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Pimp My Ice Water!

I have an infusion pitcher and I am not afraid to use it! But I need ideas and some basic technicals about timing and storage. Inspired by this question about popsicles, I want to make refreshing, astonishingly creative, non-sugary, home-made waters to replace my resource and money-intensive diet sodas. Iced tea is so ho hum. Help me develop a passion for water again. [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Jun 7, 2010 - 16 answers

What should I do with a contaminated bottle of a product I like?

What should I do with an unopened bottle of sports drink that has bits of rubber and other contaminants floating in it? [more inside]
posted by alms on Jun 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Best route to snorkeling for a poor swimmer

I'm not a very good swimmer. I can tread water, float on my back somewhat, and do a mediocre backstroke. But in a few months I'm going to Hawaii, and I'd like to have some fun snorkeling. What swimming skills should I focus on trying to learn? Should I start with learning finless swimming things first, such as the front crawl, or jump right into using fins and snorkel? [more inside]
posted by Hither on May 29, 2010 - 22 answers

Help me water my square foot garden!

I've built my first square foot garden, and I'm looking for tips on how I can automate (or at least make easier) the watering process. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on May 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Floating wagon?

I work in the marsh and we need to carry some pretty heavy equipment soon; we have been trying to think of some way we can carry it all. We are thinking of some sort of sled/wagon that could handle diverse ground going from firm ground to puddles/ponds to very muddy, soft ground. Does anybody have good ideas? [more inside]
posted by Rustbeard on May 28, 2010 - 6 answers

It's a good thing this never came up on a test

I think I heard a lie from a cave tour guide as a kid, and it's only recently that I realized I took it for granted as a property of optics. Can you confirm this? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on May 25, 2010 - 19 answers

Tap water question

This morning while cleaning the crock pot, I noticed that the baking soda I was using was foaming up, as if i had added an acid like vinegar. So, I poured some baking soda in a clean bowl, to see if it was the water. It foamed! Is there a reason my tap water would be so acid? The only thing I found on the internet was a vague suggestion the chlorine can cause acidity in the water. [more inside]
posted by annsunny on May 23, 2010 - 16 answers

Help my waterlogged iPod

Yet another iPhone/iPod Touch in water question. But wait, this one is different! [more inside]
posted by rossination on May 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Translation help: Japanese water bottle cleaning solution instructions

Are there any speakers (well, readers, technically) of Japanese who would be so kind as to translate the instructions on my water-bottle cleaning solution? I know it's basically "add water" but I'm look for specifics. Links to photos inside. [more inside]
posted by DenOfSizer on May 12, 2010 - 3 answers

Is it safe to drink out of a 15 year old water filter?

Is it safe to drink water filtered by a 15 year old Pur hand-pump camping filter that I haven't used in a decade? I rarely used it even back when I originally got it. I'm going camping tomorrow and just wondering if there's any reason to believe that chemicals in an old water filter may somehow become unsafe or ineffective over time.
posted by dziga on May 8, 2010 - 12 answers

How do I build a recycling shower?

Calling water purification gurus! Help me with an off-the-grid water recyclin' shower! [more inside]
posted by cr_joe on May 7, 2010 - 6 answers

Cambridge, MA Water Supply

Why does Cambridge, MA have a separate water system from the rest of the metro Boston area? [more inside]
posted by 6550 on May 3, 2010 - 3 answers

She's got a carburetor tied to the moon

How do municipal water treatment facilities ensure that water is safe? [more inside]
posted by at the crossroads on May 2, 2010 - 13 answers

Best way to haul water to a nearby vegetable garden

I have a community garden plot and it's around the corner from my house! Yay! Apart from a shared rain barrel, there's no water available AT the garden site! Booo! What's the best/easiest/cheapest way for me to get water from my apartment to my plants? [more inside]
posted by Knicke on Apr 29, 2010 - 22 answers

To Pee or Not to Pee

How can I stay hydrated while travelling (with limited bathroom access)? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Apr 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Water. Plain. Cold.

Help me start drinking water at work! [more inside]
posted by cereselle on Apr 19, 2010 - 22 answers

Where can I buy more of these water bottles?

Where can I buy more of these water bottles? [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on Apr 14, 2010 - 2 answers

What water feature?

Help me make a "water feature" - for visual/aural esthetics, as well as attractive to birds and other wild life. [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Apr 12, 2010 - 5 answers

When should I drink water in relation to when I work out or compete?

When should I drink water in relation to when I work out or compete? In terms of water drinking in general this snopes article makes a lot of sense to me. I hear so many, different, and contradictory things about how much water to drink and when. [more inside]
posted by palegirl on Apr 9, 2010 - 17 answers

How to find a leak in my car?

Water is leaking into the car. Mechanic says ask the glass people, the glass people can't find the leak. [more inside]
posted by contrarian on Apr 8, 2010 - 15 answers

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

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