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Help me McGuyver a radiator steam vent!

It wouldn't be Chiberia without a steam bath! Unfortunately, the steam bath is my bedroom. Help me figure out a temporary fix for a leaking radiator blow-off? [more inside]
posted by Westringia F. on Jan 6, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me find a bidet/diaper sprayer that works and doesn't leak.

I'm looking for a diaper sprayer for my toilet. I've looked around at diaper sprayers and handheld bidets, but they all have ominous negative reviews about leaking. [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Oct 19, 2013 - 18 answers

What are some creative organizations with no centralized leadership?

I was remembering this year-old post on the Valve company handbook and wondering if the Hive Mind new of any other companies -- particularly companies with some sort of creative output, whether for-profit or non-profit -- that work without a hierarchical structure? Good and bad examples welcome. [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on Jul 28, 2013 - 9 answers

TF2 Troubleshooting

Why isn't Team Fortress 2 starting? For the past day or two, whenever I try to open up TF2 on my Windows 8 computer, I get a message that simply says "failed to start game (unknown error)". This seems to be a somewhat common problem but I can't find any answers for why this is happening or how to fix it. So far I have tried re-installing TF2, deleting the "appcache" folder, and verifying the game cache in Steam. Other than that, I have no idea what to do. Any suggestions?
posted by rossination on Jul 18, 2013 - 8 answers

Any precautions needed in soldering to a millivolt gas control system?

A gas stove in our family room uses a thermocouple, millivolt valve and manual switch to control the gas to the stove. I need to solder a new switch to the leads that go to the old switch (the total wire length is about 4 feet). What precautions do I need to take to ensure that I do not blow out the millivolt gas valve when I do the soldering? [more inside]
posted by mbarryf on Feb 18, 2013 - 7 answers

Estimate my car repair cost (TPMS sensor-related)

I broke a part of my car's tire valve (the TPMS sensor, maybe?), dropped my car off at the tire shop and realized I have no idea how much this will set me back. Does anyone have an idea what these repairs might run me? [more inside]
posted by JannaK on Dec 19, 2012 - 11 answers

Need help finding a small, cheap, Arduino-ready solenoid valve or pump assembly

I need some help building a gadget with an Arduino board. Specifically, I need help finding a way to dispense very tiny quantities of fluid (10 μL) once an hour. The valve assembly is the part I'm having trouble with... [more inside]
posted by dialetheia on Dec 12, 2012 - 14 answers

Wasting warm water woes - Stop a leak on my hot water heater.

Indoor Plumbing Filter: Help me understand a valve on my hot water line and how to stop a leak. [more inside]
posted by msbutah on Apr 14, 2012 - 8 answers

Dodge Stratus PCV Valve

Wheres is the PCV valve on a 2004 Dodge Stratus sedan? [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani on Feb 11, 2012 - 2 answers

How to unstick brass valve?

How do I unstick this brass bypass valve? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Dec 16, 2011 - 9 answers

"We do what we must because we can"

Where can I find Portal 2 posters? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jul 31, 2011 - 6 answers

tucka tucka tucka TIKKK tukka tukka tukka TIKKK

Car geeks: I'm having trouble identifying this knock [.MOV on Dropbox] in the engine of my 1991 Dodge Spirit. It sounds a bit like a clicking sound, except it turns out to be a wheeze when it gets worse. I've just replaced one of the valve rocker arms because it turned out to be broken. I also Do you know what might be causing this? [more inside]
posted by koeselitz on Jun 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Long time rider, first time flat fixer

Cycling filter: Is it a big deal if my presta valve doesn't go through the rim exactly perpendicularly? [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Jun 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Flushed

I'm looking for a good plumbing supply store, preferably in lower Manhattan. [more inside]
posted by cazoo on Feb 18, 2011 - 3 answers

It's still just as cold in the kitchen, only a smelly cold

I live in an old apartment with radiators. Pipe in kitchen (radiator has been removed, heated pipe remains) has a leaky valve that smells awful. Can someone take a look at these pictures and tell me if there is anything I can do to cover the leaky bit and reduce the smell? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jan 6, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me fix a crackling guitar amp.

Help me diagnose my (probably user-induced) intermittently crackling tube guitar amp! [more inside]
posted by unSane on Oct 24, 2010 - 8 answers

I broke my engine fixing it.

I messed up my truck engine, but hopefully I can fix it with your help! [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Oct 5, 2010 - 6 answers

What happened to my water supply line?

Bizarro-world clog? The water tank on a guest room toilet no longer fills at all; all other water in the house is fully operational. Supply valve appears to be fully functional (and wide open). Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by aramaic on Aug 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Go with the flow.

I'm looking to control the flow to the hot/cold water inputs into my washer, with a twist. [more inside]
posted by aflores on Jul 17, 2010 - 6 answers

need help fixing water valve to toilet tank

need help replacing the valve which supplies water to my toilet tank. As usual, there are some minor (?) complications. [more inside]
posted by xbonesgt on Jun 22, 2010 - 14 answers

Possibly non-vegetarian heart.

My father will likely have to have an aortic valve replacement. He's 63. His choices are a pig valve (with an expected replacement time of 15 years) or a mechanical valve (and a lifetime of coumadin). Any personal experiences? What do you recommend? You are not a doctor. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Apr 1, 2010 - 24 answers

Handle with care!

Shipping a tube amp from Canada to Germany. [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Feb 26, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I replace an American Standard toilet fill valve?

I am an admitted plumbing novice, and my current predicament has me stumped: how do I remove an old "smart valve" American Standard assembly from inside my toilet tank? [more inside]
posted by moz on Jul 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Where can I find repair manuals and exploded diagrams for valve amplifiers?

Where can I find repair manuals and exploded diagrams for valve amplifiers online? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Jan 21, 2009 - 3 answers

Which Orange Box to Buy for a PS3/Mac User

Which Way to Go on Valve's Orange Box: the PS3, or Apple Boot Camp. A Two-Part Question. [more inside]
posted by Doctor Suarez on Dec 24, 2007 - 14 answers

Free valve replacement with every inspection

What is this tiny valve, and what was it doing in my suitcase? [more inside]
posted by SemiSophos on Nov 22, 2007 - 9 answers

What is the tightening sequence for my oil leaking car?

Valve Cover Tightening Sequence for a 1991 Ford Escort GT? [more inside]
posted by gregschoen on Apr 4, 2007 - 12 answers

What is a "starving plate" design?

In tube ciruitry, what is a "starving plate" design?
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Aug 27, 2006 - 2 answers

Why aren't other developers following Valve's Steam model?

If Valve's Steam means that games developers can do away with publisher, distributor and retailer overheads... um... why isn't everyone doing it, or similar things?
posted by Pretty_Generic on Nov 10, 2004 - 13 answers

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