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]
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]
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!
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]
Where can I buy a glass pipe on or near the main Las Vegas strip? I am in the middle, near Bally's.
I want to set up a RSS feed that spits out the wind speed ONLY from this weather page. [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
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]
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]
How to deal with a clogged foundation drain that's flooding my alley? [more inside]
Need help with some math: figuring out pipe lengths for a xylophone for my daughter's school project. [more inside]
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]
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?
My pipes have become loud and groany. Should I be worried about this? [more inside]
Came home from the holiday and one of my outdoor faucets won't stop running. What's broken? [more inside]
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]
How can I soundproof or muffle loud pipes in a wall, preferably cheaply? [more inside]
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.)
My pipes are making an awful howling / whining noise some of the time (lately more often than not). Why? [more inside]
Regexfilter: I need help filtering a RSS feed with regular expressions in Yahoo Pipes. Specifics inside. [more inside]
How can I stop my vibrating shower pipes… in a college dorm? [more inside]
Where can I find a soap bubble blowing pipe that looks like a realistic wooden smoking pipe? [more inside]
Why are electric baseboard heaters so noisy only in the dead of winter? [more inside]
Can I use Yahoo Pipes to create a feed that contains a bunch of other feeds added by other people? [more inside]
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]
Do I need to wrap my outdoor spigots to prevent freezing? [more inside]
Preventing my house's pipes from freezing while a few timezones away? [more inside]
Can anyone fill me in on Coldstream Civic Week? [more inside]
How can I use Yahoo Pipes to omit my username from my RSS feed? [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience or advice on building a clothing/display rack out of pipes? [more inside]
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]
Can anyone help me create an RSS feed, using Yahoo Pipes, from a list on an HTML page? [more inside]
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]
Why does my upstairs shower run out of hot water long before the one downstairs? I only have one water heater... [more inside]
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]
Looking for good Celtic music and I need your help… [more inside]
Help me bend or buy my way into owning 4 U-shaped pipes! [more inside]
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]
Can I get an RSS feed of the User Friendly comic that includes only cartoons, and has them inline in the feed? [more inside]
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]
How do I ground copper water pipes to old iron water pipes? [more inside]
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?
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.
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]
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]