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Why is white, opaque water coming from the sink?

Why does water fresh out of the tap look white, and then turn clear? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Sep 3, 2009 - 10 answers

Have I drunk the same water twice?

What’s the probability that I have drunk the same molecule of water more than once in my life? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Aug 28, 2009 - 17 answers

Leather purse cleaning

I need advice for cleaning a water stain on a leather purse. [more inside]
posted by demiurge on Aug 25, 2009 - 3 answers

A Not Quite Fix for My Poor Hardwood Floors

How can I limit damage to my virtually-unfinished hardwood floors without the trouble/expense of refinishing? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Aug 25, 2009 - 14 answers

Jet pump troubleshooting at the cottage

Help! We're at the cottage and we're having problems with the jet pump system. [more inside]
posted by saraswati on Aug 22, 2009 - 1 answer

The tea to water volume ratio divided by temperature minus steeping time

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]
posted by brenton on Aug 15, 2009 - 35 answers

Bringin' home the seltzer

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]
posted by sio42 on Aug 7, 2009 - 15 answers

Should a hot water pump be this noisy?

Should a hot water pump be this noisy? [more inside]
posted by damn dirty ape on Jul 28, 2009 - 6 answers

What is that strange acrid smell whle showering

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?
posted by srboisvert on Jul 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Ummm...you put your weed in there.

What the frack is a roor? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jul 22, 2009 - 19 answers

How has droughts in Australia (Brisbane, Melbourne) impacted perceptions of climate change?

How have landscapes transformed by drought in Australia (esp. Brisbane or Melbourne) impacted people's perceptions of climate change? [more inside]
posted by GIMG on Jul 7, 2009 - 11 answers

Car won't start

Help Me find out what wrong with my car, or find a mechanic i can trust in Laguna Niguel, CA. [more inside]
posted by unsurmountable on Jul 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Water Aerobics Instructional Videos?

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 - 7 answers

Help carrying water on a step through bicycle frame

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 - 20 answers

Best hydration pack for running?

What is the best hydration pack for running with? [more inside]
posted by rybreadmed on Jun 29, 2009 - 11 answers

lead in the water

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 - 9 answers

Giant golf syringe?

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 - 9 answers

This has been driving me mad...

What governs the pitch of a glass as you rub your finger along the rim? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Jun 17, 2009 - 10 answers

How can I find out if there is mold behind my drywall?

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 - 5 answers

Grass burns here we come!

Help me make an awesome homemade (adult) Slip N' Slide. [more inside]
posted by Ugh on May 30, 2009 - 18 answers

My water jug has a funny taste.

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 - 13 answers

An average question, just don't be mean.

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]
posted by doozer_ex_machina on May 15, 2009 - 4 answers

Tips and Hints for the Occasionally Klutzy Erstwhile Photographer

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 - 16 answers

Drinking in International Waters/ Cruise Recommendations?

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 - 14 answers

Help me find my wedding site!

Wedding venue in the greater Boston area, near some sort of H2O. [more inside]
posted by semacd on May 3, 2009 - 14 answers

Nutritious Water Additives?

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 - 9 answers

water water everywhere!

Is "old" water safe to drink? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Apr 22, 2009 - 30 answers

When it comes to those lost at sea I'm...well I'm lost at sea myself

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 - 4 answers

How to get my microwave oven to heat again

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 - 5 answers

Disherwasher vs. hand washing

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 - 11 answers

Can I overclock my tea kettle?

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 - 15 answers

Are water meters infallible?

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 - 19 answers

Drinking water questions

What is the best way to obtain non-tap drinking water at home? [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Mar 22, 2009 - 14 answers

Treating Hard Water

What product is effective in doing dishes in hard water?
posted by page123 on Mar 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Can you help me find the perfect water bottle for every-day use?

Can you help me find the perfect water bottle for every-day use? [more inside]
posted by xotis on Mar 11, 2009 - 33 answers

That reminds me, I was going to put the teakettle on.

Why is hot water more effective at cleaning than cold water? [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Mar 11, 2009 - 8 answers

Hot Tub Water Filter

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 - 7 answers

Hot water = condensation?

Why when you pour hot water into a mug, water appears below your mug?
posted by slepore09 on Mar 2, 2009 - 12 answers

I need a water pipe!

Where is the best place online to buy glass water pipes? [more inside]
posted by nadawi on Feb 25, 2009 - 5 answers

Yashica woes...

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 - 4 answers

How bubble is formed?

By what process do air bubbles form in water? [more inside]
posted by metastability on Feb 21, 2009 - 13 answers

What sex is my kitchen tap?

What sex is my kitchen tap? [more inside]
posted by domeheid on Feb 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Next Time, My Car Will Have a Real Roof

Um, my Jeep is full of water. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Feb 18, 2009 - 17 answers

How can A and B be connected if there's nothing to connect them?

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 - 5 answers

the green fairy's cousin

why does pernod turn milky when water is added? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Feb 14, 2009 - 7 answers

Water Polo Question

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 - 11 answers

Need more H2O

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 - 61 answers

To boil or not to boil

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 - 23 answers

Remind me to get a dog and teach it to sniff out mold.

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 - 12 answers

Hard water stains

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 - 10 answers

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