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Questions tagged [temperature]

Hacks related to warming up or cooling down people, places, or things.

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Detect whether inside of house froze

I spent a week in warmer climes recently. While I was gone I left the heat completely off. I turned off the water and drained the pipes to prevent damage. I put all the houseplants in a small room ...
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How to open car door when frozen with ice?

I went to another country by train and I left my car in a parking space at the train station. Yesterday I came back at night and my car was frozen. My car has a manual key system where you have to ...
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Winter wear for -20 degree Celsius and below

I'm planning for a trip to Iceland and need to stay outdoor for northern light. Can I know is a Windbreaker + a light down jacket work for this temperature? I'm wearing longjohn and sweater inside ...
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How to cool an object coated in a thermosetting substance, without damaging/leaving an impression in the coating?

I've been looking for a way to cool things that are fully coated in a hot substance without damaging the coating. While reading a question about cooling chocolate covered items and how they ended up ...
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How can I easily get warm water in a kiddie pool?

I’ve got the kiddie pool out for my toddler this summer. The water from the garden hose is freezing cold though. I’m looking for a way to easily warm up the water a bit. The warmth doesn’t need to be ...
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Remove ice from freezer surface

I just discovered that my ice cube tray has been leaking. There is significant layer (1/2" thick) of ice underneath it. It's about the same dimensions as the tray (5" x 12"). Is there an easy / quick ...
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Keeping Canned Drinks Cold without Using Ice or Electricity

What's a good way to keep your canned beverage cold - without the use of ice or anything that requires some sort of power source (such as a refrigerator)? We've all been there - in a long road trip, ...
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How can I toast chocolate chip bread?

I bought a beautiful loaf of chocolate chip brioche and I want to toast it: But when I toast it, the chocolate chips melt into my toaster. How can I fix this?
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Oil tank level WITHOUT access to the top of the tank (cannot use a gauge, dip stick, etc) [duplicate]

I recently purchased a split level house with a heating oil tank that is underneath the lower half of the stairs in a cabinet. Because it is in a cabinet, there is no way to access to top of the tank. ...
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How to clean “reddish/ brownish” grime/ deposit marks from the Silicone Rubber lid gasket of a hot water Thermos Flask

How can I clean the grime from this rubberized sealing gasket on my Zojirushi Thermos Flask? This is mostly for hot water sipping, a yogic/Asian practice. The location of its basically where the lid ...
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How to sleep in a hot room?

It's 40 degrees celsius / 104 degrees fahrenheit outside and in my room it's 30 degrees celsius / 86 degrees fahrenheit (I don't have air conditioning). How am I suppose to sleep in such a hot room? P....
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Reheating popcorn

I'm talking about real popcorn made in pot, not microwave popcorn in a bag. I like warm popcorn, but sometimes I have too much and I don't want to throw it away so I keep it, but I want to reheat it. ...
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How could I warm up my feet while sitting at my desk?

Sometimes when the weather is cold, my feet feel cold and uncomfortable while I am sitting at my desk. How could I warm up my feet while sitting at my desk?
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Preventing ice build up

I have the problem of frost protecting our berry crop with irrigation sprinklers and the process works well if I could only figure out a way to keep the sprinklers from icing up while they are working....
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How to keep yourself warm

I commute early morning in bus and train which means waiting and I live in Europe so it mean minus degrees. I m wearing jeans and formal shirt with jumper/sweater on top and runners as footwear. Even ...
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How do you make your beverage ice cold much quicker? [duplicate]

When I put my beverage in the freezer, I have to wait at least an hour or more for it to get ice cold. Is there a hack to make your beverages ice cold within a much shorter time?
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How to not feel so sticky after swimming?

So I'm taking swimming lessons, and the place where I swim in hot as hell inside unless you go swimming. However, when I'm done swimming and showering, my shirt's top feels damp, and I feel so sticky. ...
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How to make milk (cardboard container) ice cold fast?

For me, it's impossible to drink milk without it being cold. And sometimes, I'm about to enjoy a bowl of cereal and milk, but I find out there's no milk in the fridge, which means I have to get one ...
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Using a floor fan and AC units in circus to cool a room

I have an air conditioning unit hooked into a door on full blast, but it is still hot in the room I am in. I also have a floor fan (~3 ft diameter). I am wondering if it is better to have the fan on (...
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How to fight the heat during summertime? [duplicate]

So it's summertime now, and it's gettin' real hot where I live ! What do you do to cool down the room, or just stop being hot, without having to spend hundred of dollars on air conditioning ? I ...
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Household reference for measuring accuracy of an oral thermometer?

I purchased a $10 Relion 2-second digital oral clinical thermometer and it appears to be completely unreliable. It is off 0.5 - 1.0° F on successive measurements (even with proper delay) and ...
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Keeping small containers cool on long trip

Writing this out makes me realize how strange it is, but here it goes anyways. I'm going to be visiting another city where they have a store that sells vitamins and supplements that are inexpensive. I ...
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Bringing the cold water to room temperature

In my office the water dispenser either gives very hot water or very cold water. So I am forced to mix both to bring the water to normal temperature, or I have to wait for some time to bring it to ...
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How can I improve air conditioning effectiveness in my old car?

Assuming that the system is working properly, has enough refrigerant, fins are not bent, cabin air filter clean (or not on this model), how can I get better results in a very sunny and hot climate? ...
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How can I keep an office chair cool enough to avoid causing perspiration?

I'm in an office environment. Like many office workers, I have a chair! When I'm sitting in said chair, my body heat seems to get absorbed by the glorious, cushiony, cloth-covered padding I'm sitting ...
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What can I use to keep a smartphone cool while recording 4k video?

My smartphone (Sony Xperia Z5) gets very hot while recording 4k video (around the CPU area). Is there anything I can use to keep it cool? I don't want to put anything on directly on the phone, but ...
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How to cool water inside an evaporative cooler [closed]

The temperature in our area is 34 C at noon time. I have an evaporative cooler. But I am not satisfied with it. But when I pour some water from my refrigerator, it will give nice cool air. But it is ...
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How can I keep the top floor of my house cool?

I live in a two story, sun facing house. During summer, and even winter, it gets very warm. The bottom floor is an open area lounge/living room/kitchen. There are plenty of windows and a balcony ...
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How do I make my room or even an apartment warmer/cozier?

I'm currently living in an apartment paid by the company I work for, It's a 3 bedroom apartment, and each room has a bed for whoever is staying/living at the moment, the apartment tends to get really ...
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How to warm up milk for the baby during a trip?

Especially during winters, it is necessary to warm up the baby's food to room temperature, relatively quickly. We usually end up hunting a restaurant or a cafe with a microwave/hot water (and ...
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Preventing glasses from fogging up when wearing scarf

Wearing a scarf, ski mask, or neck warmer over your nose in winter helps to keep you warm! The problem is that if you wear eyeglasses, the moment you exhale, all of that moisture seems to all end up ...
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How can I keep my face cool while on the move?

On those hot summer days it can be really hard to keep your face cool while on the go. You can buy portable hand fans, but carrying it around is a real hassle. What can I do to keep my face cool while ...
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What is a cost effective way to eliminate heat loss through windows?

As winter approaches in the Northern hemisphere, one can feel the cold air near interior windows. How can I reduce the amount of heat lost through windows? Essential criteria: cost must be less ...
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Is it possible to use aluminium foil as heatsink? [closed]

We all know that aluminium foil is far cheaper than heatsink. In some cases aluminium foil works like a heatsink. So I want to use aluminium foil instead of heatsinks
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Body temperature, without a thermometer?

Even though I think everyone should have one, but some don't. So my question is, how can someone check their body temperature for a fever without using an oral thermometer? Is there a life hack for ...
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How to test if humidity meter works

I bought a digital humidity meter and it reads between 55%-65% everywhere in my house. It's surprising that it's this high. Is there anyway I can verify it is working accurately? Even if I bought a ...
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How to quickly thaw accidentally frozen milk?

Some spots in my refrigerator are colder than others, and sometimes I accidentally put milk in a spot that is cold enough to freeze it. Now I have a gallon or half-gallon of frozen milk, and want to ...
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Practical method to form/shape nalgene bottle

About a year ago, I lost my Eddie Bauer water bottle, similar to this one: I've been trying to find a replacement, but it seems they've discontinued the model. With that in mind, I'm planning on ...
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How to keep something at a cool room temperature?

So it's the middle of summer, and I have some high-cacao dark chocolate, the sort that will start to melt if you so much as look at it funny. I don't want it to melt, but the obvious way to get food ...
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Make icepacks for a coolbag/coolbox

I'd like to make some extra icepacks to put in my coolbag. The 2 commercial icepacks it comes with don't maintain the temperature for long enough, so I've tried supplementing them with plastic bottles ...
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How to Avert / Deflect refrigerator heat in room?

I am living in a tropical country right now, it gets pretty hot (~45 °C) in here. Now, I have single room home which has my desktop & a refrigerator. As obvious, in order to make ice in high ...
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What are some quick ways to cool off at home, in extreme heat, if the electricity has gone out?

But without actually spraying water on yourself and getting wet
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Fix airflow in our apartment

This is the basic layout of our apartment (not exactly to scale): |==========--------====---------------------======| | | | | | | ...
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How can I warm up a bathroom without a heater?

I used to be cold in the bathroom when taking a shower, even in every season. The curious thing is that I don't feel cold when taking showers at gyms, because those bathrooms and showers have been ...
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Air Conditioner/Coolers best substitute

It is too hot here. Nearly touching 40°C. And I cant afford to buy an AC or a Cooler right now. So, what would be the best substitute which I can afford or can make by my own?
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Makeshift cooler after buying icecream or beverages at the beach

When offering to buy icecream and beverages for me and my friends at the beach, and then discovering that the shop is a little farther away then expected, how do you suggest transporting the icecream ...
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How to make Ice melt slower?

I am making a cool air equipment on a bucket with a fan above the closed bucket lid. The problem is that the ice on the bottom of the bucket (kept in a packet/bottle) melts faster. I tried using salt ...
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4m² Room for Gaming PC - Temperature issue

I've got a little room in which I use my Gaming-PC. In Summer, i've got a little temperature issue. Not seldom, temperature of the room goes to 45°C (<30°C outside). This is my little hot gaming ...
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Removing a planter from inside a planter

Last winter, my mother stored a couple of planters by putting one inside the other. The planters are embossed with a decorative pattern on the outside and smooth on the inside, with an inward-curving ...
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Avoiding sunlight in school assembly area

This is my school's assembly area : The place is generally used for the assembly and various other things. But the problem is that it receives a lot of sunlight and it is difficult to use it during ...