets and bring them into the house to meet our needs. Flush our toilets, clean our dishes, water our pets and plants, fill the humidifiers in our two babies' rooms, etc. Fifty gallons a day, at least. And that doesn’t include cleaning clothes. This continues until the ground thaws. Now the question. It seems the folks who lived here before us knew of this problem. No, it wasn’t in the disclosure. What they did was weld wires to the pipe, from the well and then at the house, and then hook those up to an arc welder. The current would melt the pipes and the water would flow again. So, yes, in the spring we’ll dig a very expensive new supply pipe, but in the mean time, I’d like advice about circuits.? A condition of the sale of the house required a new septic. The contractor who put in the septic broke the pipe from the well and then he repaired it with PVC. Will the arc welder method still work or would that end in catastrophe? Did he build a fuse? There's water in the pipe and ice is conductive, but how will the PVC respond?
posted by Toekneesan on Dec 30, 2005 - 30 answers

Smoke on the water

Cleaning a wooden pipe - two part question. What's the best way to make sure a wooden pipe that's been boiled doesn't get mouldy? And, if boiling a wooden pipe is stupid, what's a better way to clean out a few years' worth of carboninzed resin from a small airway? The first question is the more pressing one.
posted by poweredbybeard on Oct 15, 2005 - 10 answers

Reasons for Increased Hair Loss?

I just moved into a new house and am noticing my long hair is falling out much more quickly than before. We've checked on water quality (it's soft and no different than our previous home - just 2 miles away). What might be the reasons for this? [more inside]
posted by jojopizza on Jul 29, 2005 - 12 answers

Tobacco Pouches

I'm taking up (tobacco) pipe smoking. (No lectures, please.) I was wondering if anyone else here enjoys a good smoke now and then? If so, what are your favorite blends? Pipes? What should I look for in a tobacco pouch-- leather, vinyl? [more inside]
posted by keswick on Jul 2, 2004 - 16 answers

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