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]
How can I determine how much hot water my upstairs neighbors are using? [more inside]
My new dog's gulping water so quickly that he's making himself sick. How can I get him stop? [more inside]
How is water getting into my basement? [more inside]
I want to know about low-flow water wells. [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
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]
Where in the SF Bay Area should I celebrate Oktoberfest? [more inside]
What are the best ear plugs for swimming? [more inside]
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]
What risks does drinking LA tap water pose? ? Should I be using a filter? [more inside]
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]
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]
Asus EEE 1000h laptop, daughter spilled water over it. Won't turn on anymore. Help! [more inside]
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]
What movie did I watch with Water Polo as an allegory for Socialism/Communism? [more inside]
Reasonable cost for a new hot water heater? [more inside]
Why are the bubbles in my homemade sparkling water smaller than commercial alternatives? [more inside]
Why does water fresh out of the tap look white, and then turn clear? [more inside]
What’s the probability that I have drunk the same molecule of water more than once in my life? [more inside]
I need advice for cleaning a water stain on a leather purse. [more inside]
How can I limit damage to my virtually-unfinished hardwood floors without the trouble/expense of refinishing? [more inside]
Help! We're at the cottage and we're having problems with the jet pump system. [more inside]
Tea Brewing question. Help me fill in a few missing details for how to brew the perfect cup of tea. Bonus question: should I trust the instructions printed on the box? [more inside]
DIY Seltzer: We love seltzer/sparkling water at my house. We buy lots of it from the store. This seems wasteful. I've seen other questions asking about CO2 etc, but I'm interested in knowing what your experience has been with certain vendors/equipment. [more inside]
Should a hot water pump be this noisy? [more inside]
My shower (an in-stall water heater) sometimes smells like something rubber is burning. It's a strong acrid smell that I only notice while in the shower and usually only after a sweaty workout. There is no sign of smoke like you would expect with burning rubber. Is this just some sort of weird sweat and treated water chemical reaction? Anybody heard of something like this?
What the frack is a roor? [more inside]
How have landscapes transformed by drought in Australia (esp. Brisbane or Melbourne) impacted people's perceptions of climate change? [more inside]
Help Me find out what wrong with my car, or find a mechanic i can trust in Laguna Niguel, CA. [more inside]
I recently moved to Phoenix and am lucky enough to have a swimming pool in my backyard. It's perfect for water aerobics but not so much for swimming, as one end of the pool is much shallower than the other. I'm looking for good instructional water aerobics videos. Any suggestions? I haven't found much on the web so I'm ok with buying something if it's highly recommended.
I have a bicycle with a step through frame, and am looking for solutions for carrying fluids and keeping hydrated on long (30 - 100 mile) bike rides. C'mon, bike-friendly problem-solving MeFites, help a girl out! [more inside]
What is the best hydration pack for running with? [more inside]
So I just got my water tested, and the lead level was about 43 parts per billion. Should I be concerned? [more inside]
Watching the golf today, they showed a greenskeeper taking water out of a hole. He used what looked like a giant syringe. What is this tool called, and where can I get one?
What governs the pitch of a glass as you rub your finger along the rim? [more inside]
What is the least destructive method I could use to determine what if any mold might be growing in drywall? You see, there's this roof leak... [more inside]
Help me make an awesome homemade (adult) Slip N' Slide. [more inside]
The water in my #7 plastic polycarbonate 5-gallon jug is starting to taste funny. Also a bonus BPA question. [more inside]
How much tap-temperature water (say 15 C) would you need to add to 1 litre of water to make a mass of water 80 C? [more inside]
A few days ago, I unknowingly spilled water on a pile of old photo prints that I am planning on scanning. They dried, and now, as a result, the bottom twenty are stuck together. How can I separate the prints without tearing or otherwise ruining them? If that is impossible, I still have the negatives somewhere; how can I best scan negatives into a regular flatbed scanner?
My sister and I want to take a cheap cruise over the summer. I'm 22, but she's 19. Are there cruise lines that let you drink at 19 in international waters? Also, does anyone have any recommendations for cheap-ish (doesn't have to be dirt cheap, just reasonable) and fun cruises?
Wedding venue in the greater Boston area, near some sort of H2O. [more inside]
Are there any good nutritional/metabolic water mixes out there for sedentary desk workers who are perhaps over-reliant on fast food? [more inside]
Is "old" water safe to drink? [more inside]
Is there a book or museum or resource that specifically lists the stories of people who survived in Lifeboats? [more inside]
Why did my microwave oven stop heating after I tried to use it to heat water in a clear pyrex measuring cup? And how can I get it to work again? I've had the not-heating problem before, and it has gone away. I can't remember whether I did something to make it work again. This time, I tried unplugging the oven and plugging it in again -- no dice. Everything works except for the heating up part.
Dishwasher vs. hand washing. Assuming we run the dishwasher only when it's full, which method uses less water and fuel?