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Water, water everywhere, and not a drop worth drinking

Why does the tap water in my apartment make me thirstier than I was before I drank it? [more inside]
posted by coppermoss on Apr 7, 2010 - 10 answers

Is the Osage River the largest tributary of the Missouri River?

Does the Osage River contribute the largest volume of water of all the tributaries of the Missouri River?
posted by clockworkjoe on Mar 29, 2010 - 5 answers

Granny's Glasses...wine glasses, that is

Can you identify these wine (water? sherry? liqueur?) glasses? Pics 1, 2, 3, 4. They are from before 1960 and feature an etched design and, oddly, rose pink bases. Bonus question: what beverages are the different sizes/shapes meant to contain? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Mar 28, 2010 - 16 answers

What *should* have the seller have told us about the water well situation?

What does full disclosure really mean in a real estate sale? [more inside]
posted by swimming naked when the tide goes out on Mar 27, 2010 - 7 answers

If It's A Problem For Liz Lemon, I Usually Also Have That Problem

I can't believe she's wasting a question on this filter: Is there some technique for changing the bottle in a water cooler that I'm completely unaware of? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Mar 26, 2010 - 35 answers

Don't drink the brown water

Without warning my hot water (and hot water only) has suddenly started running brown, and when I drain a tub of it silt like material is left in the bottom. I suspect it's rust. After running the water for a long time it does not seem to be going away. Am I right in thinking that this is probably my boiler and it should be replaced? The suddenness seems weird. Also: my family has been showing and bathing in this, could it be harmful in any way?
posted by Artw on Mar 19, 2010 - 19 answers

Glacially slow hot water

Master bathroom shower takes FOREVER to get hot water. The hot water heater is outside, less than fifteen feet from the actual shower. Other faucets in the house are much farther away (up to 30-40 feet away) never fail to get us hot water in less than 15-30sec. What gives? How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Mar 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me with getting the right venting for Takagi Jr tankless heater.

I bought a Takagi Jr tankless heater and was wondering if anyone could help me with getting the right venting for it. I'm going to be venting it through the back wall right into my backyard.
posted by jasonbold on Mar 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Aluminum ever floats?

If I take an aluminum ball and drop it in water it'll sink as it is denser than water. However, if I make it super duper flat, is there any chance it might float? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Mar 2, 2010 - 24 answers

Stainless steel water bottles made in the U.S.A.

The Holy Grail of water bottles? Looking for a wide-mouth food grade stainless steel water bottle made in the U.S.A., preferably holds one liter or more... [more inside]
posted by TrickyLib on Feb 17, 2010 - 17 answers

i can haz glass shardz?

Help me stop my cat from tipping over drinking glasses filled with liquid (water, beer, wine, milk, etc). She does it for the lulz. This shit has to stop. [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Feb 13, 2010 - 53 answers

Seeking a recipe for Hint fruit-infused water

I normally don't like to buy/drink bottled water because of the waste and expense, but I really like the taste of Hint water, and I'm supposed to drink lots of water because I am pregnant. Does anyone know of a similar home recipe? Is it as simple as mixing fruit essence oils with water?
posted by sfgeeklady on Feb 9, 2010 - 12 answers

Where did the Scale go?

My hot water pot and coffee machine suddenly (over a period of 2 days) simultaneously completely descaled themselves, leaving piles of scale on their bottoms. This despite no use of descaling agents, or any other efforts to do this. I am thinking something must have changed with our tap water to have done this, but can't imagine what this would be. Any thoughts or other possibilities?
posted by dougiedd on Feb 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Bathroom sink water different?

Is bathroom sink water any different than kitchen sink water? I have a sink in my room now, so I've been drinking out of that faucet.. but before, I've always felt a little skittish (maybe based on cultural norms).
posted by sandmanwv on Feb 4, 2010 - 19 answers

What is the best most thorough method of testing one's water?

I am thinking about cultivating a small vegetable patch area near a river. What would be the best method to thoroughly test the water for nasty contaminants like arsenic, lead or other spooky chemicals I can't even pronounce? [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Jan 25, 2010 - 18 answers

Help some painters clean their brushes

How do I change the heating element on a small 20 gallon electric water heater if I can't find the drain? [more inside]
posted by JulianDay on Jan 18, 2010 - 10 answers

I'm Too Old for the Draft

Is it safe to insulate around the crawlspace exit point for a hot water heater vent pipe? [more inside]
posted by Gingercat on Jan 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Best water filter?

Can anyone recommend a counter top faucet-attached Water Filter? [more inside]
posted by Liquidwolf on Jan 5, 2010 - 8 answers

Why did only one bottle of water freeze?

Why did only one bottle of water freeze? [more inside]
posted by amro on Jan 4, 2010 - 19 answers

Fix my squeaky water!

I have a tub of water draining into a small hose - it's creating a horrible squeaking, help me fix it! [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Dec 30, 2009 - 9 answers

Quenching my thirst causes a foul taste

Whenever I wake up in the middle of the night and drink a glass of water, I always wake up with a foul taste in my mouth. Why is this? [more inside]
posted by FusiveResonance on Dec 28, 2009 - 13 answers

Water shut off due to non-payment by landlord. What are my rights?

My landlord pays the water bill for my apartment complex. Today the water was shut off in the middle of the day. When I called the water company, they said that the complex was shut off due to non-payment. Are there any legal requirements about notice or use of rental fees by the property management? [more inside]
posted by slavlin on Dec 16, 2009 - 16 answers

Is my apartment company liable for my shorted-out laptop?

Is my apartment management company responsible for water damage to my laptop that occurred as a result of their lack of maintenance? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Dec 3, 2009 - 9 answers

A hard water rain's gonna fall in my dishwasher.

We have hard water and I've had to pull apart our dishwasher to clean out water deposits and gunk. Is there any way to limit accumulations without buying a water softener? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Nov 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Starting a pilot research on water privatization

Water privatization: I'm starting a pilot research on this subject and I am looking for quantitative data, reports and studies on any water privatization experience. At this point, anything that doesn't show up in a few obvious google searches is welcome, as well as suggestion for websites or publication on the subject.
posted by elpapacito on Nov 24, 2009 - 13 answers

Jealous cats ruin computers

Water spilled on my desktop computer, what now? [more inside]
posted by mesh gear fox on Nov 18, 2009 - 8 answers

Can I get a safe, low-tech, cheap water distiller?

Help me not blow up my kitchen, while simultaneously not spending hundreds of dollars on a water distiller. [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Nov 16, 2009 - 14 answers

Here comes the rain

My basement is currently flooding. Anything I can do before it stops raining? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Nov 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Maybe she just needs a crazy straw...

Not really worried, more just curious about my cat and how she's been drinking water...she dips her paw and then licks the water from it, repeatedly. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Nov 9, 2009 - 38 answers

Power-vented water heaters -- what say you?

Replacing a water heater... to power-vent or not to power-vent? That is the question. [more inside]
posted by sesquipedalia on Nov 4, 2009 - 15 answers

Not just any boat, but at Shel-Ca-yak-atemer-noe

WaterSportFilter: I want to buy a small versatile Kayak like watercraft. I have different (competing?) things I'd like it to do (Paddle AND Row; single and tandem riders) can I get all of this into one boat? Are there available modifications? What should I get? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Nov 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Water Heater/Oil Burner Question

How can I determine how much hot water my upstairs neighbors are using? [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Oct 30, 2009 - 31 answers

How can I get my dog to stop gulping his water?

My new dog's gulping water so quickly that he's making himself sick. How can I get him stop? [more inside]
posted by MeghanC on Oct 27, 2009 - 13 answers

Basement water source mystery

How is water getting into my basement? [more inside]
posted by miyabo on Oct 18, 2009 - 14 answers

I want to know about low-flow water wells.

I want to know about low-flow water wells. [more inside]
posted by zamboni on Oct 15, 2009 - 10 answers

When iDiots, iMmersion and iPhones collide, the iDiot needs help.

Iphone 3GS+Water=Unhappiness. Can I reactivate my 1st gen iphone while the 3GS is sitting in a bowl of rice for the next few days? [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Oct 12, 2009 - 12 answers

Where did the water come from?

Miystery Leak in apartment that we just purchased...where could it be coming from and how to proceed to ensure it doesn't occur again? [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Oct 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Manhattan water delivery

Can someone recommend a water delivery service in Manhattan that is not Poland Spring? I'm specifically talking about water coolers, not personal bottled water.
posted by mkultra on Oct 7, 2009 - 11 answers

My landlord's a jerk, but how big of a jerk?

Does my landlord have to give me advance notice if he's going to shut down the building's water for a few hours? This is in Ontario. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Oct 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Do these lederhosen make my ass look awesome?

Where in the SF Bay Area should I celebrate Oktoberfest? [more inside]
posted by JimmyJames on Sep 22, 2009 - 6 answers

What are the best earplugs for swimming?

What are the best ear plugs for swimming? [more inside]
posted by Sevenupcan on Sep 22, 2009 - 7 answers

what's the gray residue in my water

What's the gray residue in my water? We moved into this home (built circa 1985) 2 years ago. After bathwater has drained, you find a silty residue left in the tub. You can't see it in the water itself. Residue looks a bit like the calcium deposits one might find normally, but ranges from gray to sometimes sandy brown. Lately there is also some substance much like this clinging to dishes after the dishwasher runs too. [more inside]
posted by keener_sounds on Sep 19, 2009 - 5 answers

What risks does drinking LA tap water pose?

What risks does drinking LA tap water pose? ? Should I be using a filter? [more inside]
posted by Jenna Roadman on Sep 19, 2009 - 17 answers

Did the Brita filter spoil my homemade wine?

Does Brita filtered water work for making wine? My experiment got no yeast fermentation in four batches of wine using Brita filtered water and great yeast fermentation in three batches of unfiltered tap made similarly as a control. [more inside]
posted by kturner on Sep 19, 2009 - 5 answers

Is it safe to drink from stainless steel?

Trying to be safer and heeding the advice of many, I threw out all my plastic water bottles and bought new stainless steel ones including this stainless steel cup. On the cup (but not on the bottles), there was the California Proposition 65 warning that "This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm." [more inside]
posted by pasici on Sep 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Can Asus EEE laptop be fixed after getting water spilled on it?

Asus EEE 1000h laptop, daughter spilled water over it. Won't turn on anymore. Help! [more inside]
posted by micketymoc on Sep 18, 2009 - 12 answers

Offsetting sea level rise: An engineering idea of Biblical proportions

The seas are rising. Climate change has made it inevitable. I have a strange question... Assuming that world sea-level rises by 1 metre over the next hundred years - Would it be possible to cordon off a section of land, somewhere in the centre of a continent, and flood it to create an artificial ocean, thus reducing the consequences of the sea rise? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Sep 18, 2009 - 30 answers

Water Polo movie/scene about Communism?!

What movie did I watch with Water Polo as an allegory for Socialism/Communism? [more inside]
posted by mnop on Sep 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Price for new water heater?

Reasonable cost for a new hot water heater? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Sep 10, 2009 - 11 answers

How do I get bigger bubbles from my SodaStream?

Why are the bubbles in my homemade sparkling water smaller than commercial alternatives? [more inside]
posted by csimpkins on Sep 8, 2009 - 9 answers

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