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Questions tagged [water]

Hacks related to the usage and control of water (Liquid water, solid ice, and gas steam).

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How can I quickly remove water from my shower curtain?

After I shower, I like to squeegee water off the shower tiles so mold doesn't grow on the grout. I'd like to get most of the water off my plastic shower curtain too, but I need a life hack to ...
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How to unstick water-damaged pages of a book

Some liquid (possibly juice) was in my bag for a week, which caused my textbook to get wet from the top. The pages are now dry but stuck together. Could anyone please explain how to separate the pages ...
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How to remove filter holder out of Brita water filter jug?

When I clean Brita water filter jug, I accidentally placed the filter holder in the wrong orientation. As a result, the filter holder is stuck in the water filter jug. I tried very hard to remove it,...
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What is the most appropriate type of water bottle for home use?

When at home I use a bottle to drink water from instead of a glass. For some time - actually, several yaers - I used glass bottles, since: they can be reused many more times without involving any ...
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How can you reuse a disposable water bottle indefinitely?

I like to reuse disposable water bottles as many times as I can so that they get many uses before having to be recycled. Assuming you continue to properly wash the disposable water bottle, is it ...
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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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How to store sea water as a souvenir for years

I recently visited the Aral sea and filled a plastic bottle with sea water. I want to keep it as a souvenir for years to come but I don't know what would be the best container. Ideally I would seal it ...
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Can hot water container be used to keep cold water? [closed]

I have wondering whether hot water container can be used to keep cold water or vice versa. It is a trivial question, but I haven’t found any information online.
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How to save the water wasted while waiting for the shower to heat up?

It takes about 30 to 45 seconds for my shower to heat up. A lot of perfectly good water goes down the drain while I wait for the water to get up to temperature. Rather than letting this water go to ...
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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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How to purify/clean the tap water without using filter/purifier [closed]

In the house, we're just drinking water straight from the tap/faucet. But i'm worried, that after years, the pipe from the tap will get dirt and it will also affect the water coming from it. Boiling ...
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How to dry shoes quickly after washing them?

I washed my shoes some 72 hours ago; at the moment they are still too damp for me to wear. I know that there are shoe dryers available, but that is not what I want because I only wash my shoes ...
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Continuous vinegar disinfecting of dehumidifier water basin

Being a very lazy person, I get tired of vinegar spraying the inside of my dehumidifier's water basin every week. It's a highly compact machine, and the water basin is has an odd shape, with all ...
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How to freeze water more quickly

I want to freeze water as quickly as possible. Let me explain my situation : I have a setup that holds water which needs to freeze to create a surface of ice on which I will be demonstrating ...
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Avoiding trousers to get wet

When using trousers in bathroom, the leg part of my trousers are always wet after touching the floor. How to use trousers in bathroom without wetting the trousers?
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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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Verify the accuracy of ph test strips

In the summer I keep a "fast set" pool setup in the garden and hence have to concern myself with chemicals etc. to keep it clean. I use the "test strips" to monitor the ph and Chlorine levels in the ...
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How can I dry my clothes quickly after rain?

If I am going to work and on my way, I have wet clothes after walking in rain. What can I do during my commute on train to dry my clothes so they don't smell bad?
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The toilet is clogged with dirty water

Yesterday we saw that water is going slowly and there is a dirty water left. We poured hot water and try shirt hanger but nothing changed. Is there any practical way before calling a technician or ...
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How to remove water from under a layer of homemade yogurt? [closed]

It's a plastic jar with commercially made soymilk, I add a culture and then it turns into yogurt. The problem is the water that separates and sits under the layer of yogurt. I tried using a straw to ...
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How to remove abrasion fog from tempered glass?

When you use abrasives or acids on tempered glass, it can sometimes (contrary to normal glass) develop a fog or haze. Is there a way to remove this?
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How do I prevent water from stinking?

I have recently purchased new swamp cooler at home. It was working fine for a 3 days then the water in it started to stink , But I used to remove water completely every day and fill it with new supply ...
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How to clean yellow teeth

There is fluoride in the water that I use on the daily basis, and my teeth are having yellow shade. Is there any way to clean them?
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How to effectively prevent the shower curtain from snuggling?

My shower curtain does not stay where it belongs. When I start showering I wet it and then press it to the wall, but when I put the shower head up on the shower head holder, the curtain starts flying ...
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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 can I know if oatmeal is with milk or water?

At the cafeteria in my workplace, they serve oatmeal. I like oatmeal, but not with milk. How I can check if it is with milk or water without tasting it? There is nobody to ask.
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How to remove white stains from the plastic bucket?

Tap water in my house is hard water, due to which my buckets are becoming whitish. One of my buckets is blue and the other one transparent. Both looks clumsy due to white stains. Cleaning doesn't help....
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What are the home remedies to reduce hardness of water?

I am getting extremely hard water in my locality. Are there any home remedies to reduce hardness of water?
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Does boiling tap water make it potable?

Does boiling tap water make it potable? If not, are there other ways (lifehacks) to make it potable without a filter? I saw a related question here on lifehacks, but it only adresses the taste, the ...
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How to empty a sponge of its soap?

Whenever I use a sponge and any soap-like product to clean a surface, I get the unfortunate effect that the sponge seems to always be full of that product afterwise. I can repeat dozens of "fill with ...
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How to get rid of bad odour coming out of a water bottle?

Apart from cleaning water bottle daily with hot water, a bad odor always remains. Are these some kind of bacteria harmful to our health? How to get rid of this bad odor and have a fresh smell from ...
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How to stay at the bottom at a swimmingpool

I can solve a Rubik's Cube underwater in a swimming pool but my problem is that I can't stay at the bottom of the pool because of the oxygen in my lungs. How can I stay in the bottom without going up ...
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How to be rid of mosquito larvae in bird bath [closed]

I have a birdbath and in the summer it accommodates many mosquitos' eggs. It's concrete, so I would rather not pour it out each time. I also don't want to poison the water as to not harm the birds. I ...
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How to get water out of ears?

I have looked and I cannot find an answer to this! Is there a quick way I can get water out of my ears after being in the pool without earplugs? I will accept the safest, fastest, and most useful ...
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How to Dry Small, Freshly-Washed Produce (Blueberries, Raspberries, Grapes, etc.)

I love fresh blueberries, but I hate wet fruit. After I wash them I usually dry them by spreading them out on paper towels, putting another paper towel on top, and rolling it around over them. Is ...
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Magnet in shower: How to protect against rust

I've found a small lifehack involving shampoo using a magnet (strong magnet, not neodymium) to solve my "tipping the shampoo off the shampoo holder" and "nudging the shampoo holder off the wall" ...
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What's the best way to prevent water from collecting underneath a soap bar?

I've used regular soap dishes for most of my life, but the water would always collect underneath the dish, which is annoying. So I started putting a washrag underneath the dish to collect the water,...
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Bringing the cold water to room temperature

In my office the water dispenser either give very hot water or very cold water and so I am forced to mix both to bring the water to normal temperature or i have to wait for sometime to bring it to ...
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Stepped in a puddle before a meeting. How to dry a sock quickly? [duplicate]

I stepped in deep puddle. Darn potholes. I have a meeting in 10 minutes. How can I dry my sock quickly? I have spare shoes. I tried the washroom hand dryer, but the air blows sideways so I can't dry ...
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Showering while avoiding patch to get wet

I wonder what some good strategy are to avoid a medical patch on my skin to get wet when I shower. The patch is located on the elbow, lateral side, as the following picture illustrates:
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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 to keep planted seeds watered permanently?

I have some parsley seeds which I want to plant. First of all, I want to plant them in my house then later when they are grown I want to put them in the garden. Many plants first need to grow in house....
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How to clean 'Iron removal filter'?

In water purifiers, the iron removal filter needs to be cleaned every 3 months by striking it continuously with something hard along with the backflow of water. But this technique is really tiresome ...
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Need take off nozzle to Reuse drinking water jug [closed]

How to remove nozzle from Sparkletts water jug ( the disposable kind that u put in fridge) so I can reuse and refill it ?
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How can I humidify a room without a humidifier?

It's winter, it's cold, and the heat is constantly blasting throughout my house. This is making the air very dry and uncomfortable to breathe, particularly at night when I'm trying to sleep. Are ...
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How can I keep the interior of my car dry while driving in the rain?

I like to have the occasional cigarette while driving, particularly when traveling non-trivial distances (e.g. 45 - 60 minutes or more). This can be somewhat problematic in moderate to heavy rain as ...
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Is there a way to avoid condensation of water on the inside of window panes?

I live in a house with older double glazed wooden windows and when the outside temperature falls below 10 or 15 degrees Celsius, the window panes start dripping with water in the mornings (inside temp....
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How to remove mildew from leather shoe

I have a pair of tan leather shoes. Yesterday, I wore them in the rain and let them air-dry over the night. Now there are these white marks on the top of both pairs of shoes. Are the marks mildew? ...
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How would I filter rainwater to substitute having to buy distilled water?

I have recently had a rainwater tank installed and it is connected to my laundry. How would I filter rainwater to substitute having to buy distilled water for certain applications like placing water ...
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How to deal with an uneven bathroom floor? [closed]

Because of this question I remembered about when I was still renting and the bathroom (aka: comfort room/lavatory/washroom/etc) in my apartment is not level and it causes the water to go to the side ...