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

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Chugging water? [closed]

I have seen people chug water, without taking a swallow or gulp. How might one do that. It is a life hack for contests, so I would really like to know how to do that. I simply don't understand and ...
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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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Removing water stuck inside a double glass cup

I got a fancy "double glass" cup, and put it in the dishwasher. Yesterday I noticed something really weird after the dishwasher finished the cleaning process: As you can see, there are water "...
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Physics laboratory setup for fluid dynamics experiments

I'm beginning research on how the Earth's Coriolis Effect affects solids suspended in moving liquids. I have run into a challenge that lifehackers may be able to help solve. I would like to compare ...
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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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Ways to improve shower's water pressure?

I have just moved into a new apartment on the fifth floor of a building and the water pressure is dismal. The sinks I can deal with, but not the shower... are there any hacks you can perform on the ...
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How to remove filter holder out of Brita water filter jug?

When I cleaned my 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 ...
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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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How can I prevent leaves from blocking my gutter guard?

It's been raining heavily here. The tree that is behind my house has grown so that about 5% of its top is over the roof. So there are loads of fallen leaves on my roof. The problem arises when the ...
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What should I do without hot water in the shower?

I just woke up, it's -20 degrees Fahrenheit outside, I have to be at work soon, and now I just found out that the hot water heater isn't working, so the water is freezing cold! I'm smelly as can be ...
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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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How to stop water from dripping on the sink counter and bathroom floor when washing hands?

I turn on the water, dispense some soap, rub my hands together, rub my hands together a lot more under the running water. Sometimes though, I didn't dispense enough soap the first time so have to go ...
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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 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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The toilet is clogged with dirty water [duplicate]

Yesterday we saw that water is going slowly and there is 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 cross a river on foot?

I walk about 1.5 miles to work, mostly along a busy, smelly road. There is an alternative route I could take of similar length along off-road quiet tracks which would be much nicer, but to take this ...
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Fastest way to boil water?

When I want to make hot chocolate, one of the steps is, obiously, boiling water. It seems to take forever. Is there a faster way? The method I am currently using is putting water in a metal can and ...
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how can I rinse off quickly in the shower?

The water supply in my neighborhood is very hard, and as a result, we installed a water softener. However, now I find it difficult to rinse off when in the shower. I rinse and rinse and rinse and I ...
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Easy way to remove the sticky pages of a book caused by being wet?

I have an old bible gold edition (recovery version) that has been soaked because of a leak in my ceiling during a typhoon. Now it is dry, but the pages are in poor condition and stick to each other, I ...
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Working remedy for acne? [closed]

I have an oily skin and recently I found an increase of a acne. I have tried various things. Peppermint facewash, mild soap, sandlewood. But so far, the only thing that came close to a solution is a ...
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How do I remove white thread flakes from my jacket?

I have an Adidas100% Polyester jacket of black colour. It is warm in nature and used during mild winters. My mother happen to wash it along with other coloured clothes due to which it has developed ...
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How to dry a plastic-and-fabric bag overnight

My lunch bag got wet at work today. It has a flexible plastic lining, inside a fabric bag. It must also have something between the plastic and the fabric to keep its box-like shape. It's about 12" x 8"...
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How to stop rim of water bottle becoming smelly?

I have a water bottle that I use pretty much every day. Admittedly I don't wash it all that often just purely because I don't feel like it / forget when I am home and just want to relax. I have ...
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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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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 clean a water tank

I've a plastic water storage tank as such with a small lid (12"/30cm in diameter). It has developed a thin slippery/shiny layer inside of the walls overtime and surface of the water has the same ...
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How to quickly dry wet sneakers?

I stepped in a deep puddle and now both of my sneakers are thoroughly wet. I've tried opening them up to let them air dry, but this takes far too long. I'm also afraid to put them into the clothes ...
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How do you turn water white?

I put beautiful bottles out with colored water as part of my decorations for each holiday. I can't figure out how to make white so I can have red white & blue for the 4th of July. Does anyone ...
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What can be used besides rice to keep moisture out of salt?

Often, rice is in salt dispensers to prevent moisture from making the salt become clumpy and possibly get stuck in a shaker. What else can be used to get the same effect?
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Free distilled (deionised) water, as a byproduct

My wife needs a CPAP machine for sleep apnea. One of the things her model does is humidify the air. To do this it evaporates about 1 cup (237 mL) of water every night. One is strongly advised to use ...
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How to prevent salt shaker holes from being clogged with damp salt?

I add rice grains to my salt shaker to prevent salt dampness. It works, but it doesnt affect the salt shaker holes, which become damp. Their dampness clogs the shaker, preventing the salt from coming ...
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How to clean my humidifier

I know, it's my mistake. I used common non-filtered water in the humidifier. And now it has limescale. How to remove it carefully and don't break humidifier?
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Ways of waterproofing a watch

I have a non-waterproof watch that I sometimes wear with me. While I could choose not to wear this one, I wear it on some occasions and would rather wear it at these times. I am looking for a way of ...
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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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How do I fill a hot water urn that doesn't fit in the sink?

I have a large container (a hot water urn) that I need to fill with water. I don't have access to a hose, unfortunately, so that is not an option. I did also try stuffing the urn in the sink, but ...
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How to dry out a wet phone?

I unfortunately dropped my aunt's phone in water. I didn't tried anything yet (I'm afraid of a short circuit). Is there a quick and cheap way to completely dry out the internals of this mobile phone ...
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How to tackle a mobile which fell into water? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung J7 mobile which fell into water in a drum, how to repair my mobile phone at this situation? I also open next 1 hour but it did not work correctly.
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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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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 to get water from can into bottles with less effort?

Nowadays we are using water container as shown below for drinking water. Suggest any hack to get water without either bending or this manual motor. Note that I have to exchange this water container ...
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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 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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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 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 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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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 get rid of tap water taste?

My fiance detests the taste of tap water and has to resort to bottled water even though we both know that it is a waste of money. Is there a way to get rid of the tap water taste?