I travel a lot for work and have been a little confused about how after the government banned all bottled liquids that the in-airport stores weren't encouragd to lower their prices to be more in accordance with market prices in the outside world. Has there been any effort to this end? [more inside]
posted by quadrinary
on Sep 11, 2008 -
I'm looking for an electric kettle with a water reservoir. Has anyone recommendations they'd like to share? [more inside]
posted by Tapioca
on Sep 11, 2008 -
What can I do about the low water pressure in my apartment? What should I ask/tell my landlord, and what can I expect to happen? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on Sep 11, 2008 -
I recently saw an ad for a water filter pitcher that has a little hose stored in the handle that attaches to the water tap. Can anyone tell me who makes this product? The only source of water in my office is a small sink in the washroom, and it is not deep enough to fit a water pitcher into. I'm thinking this hose-attached pitcher could be the answer to our hydration needs. Other ideas on how to supply clean drinking water to my staff are welcome.
posted by mutrux
on Sep 9, 2008 -
Please recommend a full-body swimsuit for a not-so-clean pond. It's the closest body of water to my house by far, and I really want to swim there, but the cleanliness of the water has got me worried.
posted by portabella
on Aug 27, 2008 -
Are there any good swimming holes in the San Francisco Bay Area or nearby? (Let's say, within a three hour drive.) I'd love to find some fresh water to swim in -- lakes, rivers, streams, something like that. Thanks for any suggestions! (And feel free to Mefi-mail me if you don't want to tell everyone your secret spot.)
posted by salvia
on Aug 26, 2008 -
I've been staying for about a week at a friend of a friend's apartment while he's on vacation and pretty much out of contact. Every time I turn on the bath there's a yellow discoloration of the water for the first half-second or so, and then it becomes completely clear. I haven't noticed any like discoloration when I turn on any of the faucets or the shower, but I'm nevertheless getting worried about drinking the water here. Any ideas what this could be? Thanks in advance.
posted by electric water kettle
on Aug 21, 2008 -
Should I water my house foundation to keep it from cracking, and if so, what is the science behind how that helps? [more inside]
posted by worstkidever
on Aug 20, 2008 -
If everyone in the world got in the ocean at the same time, how much would sea levels rise? [more inside]
posted by doift
on Aug 18, 2008 -
Who runs physical plant security at utility companies?? Think: cell towers, eletrical utilities, water utlities, etc... any company that has remote locations... [more inside]
posted by dyerfr
on Aug 18, 2008 -
How much higher would a water utility bill be with a toilet that runs 24 hours a day? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen
on Aug 9, 2008 -
Is this fancy lab water filtration system also suitable for home filtration? [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Jul 31, 2008 -
What can I use to seal a crack in a ceramic crock that holds drinking water? [more inside]
posted by Rykey
on Jul 23, 2008 -
Questions about Aqua Mira chlorine water treatment drops, the kind that comes in two different droppers: I notice it is now marketed to say: "Kills Odor Causing Bacteria and Enhances the Taste..." etc. Not to kill giardia and make water actually safe to drink. Which is what backpackers actually use it for. Anyone know the inside legal story on this?
Second question: Why do I always run out of "Part A" way before I run out of "Part B"? Does anyone out there work for Aqua Mira and know why they give you different amounts? It's annoying because now I have all these Part B (the Activator) droppers lying around. [more inside]
posted by wavejumper
on Jul 19, 2008 -
What is the best way to dehydrate - loose excess water in a couple of hours? Had too many beers last night. Getting married today. Face is puffy. Help!!!
posted by barrakuda
on Jul 19, 2008 -
I know YANMD, but wondering if others may be able to shed some light on the way my body stores/uses/retains water during the summer.
posted by anonymous
on Jul 16, 2008 -
A book that is very personal and valuable to me got damaged due to a leak in a car which allowed rainwater in. The book cover acted like a sponge dragging up the water as well as dirt from the upholstery. I've talked to two book repair places, but I have my reservations. Any suggestions? Even more desired: anyone have EXPERIENCE with book repair shops? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Jul 15, 2008 -
Where in L.A. can I get my body fat measured by water immersion?
posted by mykescipark
on Jul 11, 2008 -
How can I get out on the water in Portland, Oregon? When I visited Boston a friend took me out sailing on the Charles river. They had some sort of community program where you could take lessons and then take out boats you were certified for. It was a lot of fun, so I'm wondering if there's anything similar, not too expensive, in Portland. Rowing might be interesting too, or just some way to boat around without actually owning a boat. I have lots of experience listening to Sloop John B, if that helps?
posted by Post-it Goat
on Jul 7, 2008 -
I am going on holiday for 14 days, leaving behind several plants on the window seals in a small flat. There is no neighbor / friend to look after them in our absence. How can I make sure that the plants will not die? I have 2 tomato plants in pots, climbing tomatoes in a hanging basket and few pots with chillies. [more inside]
posted by slimeline
on Jun 25, 2008 -
I'm considering moving to a nice house twenty miles away from the big city I'm currently in, but the new home uses a water well--I don't know exactly what type at the moment, but let us assume I won't need a bucket--and propane for heating. What should I expect from these in regards to water quality, water pressure, cost of propane versus gas provided by public utilities, and anything else those experienced with these systems can think of.
posted by mithiirym
on Jun 24, 2008 -
Solar hot water and central heating for dummies? I'm in the UK, our (gas, combi) boiler has been rubbish since we moved in, and given that we're now looking at a new boiler we're thinking of complementing it with some sort of solar panel based solution. What should we look out for? What do we need? Can we reuse our existing radiators? What questions should we ask installation companies? [more inside]
posted by handee
on Jun 23, 2008 -
It seems obvious, but what is the best liquid to drink to prevent dehydration in a desert environment? [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Jun 19, 2008 -
I know nothing about boats, but I'll be buying one soon and have narrowed it down to two styles. Help me make a choice. [more inside]
posted by justgary
on Jun 11, 2008 -
Does anyone know of a super lightweight (i.e. backpackable) solar still that could be used to purify sea water on a long trip? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Send
on May 26, 2008 -
What is the very best water park for 30ish folks to enjoy in the NY/NJ area?
posted by smartypanties
on May 26, 2008 -
I recently planted a vegetable patch. There is no outdoor water, so water must come from the apartment. My window is around thirty feet from the ground. Would it be bad for the plants if I misted them with water out the window? [more inside]
posted by arnicae
on May 21, 2008 -
I want a pet rock for my cubicle. Obtaining the rock isn't a problem, however I also want a mini water dish for it. Don't ask. Anyone know where I could obtain a 1" or so pet water dish?
posted by hungrysquirrels
on May 16, 2008 -
Water filterFilter: I'm looking at purchasing a Berkey Light Water filter. This would be intended for both daily use and also to have on hand in case a hurricane or some other disaster knocks out the municipal water supply and we need to scoop drinking water out of a stream. Does anyone have experience with the Berkey filters? How is the taste compared to mainstream filters like Pur or Brita? Do they look odd in your kitchen or are they an attractive fixture? Any other thoughts or brand suggestions, random or otherwise, on this are welcome.
posted by Burhanistan
on Apr 23, 2008 -
Are there water filtration systems with no plastic anywhere in the water's path?
posted by Skorgu
on Apr 20, 2008 -
Why does the water from our kitchen sink come out white? It appears to be thousands of tiny air bubbles and they eventually clear up a few minutes after I pour a glass of water. But what causes this? I'm assuming its safe to drink because its just air (and this is what I tell all our weirded out guests) but really...why?
posted by minicloud
on Apr 9, 2008 -
Is it possible to dye white shirts and dark blue shirts (both 100% cotton with a shelf bra that is 95% cotton/5% spandex) black without shrinking them? [more inside]
posted by flyingcowofdoom
on Apr 8, 2008 -
Help me identify and fix a possible water intrusion / water damage near my sliding glass door. [more inside]
posted by escher
on Apr 7, 2008 -
I have about a week or so to find some of this carpet.
Yep, it is that stuff that's everywhere. You probably even have 3 rolls of it under your house as we speak. It's almost safe to say, at some point, you really did have like 3 rolls of it - what did you do with them?!! Where should I inquire about getting a scrap of it?? (30cm/12inch -sq.) Demolition.. people? The dump? Is there like an Elephants Graveyard but for carpet??
Also.. I need a hand with repairing melamine/laminex?? ( Bathroom vanity
and a cupboard
). And (omg!) this blind
( /s)... [more inside]
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har
on Apr 2, 2008 -
Words for things you eat: edibles, comestibles, food.
Words for things you drink: potables, drinks.
Is there a generic term for things that you eat or
drink? [more inside]
posted by painquale
on Mar 17, 2008 -
where can i find la croix sparkling water for cheaper than i am now? i live in houston, texas. at my local grocer, it's around 4 bucks for a 12 pack. i've tried google, but after shipping it doesn't get any cheaper than what i have. [more inside]
posted by ncc1701d
on Mar 12, 2008 -