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?
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?
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?
A coffee related, although mildly different, question that doesn't involve waste disposal units like the ones in the search seem to... [more inside]
How long does it take a river to polish a jagged stone smooth?
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]
I guess I'm going to have to get a water softener. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Should I filter my well water? [more inside]
Why does water constantly collect in our fridge? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
I'm not going to sleep through my death by drowning, right? [more inside]
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]
People drank from a rumen. Although no-one died, is it really okay? [more inside]
Can I make my tap water better, or is it time to get bottled water delivery? [more inside]
What's so bad about wasting water? [more inside]
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]
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]
Home water quality testing: Any recommendations or experience? [more inside]
There's been talk recently about people who lose weight not actually losing fat, but losing water. What's going on? [more inside]
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]
Do I have to compromise silence in order to get higher PSI from a water pump? [more inside]
How dangerous is it to live in a small room with a gas-powered water heater? Will I die? [more inside]
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!
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)
Why is the water pressure in my house so variable? [more inside]
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...)
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]
How long would a 3/4 inch inner diameter pipe need to be to hold exactly 27 gallons of water? [more inside]
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...
Help me remove a water ring from my parents' antique chinese rosewood table! [more inside]
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]
Are there any substances, other than water, where the solid form is less dense than the liquid? [more inside]
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.)
What temperature should a good hot bath be? [more inside]
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?
Why is there algae growing in my Britta? [more inside]
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]
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]
Will water kill me too? [more inside]
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?
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?
Does drinking cold water burn anywhere near a significant number of calories? [more inside]