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How to build a strong wall surface against double sided tape?

When one remove acrylic (hi bond) double sided tape from wall, it often damages wall. Surface material is pealed off, usually drywall, and sometimes paint. By drywall I mean powdery, wet, and white ...
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Could I remove the back-light from an LCD screen and let sunlight illuminate it from behind?

I like to use my laptop outdoors, but it's often so bright outside that I can barely see my screen - even with the brightness turned all the way up. I've often wondered: What if opened a LCD screen ...
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What can I use to attach bulky things to my keyring?

I want to attach a flat little multitool, a little earplug canister, and a little LED light to my keyring, but their bulk means the keyring won't lie relatively flattish. So I put these bulkier items ...
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Are there small split keyrings that have three loops instead of the usual two? [closed]

Are there small split keyrings that have three loops instead of the usual two? (That is, the wire goes around three times.) When I put something (like my little led light) on a small keyring (to ...
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How can octogenarians pull out a refrigerator surrounded by walls? [duplicate]

My grandparents haven't cleaned the condenser coils at the back of their fridge for 6 years, and worry that it's grubby. Their fridge whirs louder and louder, and they feel heat when they place their ...
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Damaged Gears from a Paper Shredder

I have a paper shredder with some damaged gears, which are from the CD shredding slot. There are some info over the web about how to repair plastic gears with resin. However, I'm not comfortable ...
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How do I fix a broken stylus pen? “Jamjake superfine bib active capacitive”

My baby brother chewed on the tip of my stylus pen, resulting in my iPad not responding to the touch of the pen anymore. It has chew marks on the sides, so I’m not sure how to fix that. I’m hoping it’...
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E-clip (temporary) alternative?

Does anyone know a trick to replace an e-clip while waiting for the shipment of a replacement? An e-clip is a kind of circlip An E-Clip is a kind of shaft mounted retaining ring, which provides a ...
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How to fix a bent earphone jack

How can I fix this kind of bent earphone jack? It still works if I constantly push it in, but it won't work if I don't push it, because it doesn't really fit inside anymore...
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How to prevent air conditioner pipe from molding?

My bedroom has a split-type air conditioner. Between conditioner and compressor there is a pipe for refrigerant. Moisture condenses on the pipe for a long time, and it has thick mold. I plan to clean ...
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Opening a contact lens bottle

I was unaware of the usual way to open a "contact lens bottle" (although in my case it isn't a contact lens bottle, rather an ear drops bottle), and I guess I messed up in the first step ...
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Simple cheap solution to plug in one pair of heaphones into two audio sources(two laptops)

I have a nice comfy pair of over the ear headphones which i would like to plug in to two audio sources(two laptops or one laptop and one phone). Are there any cheap solutions for this, like a reverse ...
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Cleaning the screens of phones

I don't have a liquid solution specially made to clean the screens of phones. So what's the substitute for that? I can't use only a cloth since my screen has got stains. So can I use sanitizer/ lens ...
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Cut a magnet into smaller pieces

I salvaged this 10 lb magnet from a 1000 watt speaker. I trying to make smaller magnets from it. Wikihow says to either chip it with a hammer or saw it with a hacksaw. I am looking for ideas on ...
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How to make my bathtub slippery

We've rented an apartment and the bathtub surface is not slippery enough. I know that being slippery is a downside for bathtubs, but it causes so many problems. The main problem is that the water ...
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How can I remove unwanted human hair from clothing after washing?

I was wondering how to remove human hair that builds up and sticks to my clothing? I've noticed this right after my clothes have been put away. Is there any way to remove or to prevent human hair from ...
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How much soap/detergent is optimal to wash your clothes?

What is the best way to determine how much detergent to use to clean my clothes in any average washing machine. Some of the suggested guidelines I've come across are: The published (detergent ...
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How to clean Stainless Steel nail clippers without rusting them?

I followed these instructions, but my BOYOU Stainless Steel nail clippers still rust. What am I flubbing? Dip Your Brush In 99% Rubbing Alcohol Scrub Clippers Dry Completely.
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How to clean pipe cleaner so that it does not rust?

I am using pipe cleaners as an adjuster for my masks. How can I clean the pipe cleaner so that it does not rust? I have read that when washed they rust. And in summary this is bad for health. Any help ...
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What can I do to automate shaking of a sauce bottle?

I have little sauce bottles of about 40 milliliters (photo below). At any given instance I have about 40 such bottles which need to be shaken in an up-and-down motion so the ingredients in the bottle ...
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How can I conceal windows without any adhesive or replacing the vertical blinds?

Please see the pictures below. To reduce the light levels to aid in sleeping, how can I block sunlight and the midnight sun for the duration of the midnight sun e.g. 6 months? How can I blacken a bed-...
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Dry acrylic paints

(click to enlarge) The acrylic paints dry out soon once they are opened. Adding water doesn't help because they become rather hydrophobic, rubbery in texture. Hence a lot of paint is wasted and one ...
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How to organize paper appliance and tool manuals?

I have a lot of devices. Appliances, tools, watches, cameras, instruments, vehicles. You name it, I got it. Most of them come with paper manuals, of all different shapes and sizes. The worst are the ...
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Fold hack for tons of washed clothes

We recently moved with a relative family and there are a lot of clothes that get washed. My wife is type 1 and with all kids and baby she is drained of energy. I wanted to find out if there is a quick ...
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How can I store big Chemical Splash and Impact Goggles?

My grandparents bought 3M's Splash Goggles to try to prevent SARS-CoV-2 entering their eyes, for they can't find any store that sells full face respirators to individuals , not even Amazon! They're ...
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Fastest way to open a shaken bottle of soda without spillage

We've all been there, we've all done it - Taken out the delicious soda bottle from the fridge, thrown it on the couch, sat next to it only then to realize, that the throw has shaken it and we now have ...
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Can't see my laptop keyboard at night

After my friends go to sleep they turn off the light at night. So I can't see my keyboard of my old laptop that has no LED under those key. It slows down my coding practices and other works ...
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How to prevent stray dogs from climbing on top of my car?

Background: I park my car on the side of the road right opposite my house (so do all my neighbors). Problem: A stray dog climbs on my car (I can see from the pugmarks made in dust that was already on ...
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How to unscrew this screw

I want to take out my dish washer, but there is a screw that I don't know how to unscrew. I can't get the screwdriver straight on the screw head, only at an angle. Please see the pictures. Thanks.
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I like my computer keyboard but the letters have nearly worn off

My computer keyboard look scruffy and old but works perfectly and is more comfortable to use than others I have owned. It's wireless and part of a set (keyboard, mouse and USB dongle) I don't want to ...
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How to cool the top floor of a 3 storey house?

I live in a house with 3 storeys. There are two bedrooms (including my bedroom) on the top storey i.e. 2nd floor, and 2 on the bottom storey i.e. ground floor. The living room and kitchens are on the ...
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removing/disabling LED lights in kids shoes

Some kids sneakers have built-in LED lights which light up when you walk on them. For various reasons, a person would like to permanently disable the lights. Is there a safe way to do so? Asking ...
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Adjustable height of light fixture

I would like to be able to adjust the height of this grow bulb as my plant gets larger. Can someone give me some ideas? Thanks.
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Toilet paper is stuck in the dispenser, any way to reach it?

Few months ago, a toilet paper dispenser was installed at my work place. It looks nice, and usually functioning well, here is how it looks like normally: As you can see, there is a big toilet paper ...
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Tried to remove old tape residue on painted wall with cooking oil

Currently cleaning my dorm room and had some tape residue on my painted wall. Tried scrubbing it with warm water and soap, but nothing worked. I read that using a little cooking oil could do the trick....
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How to protect trouser/clothes from semen?

I almost have a wet dream every night and when i wake up in morning i see my trousers wet because of spots/stains of semen How can i protect my clothes from catching semen? Because it is very ...
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How can I prevent rubber from “melting”?

I was cleaning up my room when i found a box with old stuff, around 3 year old. I found my old earphones inside; the wires have become really sticky with parts of it "melted". I did some research and ...
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How do I get rid of the cold cigarette smell in a room?

I recently moved into a new apartment, during the visits everything was airy so I couldn't detect this problem, but after moving in, I quickly realized that the old tenants were smoking inside, ...
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How to easily and cheaply erase a key fob?

I have an old key fob that I want to erase and reprogram to open a lock on our shed. We've had a problem with the neighbor's kids rooting around so we got a lock for the door. The lock came with one ...
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Alternative way to have clear non wrinkle protection layer covering for these electronic devices?

So I’ve tried kitchen cling film and it’s neither easy to apply and keep clear and non wrinkly, nor feels thick/ strong protection enough to prevent scratches & impact damage. It’s also a mess ...
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A better heat & fire resistant suspension hack than the looped elastic fabric I have used here?

A better heat & fire resistant suspension hack than the looped elastic fabric I have used here? Note: Currently in Lockdown in a condo in Asia where corona has surpassed Wuhan Stepping out is ...
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How to make people stop hanging their clothes on stairs

Recently I slipped when a jacket was hung over the start of the railing of stair and it gave me a bad back pain but home people are not listening or not to hang it there as it is the first thing they ...
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My hair is stuck in a fine toothed comb - what to do now?

My little sister was brushing my hair with one of her baby combs and now it's stuck. I've been told to soak it in water, but it won't work.
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How to remove the the lip on pull top cans

I save food cans to be used to store things like screws, nails and other small parts on racks that I have built in my garage. When using cans that have a conventional top that is opened with a can ...
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How can I unclog a sock in my vacuum cleaner hose, when I can't pull it out with a wire clothes hanger?

My grandpa accidentally vacuumed a sock with his Bissell 41221 pictured below. He peered at the pipe, and see the sock clogged at the green arrow. He detached the Dry Floor Nozzle, but he doesn't ...
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How to protect a washing machine from weather?

My washing machine is a bit older, it has a steel or iron body (I can't differentiate between iron and steel but I am 100 % sure that it is not plastic). Actually the tyres of my washing machine were ...
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Insulate pot lid

Is there something I can add to the knob on my pot lid to insulate it from the heat so I can pick it up ? I currently have to use a pot holder to check on my chile, etc.
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How to keep the water bottles erect in the refrigerator door?

When opening or closing my refrigerator's door, the water bottle(s) stored there often fall sideways: This is irritating, and as you can see, I did try to place a heavier bottle besides it, which ...
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How can I adjust the mask to my nose if the mask doesn't have the silver adjuster?

I have masks very similar to this one It doesn't have the adjuster, like the one in the white mask or the one in the last picture. As a replacement for the silver adjuster, I've thought in using ...
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How to correctly replace a key in my laptop keyboard?

Recently, a sibling accidentally took off the "W" key from my laptop. I followed YouTube tutorials on taking out the 2 plastic pieces that surround the rubbery circle below the key and I removed ...

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