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How to lift a bike's wheels off the floor without a workstand

I want to do some maintenance on the rear derailleur of my bike and I want to have the rear wheel lifted off the ground to be able to rotate the pedals to switch gears while doing adjustments. I'm ...

asked by Slowspark 5 votes
answered by Glorfindel 6 votes

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How to get cat urine smell out of wooden floors?

Sometime ago I bought an old house that had soft wood floors. Half the house had carpet. The person that had lived there before had cats, and the carpeted area of the house had a strong cat urine ...

cleaning smell  
asked by Jon 19 votes
answered by Timothy Winters 17 votes

How to quickly cool off a room without a fan?

So, it may be the middle of winter in Canada, but my room is always stifling hot due to a few of things. For one, I have two computers (one of which is usually running) and those produce a lot of ...

home substitute-tool temperature bedroom  
asked by JohnBobSmith 25 votes
answered by Joachin Joseph 17 votes

How to keep bread fresher for longer

How do you keep bread fresh (lasting to/beyond the actual expiration date quoted on the packaging) as the bread I purchase always goes stale/moldy within a couple of days of opening. I've heard that ...

food storage packaging  
asked by Darren 29 votes
answered by MrPhooky 22 votes

How can I destroy sensitive documents without a paper shredder?

I have some documents that have sensitive information on them, which for obvious reasons I do not want others to get their hands on. How can I destroy these documents so that others cannot read them? ...

substitute-tool privacy  
asked by Dragonrage 52 votes
answered by Dragonrage 58 votes

How should I store super glue to prevent it from drying out?

It seems like every time I open a tube of super/Krazy/cyanoacrylate glue, I get one use out of it, and the next time I go to use it months later, the nozzle is clogged with dry glue (or worse, the ...

asked by jamesdlin 32 votes
answered by Takkat 26 votes

How to quickly remove a splinter

Whenever I get a splinter, I have trouble getting it out. I pinch and pull at it. I bite it. I usually can't get it out for a while. When I can't get it out, it hurts to put pressure on the spot ...

personal-care comfort efficiency  
asked by michaelpri 13 votes
answered by Takkat 11 votes

How to undo a stubborn knot without using fingers

I don't really have nails because I bite my fingers so it's quite difficult for me to undo some knots. What is an easy way to untie knots when fingers just can't do the job? Referring to knots ...

asked by MrPhooky 11 votes
answered by michaelpri 14 votes
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