My hot water smells bad how can I fix it?

It a gas hot water heater, pretty new, the water started smelling like sulfur.

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Any ideas for using hardened plumber's putty? Answered

I bought a tub of this to fix my sink and only used a tad.  Despite it saying "Will not separate, harden, or crack" it does all that.  Unfortunately, they don't give warranties with this stuff, so I was left with a life time's supply of plumber's putty that is hardening as I speak.  Please, if you have ANY ideas on how to use this or soften it, do pass them along.  Thanks!  :)    =^..^=

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Any use for peacock feathers?

How can I use them other than displaying them in a vase or using the "eyes" in the plume when making earrings?

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Can I use a DC foot pedal on an AC machine? Answered

I have an ancient Pfaff (German) sewing machine. The original foot pedal died in a plume of smoke. I bought a replacement electronic pedal and didn't notice that it says 200-240v. Oops! I'm in the US, so the machine has been running on AC. Will a European foot pedal work on it? The machine (from the back) plugs into an outlet in the wall. A separate cord (on the side) goes from the machine to the foot pedal. Modern machines usually use the same machine connection for both the power and the foot control. If I try it on the AC machine, will I damage the machine? Aside from the motor, this is a strictly mechanical machine.

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My mower smoked and won't run? Answered

I was mowing with my push mower (brigs and Stratton) and suddenly it blew out a large amount of white smoke and stuttered to a stop.  Later that day I tried starting it again and it almost started up but it sputtered and filled the area with a plume of white smoke.  Now (a year later) I decided to attempt to get it running again.  I am not sure about taking out the spark plug because I think it may need a torc wrench or something.  I did however check to see if it would still spark one of my spare plugs which it does.  The fuel in it is still the same so I may try draining it and re-filling it.  It smells like gas.  I have heard of water and oil being probable causes, could this be true.  I know that it has mistakenly been filled with the mix of oil/fuel from my chainsaw's can.  I drained it, but could there still be oil in it or something.  Can I pull my spark-plug out with a mere crescent wrench and replace it?

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Building small objects out of concrete

Hi all, I was wondering if i could get any pointers on mixing concrete, I have gone through the concrete mixing instructables already and have not found anything suitable and hence I am asking her. I want to formulate an open recipe to make concrete objects like the ones in the following links, http://fancycrave.com/concrete-desk-accessories/ http://www.ledindon.com/en/objets-design/9029-stylo-plume-beton-arme.php http://www.designboom.com/design/concrete-rollerball-pen-by-22-design-studio-at-designboom-shop/ They are mostly small objects where the wall thicknesses are quite small (maybe a few mm). I think it will be interesting to see a DIY approach to making a concrete composition that is strong in small thicknesses, i think a lot of cool objects can be made from it . I have tried the normal concrete mix with cement and sand but i am not able to get it strong enough at those small thicknesses. Can anyone please some suggestions or advice on how to go about this ?  Thanks in advance, please see attached files for some images taken from around the web, i do not own any of them.

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Induction heater 2.0

Some might have already tried my first induction heater, which was more a proof of concept than a modern device. Although I like to keep things simple where possible I want to upgrade my heater to a fully electronic version running on mains power. This time the base concept is to use a cheap induction cooktop for the control and power source. After using a few already as a communication device I realised it is a costly way of producing smoke signs but I am getting on the right track with the design now. So my obvious questions are: 1. Did actually anyone ever built my current induction heater and if so, can you provide some nice pics? 2. If you were interested in a hobby induction heater, what would like to do with it?     E.g: Just for curiosity on how it works, heat treatment of punches, chisels and similar,     heat treating knifes or even swords, sheet metal work.... 3. What would like to have included?     E.g: Water cooling for continous use, air cooling (mostly for smaller and quick jobs), exchangable coils,     additional micro controller for temp, water and remote control (foot panel or similar)... 4. Do you require a fully shielded version to avoid interference? 5. If you are based in AU (preferable VIC): Would you be able to donate me faulty (partially or fully) or working induction cooktops,     for example discarded units with broken glass tops?     Would you able to donate me copper tubing OD8mm or less? Leftovers from pluming installations, old LPS systems or similar?     Prefered lenght 1m or longer as the coils need quite a few turns... :(     Each donor will of course be listed in the Instructable unless you prefer to remain unnamed. Let me know what you think because this time I am not just building for myself, this time it is for you!

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