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Hi, I'd like a soda fat.

Is soda water making me fat? [more inside]
posted by 913 on Feb 28, 2008 - 26 answers

Drier than the Gobi, and hating every second of it.

How can I rehydrate quickly after a bad cold? [more inside]
posted by Sara Anne on Feb 25, 2008 - 18 answers

Old water: drinkable or petri dish?

How long can I leave a cup of tap water sitting out and not worry about what might be growing in it? What about an opened bottle of spring or carbonated water? [more inside]
posted by ellenaim on Feb 15, 2008 - 19 answers

Don't be a drip in the drop out bucket

Icicle Watching Filter: Drippers Vs. Streamers [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Feb 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Help a RC noob out!

I received a generic version of on of those air, land, water remote controlled (styrofoam?) boatplanes... lol if you have seen or used one you know what I am talking about. What I would like to know is if there are any nicer and sturdier versions of this plane. Looking for recommendations, thanks! [more inside]
posted by Mardigan on Feb 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Keep us up off the killing floor.

Water damage to our hardwood floors - what can/should we expect? [more inside]
posted by jquinby on Feb 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Water vs. Tea

Is drinking unsweetened, decaffeinated tea equivalent to drinking water in terms of health benefits? [more inside]
posted by amro on Jan 17, 2008 - 18 answers

Earth's water vs land volume (shown in spheres) image?

ISO: Photo-like diagram of the ratio of total volume of water to total volume of land on Earth. NOT the surface area - the TOTAL respective volumes of the planet. [more inside]
posted by yoga on Jan 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Survival of the Wettest

Do you or anyone you know make use of graywater. If so, how? [more inside]
posted by bonobo on Jan 9, 2008 - 35 answers

Why is my exterior sump pump working itself out of its install pit?

Plumbing enabled folks please read on. My exterior sump pump installed at bottom of the stairway landing outside my walk down basement is working itself out of its hole. I need a sanity check on the contractor's planned repair. [more inside]
posted by COD on Jan 3, 2008 - 11 answers

Apartment building showers driving me insane!

How do I circumvent the wildly variable water pressure and temperature in my apartment building? [more inside]
posted by proj on Dec 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

In the mornings, there’s no hot water in my apartment – same thing happened lest year and the year before. Management doesn’t react. Help! [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Dec 5, 2007 - 10 answers

Dust spots? Water marks? Crud on film?

Why am I getting blotches on my black and white negatives? What are the marks? Are they dust? Water spots? How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by Geckwoistmeinauto on Nov 28, 2007 - 13 answers

What's Kangen Water?

My wife has signed up to join an MLM network selling a device called a LeveLuk SD501, which produces 'Kangen' water. I think this thing is worthless for health purposes. I'm keeping an open mind but we're talking $5k to buy one of these things and I think it's a waste. I'm wondering what the hive mind comes up with. [more inside]
posted by diode on Nov 20, 2007 - 26 answers

Why does my tea taste funny?

Some, but not all, cups of tea made with my Brita water filter kettle are tasteless and undrinkable. Why? [more inside]
posted by satellitebadger on Nov 19, 2007 - 16 answers

How can I carry 2+ liters of water daily?

WaterFilter, literally. Posting for a pal: Can you recommend a 2.5 L+ portable water container that isn't plastic AND how does one get a 5 gallon water stand at home? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Nov 14, 2007 - 12 answers

Tropics on the cheap?

Where can I go with the stipulations and budget that I have? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 8, 2007 - 10 answers

water in my lung?

I inhaled water last night and did not cough it out. Could it still be in my lung? [more inside]
posted by Sprocket on Oct 30, 2007 - 7 answers

Unknown painting of woman with water jug

Can anyone identify this painting of a woman holding a water jug on her shoulder? [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Oct 29, 2007 - 2 answers

Too much water?

Am I harming my kidneys? [more inside]
posted by rglass on Oct 12, 2007 - 23 answers

SurvivalistFilter: Emergency supplies, and long term fuel/water storage

So I'm preparing a paranoid "keep 24 people warm and happy for two weeks" kit in case of emergency. The kicker is that I'm lazy - so I want the kit to be usable anytime within the next 10 years. (None of that "rotating supplies in and out" for me, nosiree.) But I'm stuck on a few problems. [more inside]
posted by jytsai on Oct 9, 2007 - 30 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

Please help me learn a few simple techniques in Blender.

Please help me learn a few simple techniques in Blender. Including outputting an animation to video. [more inside]
posted by austinlee on Oct 4, 2007 - 1 answer

Wet couch needs help!

Is there any hope for a couch that sat in the rain overnight? [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Oct 1, 2007 - 8 answers


Here's another question about Brita Water Filters. Presumably the efficiciency of the cartridges is affected by the amount of water they filter as well as the length of time they are in place? In which case, how many litres would one cartridge safely cope with? And is there really a maximum time required before changing it?
posted by ikp on Sep 30, 2007 - 10 answers


I have a brita filter pitcher and I bought a 6 pack of filters almost a year ago(to save $$). The past 2 or 3 filters I put in there have had water run through them really fast compared to all the other filters I've used. Could there be a problem with the filters? Have they re engineered them to filter water faster? Are they even working?
posted by ijoyner on Sep 26, 2007 - 11 answers

Water saving device

I remember reading about a device that measures the temperature of the water at a bath or shower faucet and opens the water valve when the temperature reaches a preset temperature. Purpose is to reduce water wastage while one is waiting for the warm water to reach the bathroom from the tank. Can anyone link me to this product?
posted by lapsang on Sep 24, 2007 - 6 answers

Paint Rollers and the environment: Wash or waste?

My wife has come to the conclusion that it's more environmentally friendly to use a paint roller once (and then let it dry out and throw it away) as opposed to wasting upteen gallons of water cleaning all the paint out in order to reuse the roller. This seems crazy and a waste of money to me. What say you AskMetafilterians?
posted by ssmith on Sep 17, 2007 - 21 answers

Coffee grounds and water systems

A coffee related, although mildly different, question that doesn't involve waste disposal units like the ones in the search seem to... [more inside]
posted by Brockles on Sep 11, 2007 - 9 answers

river polish stone

How long does it take a river to polish a jagged stone smooth?
posted by wobh on Aug 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Why would room temperature water be coming out of the faucet when I turn on the cold water tap?

When I turn the cold water tap, the faucets in my upstairs bathroom are putting out room temperature water. How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by ND¢ on Aug 23, 2007 - 15 answers

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

I guess I'm going to have to get a water softener. [more inside]
posted by MtDewd on Aug 23, 2007 - 9 answers

Rationale for access to water at Middle School

I have two 12 year old boys who just started a new middle school. They have access to water only at lunch time and two hurried, grab 3-4 sips at the water fountain twice a day. A doctor’s note will allow them to have a water bottle available, but I need help composing a permanent, rather than a temporary allowance for the water. [more inside]
posted by aliksd on Aug 16, 2007 - 66 answers

Mystery sink

Why would a sink in a public bathroom which had an automatic water sensor suddenly turn on even though there was no one nearby? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Aug 16, 2007 - 9 answers

Chemis-tea Question

My wife and I like our Iced Tea different, She likes her's sweet and I like mine not so sweet. Our tea recipes are basically the same. Take a pot of water, add tea bags (8 or so), boil, add sugar, dilute with water. We're making a gallon at a time. Assuming that we both use 8 tea bags, boil the same amount of time, and add enough water to make a gallon of tea.... if we start with different amounts of water, do we end up with the same "strength" tea? [more inside]
posted by TuxHeDoh on Aug 15, 2007 - 11 answers

My cat has a drinking problem.

My cat has a drinking problem. He is incapable of drinking water out of his water dish without making an extraordinary mess. My husband & I are trying to come up with a solution so that we can either contain the mess or stop it altogether, and we need your help! [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Aug 14, 2007 - 19 answers

Please Help Me Dry Out A Cellphone

My husband's work-issued cellphone just went through the washing machine. He is required to be reachable by cellphone 24 hours a day. Can we dry it out ourselves and make it work? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by amyms on Aug 8, 2007 - 32 answers

Should I filter my well water?

Should I filter my well water? [more inside]
posted by solipsophistocracy on Aug 7, 2007 - 8 answers

Why does my fridge create a pond inside ?

Why does water constantly collect in our fridge? [more inside]
posted by iamabot on Aug 6, 2007 - 12 answers

Proper/reasonable way to deal with water damage in an apartment

Water Damage: The apartment I'm moving into has significant water damage from last May, and the landlord has promised to fix it. What should I know about water damage repairs to make sure my health isn't going to be risked from shoddy repairs? This apartment is in Austria, if that's important to know. [more inside]
posted by sirion on Jul 25, 2007 - 3 answers

Where should we install our water filter?

We got a new under the sink water filter and are trying to decide where to put it. Our stainless steel sink is set into the granite, so no free holes to sneak the faucet into - we'll have to drill a hole in the granite. Where on the granite do we install it? [more inside]
posted by steve.wdc on Jul 19, 2007 - 4 answers

dangerous or just cheap?

The powers-that-be at my office decided to just refill the water cooler bottles from the tap (actually, the hose in the janitors closet that fills/rinses the mop bucket) instead of paying for the water bottle service. Is this dangerous, or just cheap? [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Jul 9, 2007 - 37 answers

I'm not going to sleep through my death by drowning, right?

I'm not going to sleep through my death by drowning, right? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Jul 8, 2007 - 25 answers

Help finding Joseph M. Pasquier info and painting

I am looking for information Joseph M. Pasquier and I am looking to purchase a copy of his painting the water and the fisherman [more inside]
posted by the_binary_blues on Jul 6, 2007 - 2 answers

Tell me about the downside of drinking directly from a camels hump

People drank from a rumen. Although no-one died, is it really okay? [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Jun 30, 2007 - 17 answers

My tap water tastes flat

Can I make my tap water better, or is it time to get bottled water delivery? [more inside]
posted by SampleSize on Jun 25, 2007 - 9 answers

Tell me to turn my sink off

What's so bad about wasting water? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Jun 13, 2007 - 41 answers

How to shut off a fire hydrant that's been open full blast all day

Fire hydrant has been open full blast on my street for at least 9 hours. I've called 311 (NYC's non-emergency hotline) three times over these hours; they transfer me to the relevant department, the DEP, who take the report, but nobody comes. Yes I'm positive I'm reporting the correct intersection, and it's ultra-simple to find. Anybody else I can call or anything else I can do anonymously? [more inside]
posted by sparrows on May 31, 2007 - 17 answers


When I'm chewing a piece of mint gum, and I then take a sip from a cool glass of water, why does it taste icy cold? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on May 31, 2007 - 14 answers

Please help me test our water

Home water quality testing: Any recommendations or experience? [more inside]
posted by donovan on May 24, 2007 - 5 answers

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