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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

mintycool

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

Fat or water? What do we lose?

There's been talk recently about people who lose weight not actually losing fat, but losing water. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by humblepigeon on May 22, 2007 - 11 answers

Moldy Walls

My family has mold growing on the lower portions of inside of the walls in the central area of our 15-year-old home. We're getting the house sprayed, but the price the contractor gave us seems extremely high. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by silasjones on May 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Do I have to compromise silence in order to get higher PSI from a water pump?

Do I have to compromise silence in order to get higher PSI from a water pump? [more inside]
posted by torpark on May 8, 2007 - 8 answers

Will I suffocate?

How dangerous is it to live in a small room with a gas-powered water heater? Will I die? [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Apr 26, 2007 - 17 answers

Throw me a life preserver!

Where can I find a score or a recording of Handel's Water Music Suite - except, the arrangement by Hamilton Hardy? I need to analyze a performance that I've already seen and need to refresh my memory, but all I can find is of other arrangements. I'm willing to pay a bit if it's only on an MP3 / other site - and just an outline of the structure of that arrangement or information about it would be great too!
posted by tmcw on Apr 25, 2007 - 1 answer

self carbonated bottled water in restaurants

I am looking to serve tap water only in my restaurant, as chez panisse and other san francisco bay restaurants i have. i am in nyc and am wondering if anyone else has experience or advice on this process (most notably how to do the carbonation process)
posted by hardyboy on Apr 22, 2007 - 6 answers

Variable water pressure in my home...

Why is the water pressure in my house so variable? [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Apr 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Wood and water don't mix?

We've got a wooden shelf in the bathroom in our (rented) apartment. We've been here two years now and it's gone very pale, and is stained a funny colour where water has landed on it. What should we do to return it to its former glory? (pretty much cleaning/DIY noobs, to be honest...)
posted by ascullion on Apr 11, 2007 - 12 answers

I need a miracle.

Water to wine mechanics- help me perform a miracle. I need help for a costume party stunt involving a box of wine and the ability to dispense it miraculously. [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Apr 1, 2007 - 23 answers

Calculate length of a pipe from the volume it holds

How long would a 3/4 inch inner diameter pipe need to be to hold exactly 27 gallons of water? [more inside]
posted by putzface_dickman on Mar 22, 2007 - 33 answers

water through a funnel

Here's a dumb grammar school science question. If you were pour one liter of water through a funnel (say 1 inch) into a one liter container, and you were to do it all at once (so that the water "backed up" in the funnel, would that process be slower to, faster than, or equal to taking another liter of water and pouring it through the same funnel at a slower, steady rate at which hardly any water "backed up." Any references or links are appreciated...
posted by jgballard on Mar 5, 2007 - 31 answers

Help me remove a water ring from my parents' antique chinese rosewood table!

Help me remove a water ring from my parents' antique chinese rosewood table! [more inside]
posted by PWA_BadBoy on Feb 25, 2007 - 8 answers

Can I make my own delicious Aquafina water at home?

I love Aquafina bottled water. There's something in it that makes it taste much different than other bottled waters. Still, it gets expensive. What's in it that makes it taste so nice and can I make my own at home? [more inside]
posted by redteam on Feb 21, 2007 - 31 answers

What solids other than water float on their liquid forms?

Are there any substances, other than water, where the solid form is less dense than the liquid? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Feb 20, 2007 - 19 answers

What should I put in my hot water?

My watercooler at work has a hot water feature which I would like to take advantage of. What are the best healthy substantial "meals" that require me only to add hot water? (Relevant info: At a cafe I used to frequent, there were packets of Bear Naked blueberry oatmeal that were outstanding. Now, Bear Naked's site doesn't list this as one of their products. Does this product still exist? I don't like Quaker Oats.)
posted by Aghast. on Feb 13, 2007 - 20 answers

How hot should my bathwater be?

What temperature should a good hot bath be? [more inside]
posted by Joh on Feb 7, 2007 - 19 answers

The Underwater Shiver-- What Causes It?

So I'm still trying to pinpoint this one (I keep forgetting to ask it, and Google turns up nothing)-- when one lies down in a bathtub, faceup, and submerges at least their entire ears, they shiver (it's more kind of an uncontrollable, brief spasm of the upper body and doesn't FEEL like shivering, but looks like it). It isn't related to the water temperature, as far as I can tell, and DOESN'T happen when facedown or swimming, etc. Or do other people not have this happen? Do you? I get it every single time, without fail, and have since I can remember. My mom knows exactly what I'm talking about, but my dad insists we're both crazy. Is this just one of those odd reflex reactions like coughing when you have something in your ear or sneezing when you get in the sun? (I also do that one-- always funny to explain to people :) ) Any idea what causes this, though?
posted by dmaterialized on Feb 5, 2007 - 7 answers

How come my Britta is growing pond scum?

Why is there algae growing in my Britta? [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Feb 4, 2007 - 8 answers

Polar Plunge: Help me keep my pride.

I've signed up for the Polar Plunge to support the Special Olympics in our area.... [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Feb 2, 2007 - 9 answers

Do I need to baby my humidifier?

We have a Air-O-Swiss 7135 humidifier. Is it necessary to fill its tank from Brita-filtered water, or will straight tap water do? [more inside]
posted by dmd on Jan 28, 2007 - 6 answers

water + body = ?????

Beyond the idea that "Water is essential to carry out processes in the human body," I do not understand the more complicated health relationship between water and our bodies. [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Jan 28, 2007 - 25 answers

Water, water, everywhere, so let's all have a drink

Will water kill me too? [more inside]
posted by carpyful on Jan 24, 2007 - 20 answers

Sci-fi short story with microscopic humans

Name that sci-fi short story: In the prologue, a colonist ship has crashed on a water planet. The colonists can't survive there themselves, so they genetically engineer humans to be about the size of microbes and live in the water instead. Most of the story deals with the resulting aquatic society, their interactions with other species of microbes, and their search for their now-forgotten origins. And no, it was not "The Incredible Journey". Any ideas on what it might be?
posted by Johnny Assay on Jan 21, 2007 - 7 answers

Recommendations for a gas water heater

My current water heater is about 14 years old now, and I'm looking to replace it with a traditional 'tanked' water heater (I'm not going to be in this house long to justify a tankless unit). For the most part I'm only looking to heat water for two people, and I'm thinking a 40 gallon tank with a large burner will be sufficient. Does anyone have any suggestions or good resources for comparison?
posted by cfg on Jan 16, 2007 - 12 answers

Does drinking cold water really burn calories?

Does drinking cold water burn anywhere near a significant number of calories? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jan 16, 2007 - 12 answers

Water leak at 4am, do I call my landlord now?

It's 4 am and I just woke up to a bathroom full of water. I'm renting in the Sierra's and it's been really cold, so one of the pipes burst and started leaking (the heat was on and I was home all day, though..). I called the emergency plumbers and they came to turn off the water. Now the situation is under control. How do I break this to my landlord? Should I call her now or can it wait till morning?
posted by mrunderhill on Jan 14, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I get hotter water sooner?

Cure for the takes-too-long-for-our-water-to-heat-up blues? [more inside]
posted by mosk on Jan 13, 2007 - 18 answers

Do they sell low-flavor drink mixes to add to water?

Do they sell low-flavor drink mixes to add to water? I love Aquafina's Flavor Splash water, but they don't have it in the vending machine at work. I can't stand the plain bottled water they do sell. Does anyone sell powder mix that can be added to water that doesn't turn it into a super sweet, heavily flavored drink? Stuff like Crystal Lite is too strong of a flavor.
posted by y0mbo on Jan 12, 2007 - 17 answers

Is all water created equally?

PhysicsFilter: A room (at room temp) has two identical cups of water in it. The water in one cup is +10 degrees over room temp, the other is -10 degrees. Left alone, will they reach room temp at the same time? [more inside]
posted by 777 on Jan 11, 2007 - 25 answers

Good diet-friendly caffeinated drinks?

Any good diet-friendly caffeinated beverages out there? Looking for something convenient, cheap, and low/no-cal/sugar. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Jan 9, 2007 - 53 answers

Drowning by numbers

Plumbing question. Bring your knowledge of water use. [more inside]
posted by NekulturnY on Jan 3, 2007 - 16 answers

Water temp to maximize hydration speed?

What temperature water will hydrate one fastest? [more inside]
posted by Humpable Prose on Dec 26, 2006 - 12 answers

What kind of water do my plants want?

What water temperature do indoor plants prefer to drink? [more inside]
posted by (bb|[^b]{2}) on Dec 7, 2006 - 7 answers

Making water conductive with out salt

Options other then salt to make water conductive to low voltage (5 - 9v) DC current. [more inside]
posted by blackout on Dec 1, 2006 - 24 answers

Aqua Sevenday?

Help me come up with a catchy name for my campus' "Water Week." It will be happening in late January and will be a week dedicated to discussing issues in three areas: environment, accessibility, commodification. Speakers, an art exhibition, and movies are being planned. Bonus points for recommendations of films, special topics, general advice.
posted by arcticwoman on Nov 29, 2006 - 16 answers

Rain barrel recommendations?

Rain barrel recommendations? Plastic versus wood? [more inside]
posted by and hosted from Uranus on Nov 24, 2006 - 9 answers

I think it's a Dasani/Perrier conspiracy.

We're under a boil-water advisory. No outbreak, just a lot of grit in the water from landslides in the resevoir. Why is it not safe for me to wash vegetables in untreated water, but it's ok for me to wash my hands? [more inside]
posted by Salmonberry on Nov 21, 2006 - 10 answers

Water company ruined our weekend cottage?

Water company ruined our weekend cottage?

When we leave our weekend cottage we turn the water off at the meter and open the faucets in the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, and shower. This is to prevent any trapped water to remain in the pipes which could freeze and burst the pipe should we not make it back before winter. We've done this for four years. [more inside]
posted by cainiarb on Nov 15, 2006 - 20 answers

Cold or warm water safest?

Which is safest, hot or cold water from the tap? [more inside]
posted by MintSauce on Nov 9, 2006 - 20 answers

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