How did harps come to be associated with (under)water? [more inside]
I want to start filtering my tap water with those things that screw onto the faucet or those pitchers you fill up with water. What is the best (in terms of actual badness removed) thing I could run to Costco, WalMart, Target, or similar and pick up tonight?
If I take my possibly-water-damaged iPhone to the Apple Store, will they replace it on the spot or will they be able to see if there's life in it yet? [more inside]
Definitive answer please. Why does ice smell? [more inside]
What trick did the water sales person use today in my office? [more inside]
Give me some examples in media of the creation/summoning/existence of an improbable sea. [more inside]
We cluelessly fed our 4-month old baby three or four 4-oz bottles of formula made with lukewarm water from the tap over the last 7 days. Should we have her tested for lead? [more inside]
Last summer we bought a Cat Mate Pet Fountain for our cats. One of them ignores it and drinks from the old ceramic bowl, but the other is crazy about it. It's stopped working a couple of times (you can hear the motor running, but water does not move), but cleaning the parts has fixed it before; now it doesn't. Does anybody have experience with this? (In general, the product gets excellent reviews, so we'd prefer to avoid having to try another brand unless we have to.)
Can high sodium intake be offset by drinking a lot of water? [more inside]
How to remove water from my car, specifically the carpets - they squish! [more inside]
Do you own a good countertop reverse osmosis water filter? Help me get one that's not made of pvc. [more inside]
[plumbingfilter] My bathroom and kitchen faucets don't give cold water until they've been running for at least one minute. The shower runs hot much quicker (10-20 seconds). Is this something that can be fixed? My landlord says no. [more inside]
How to identify, fix, and clean up after a water leak without destroying my walls and ceilings (any more than I have to)? [more inside]
A would-be bread baker in northern Westchester county complains about lousy results, and says he suspects the local water. So: he's wondering how to test (and, if necessary, adjust) PH and mineral content. Any suggestions of ways to get started without paying big bucks to labs? [more inside]
I want to collect small amounts of liquid through a sheet metal funnel, but the liquid sticks to the walls, so I need to make them water repellant. I thought about using one of those nano sprays, but don't know if they actually work and which one would be the best. Any ideas?
Help me connect the water supply to my dishwasher. [more inside]
Do you have a *residential* water dispenser in your kitchen or similar? I need some advice on picking and servicing. [more inside]
How do I unstick this brass bypass valve? [more inside]
We have no water pressure and may be without it for some time, which makes showering difficult. What can we do about this? By which I mean (a) what can we do to get our water pressure back, and, in the meantime, (b) what are some tips and tricks to keeping clean without a working shower? [more inside]
Why does my fridge's filtered water taste ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE but only at certain times of day? [more inside]
How can you tell where water came from? Lets say I give you a bucket of water taken from a local water source (river, lake, etc). There's some plants and maybe a fish in it as well. What could you tell me about where this water came from, could you pinpoint which body it came from, and how would you come to this conclusion? [more inside]
I have forced-hot water baseboard heating in my apartment. It sloshes. Should it slosh? [more inside]
I think my thyroid medication is making food and water taste super-delicious - is this normal? [more inside]
Water: that convenient thing you can't live without. Tell me about a portable desalination / purification device. [more inside]
We are creating a tablet that purifies water and delivers a nutritious "juice". However we are designers, not chemists, and we need some basic guidance. Would it be problematic to combine chlorine (or preferably, a safer purification chemical) with a vitamin-based juice powder or liquid? Are there any health dangers to consider with this mixture? [more inside]
Buying a hot water heater. Is there a good way to choose one? [more inside]
From "The Call Of The Wild" ..Seven days from the time they pulled into Dawson, they dropped down the steep bank by the Barracks to the Yukon Trail, and pulled for Dyea and Salt Water. I wonder where the Barracks and Salt Water are located. I tried to find them out on a map, but only found the place of Dawson, Dyea, and Yukon Trail. Maybe "Salt Water" means the sea?
What volume of 14 C water do I need to add to 30 L of 24 C water to have a product of water at 20 C?
What volume of 14 C water do I need to add to 30 L of 24 C water to have a product of water at 20 C? Is there an easy calculation for this sort of thing so that I can do this with different levels of water and/or temperature differences? [more inside]
Getting tap water to taste like Evian? [more inside]
I have a traditional chinese thermos like this one with a wooden stopper. How do I get the smell out? My water tastes like wood.
I dropped my Samsung Focus into water two days ago. It works fine (yay), except the screen keeps lighting up unbidden. Can I fix it? [more inside]
I am looking for the name of a toy that we used to play with a lot when we were growing up. [more inside]
Why does my late middle aged cat always crave water? [more inside]
Assuming I maintain my electrolytes, can drinking large volumes of water be bad for my health? [more inside]
Recovering data from a soaked HDD? [more inside]
Why is my water heater not working, and why is it throwing out exhaust gas entrained with cold water? [more inside]
My camera fell into a lake. Yikes! Took it home, let it dry in a bowl of brown rice and now it turns on (Yeah!) but the screen shows the view as a monotone blob of something. Help! [more inside]
Assuming an island with its own supply of power via generator and/or solar power, how much electricity is consumed to turn N liters of sea water into potable drinking water? [more inside]
Does a water filter filter plastics like BPA? Is there a way to test my tap water for them? Are there water filters that do not contain plastic? Does Aquafina or any other filter plastics? [more inside]
I'm staying at a hotel in Taipei. After the last time my room was cleaned (that is, earlier today), I noticed that a partially-consumed water bottle I'd left in my room had had a cotton ball taped to it. Any idea what the significance of this might be?
[Water + Ear + Pain + Ringing] YANMD: Jumped/cannonballed into a lake this weekend - the water went down to 10 feet. The moment I was underwater my ear had a sharp pain. [more inside]
Where can I find a reusable water bottle with a small mouth? [more inside]
What is this optical effect? It looks like it's transmitting my fingerprints through plastic, but only the fingerprints. [more inside]
I have a water squeeze-bottle on my bike. It has a black cap/drinking-assembly and I'm concerned that it might get really gross under there without me ever knowing about it. How should I clean it? Should I just get a different bottle?
What is the most efficient and effective way to wash produce when my tap water is unsafe (microbes/heavy metals)? I live in China, and cook a lot. [more inside]
Can I run a water hose across a city street? [more inside]
Inflatable kids pool - best way to warm the water and keep it clean over a long weekend. [more inside]
I'm developing a series of specials based on big, dangerous, epic stunts all revolving around water to raise awareness about all the ways we're abusing and destroying this vital precious resource. would love some ideas along the lines of - kayak the Bering Strait, as it's about to be threatened because of climate change opening up the Northwest Passage. serious, significant risk is a must. [more inside]
I need a list of the most (and least) water scarce cities in the U.S.
What's the best way to remove chloramine from tap water for the purpose of soaking grains? [more inside]