Questions tagged [water]

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

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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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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 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 quickly cool a water bottle?

Sometimes I only have 10-15 minutes and I have a water bottle out, but it's near room temperature. I need it to be near freezing, but I don't have time to do anything. Usually I will just put it in ...
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How to shoot a video underwater using your smart phone?

I have iPhone, but solution probably can apply to all smart phones. I know that I can buy a waterproof bag/pouch or special underwater cameras, but who remember it to buy it before going to the trip? ...
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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 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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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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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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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 to remove water spots?

I have a shower with a glass screen to stop the water covering the floor and I try to wipe it down every time using a squeegee in order to prevent the exact problem I am having - I believe the issue ...
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A book fell in a sink full of water. How can I dry it?

How can I dry out a book that falls into a sink of water (or similar) and gets soaked? I've tried: Using a hair dryer to blow the pages back and forth until they're dry It wasn't that great an idea,...
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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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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?
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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 ...