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.
posted by alist
on Jul 2, 2009 -
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]
posted by misskaz
on Jun 30, 2009 -
So I just got my water tested, and the lead level was about 43 parts per billion. Should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 25, 2009 -
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?
posted by Marky
on Jun 21, 2009 -
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]
posted by cavalier
on Jun 8, 2009 -
The water in my #7 plastic polycarbonate 5-gallon jug is starting to taste funny. Also a bonus BPA question. [more inside]
posted by zeek321
on May 30, 2009 -
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?
posted by not_on_display
on May 12, 2009 -
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?
posted by slowcat
on May 10, 2009 -
Are there any good nutritional/metabolic water mixes out there for sedentary desk workers who are perhaps over-reliant on fast food? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre
on Apr 29, 2009 -
Is there a book or museum or resource that specifically lists the stories of people who survived in Lifeboats? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Apr 21, 2009 -
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.
posted by Sia Stewart
on Apr 11, 2009 -
Dishwasher vs. hand washing. Assuming we run the dishwasher only when it's full, which method uses less water and fuel?
posted by markcmyers
on Apr 10, 2009 -
It seems like my tea kettle (on a gas burner) boils more quickly when there's a large volume of water in it than if there's just a bit. Am I imagining this, or is there a reason it might happen?
posted by Mayor Curley
on Apr 3, 2009 -
My water company says that I used 81 units of water last month, which in Minneapolis costs about $500. Since moving into our house in Sept. of 2007 we have never used more then 5 units in a month. I have searched my house, and I can't find anything that would account for that much water usage and if there was an issue, it is no longer occurring because my water meter has only incremented by one unit since this reading was taken 10 days ago. [more inside]
posted by moseymose
on Mar 25, 2009 -
What product is effective in doing dishes in hard water?
posted by page123
on Mar 12, 2009 -
There is fine iron sediment in my well water. My hot tub has a water circulating system that cannot tolerate filter blockage. [more inside]
posted by Raybun
on Mar 9, 2009 -
Why when you pour hot water into a mug, water appears below your mug?
posted by slepore09
on Mar 2, 2009 -
Yashica T4/T4 Weatherproof: I've recently bought myself a Yashica T4 camera for my travels, but I'm now getting reverse cold feet, and think that maybe i should have splashed out a little more for the Weatherproof model/T5 with waist level scope. More inside! [more inside]
posted by ashaw
on Feb 22, 2009 -
When our pool equipment runs, it triggers the sound of a leaky pipe in a wall adjacent to our hot water heater. By triggering the valve on the hot water heater when the water to the house is off, I can stop the noise. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by pokeedog
on Feb 15, 2009 -
My son wants to play water polo in his freshman year of high school this August but has never played. Does he have a chance of making a team. What kind of training is done to start this sport... swimming laps? treadmill..??
posted by Chele66
on Feb 11, 2009 -
I do not like drinking (plain) water, but I know I should. Is it healthy to only drink stuff like Gatorade? If not, how can I force myself to like water? [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Feb 5, 2009 -
My wife thinks we should be boiling all drinking water here in Pittsburgh, I don't think it's necessary. What references should we look up, or experiments can we run, to determine what to do? [more inside]
posted by jasonhong
on Feb 2, 2009 -
When I get in the shower I smell that earthy smell associated with mold. Help me figure out what the source may be! [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop
on Jan 26, 2009 -
How do you clean hard water rust stains from plastic and rubber? The fridge front door where you get water and ice has nasty brown stains on the rubber levers and plastic drip tray.
posted by hardbop
on Jan 25, 2009 -
Help needed quickly!! My tankless water heater is leaking after freezing weather. For 2 days there was no hot water. Nothing coming out of the tap. Last night the water was flowing and it was hot. [more inside]
posted by shaarog
on Jan 18, 2009 -
My wife has a funny combo, if she blows her nose, then drinks cold water she gets major pain in one of her teeth (upper row, mid way back) She also gets a similar pain when descending in an airplane - doesn't happen every time but enough times to be nervous on descent. She describes the pain as though someone is ripping out her tooth. Anyone get this or know what it may be? Probably a trip to the dentist would uncover the secret, but I was looking for a mefi preview.
posted by royalchinook
on Jan 7, 2009 -
My iPhone is broken and not covered by warranty (water damage), what is my best option (b/c ATT won't let me just
buy another iPhone)? [more inside]
posted by jacobjacobs
on Jan 5, 2009 -
Am I saving myself money by turning my propane heater to "Low" when I'm not using hot water? [more inside]
posted by Andrea2880
on Dec 31, 2008 -
My 2006 Audi A4 is having ignition coil problems. And the dealer is saying because it's water damage related, it's not covered under warranty. I have NOT had the engine cleaned. I have NOT driven into a lake and I live in California where rain is minimal. Help me to not be screwed. [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on Dec 26, 2008 -
My workplace has a reverse osmosis water filter that produces a beverage tasting nothing short of pure evil. Why might this be? [more inside]
posted by springbound
on Dec 16, 2008 -
According to Wikipedia, the bond angle for water is precisely 104.45 degrees. How do they get that number? And how would one experimentally verify it? [more inside]
posted by metastability
on Dec 14, 2008 -
Plenty of hot water for a shower in the summer, not so much in the winter. Can I do anything about it? [more inside]
posted by striker
on Dec 5, 2008 -
I’m looking for examples of fire, water, and/or ice being used as religious symbols or in religious practice in some way shape or form. Help? [more inside]
posted by CitrusFreak12
on Nov 29, 2008 -
Something just caused my water pump to flood my storage room. I came into the room, and water was shooting out of a tiny metal valve coming out the main body of the pump. I found a small hose ( maybe 1/8" diameter ) dangling with one side attached to some type of device housed in the power supply. Obviously the other side of that small hose is supposed to connect to that tiny metal valve. So I reconnected the hose and now everything is fine. From what I can gather from the manual I found online, the part of the hose connected to the power supply is part of a pressure regulator. And I am assuming, although I may be wrong, that the regulator caused to small hose to detach from the valve, causing water to come out in order to relieve an extreme amount of pressure. Anyone know what happened????
posted by jasondigitized
on Nov 27, 2008 -