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Find out leak in airbed?

You could better use method as shown: Using soap water Take some soap water in a spray bottle Inflate your air bed to full air Close the nozzle Spray the content from bottle(start from nozzle) ...
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How to store books in less than ideal conditions?

Know thy enemy Your books worst enemy is of course, humidity. Humidity is also conditio sine qua non for the dreaded mold that will happily munch on the cellulose leaving behind not much in the way ...
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How to get rid of bug stuck into eyes?

Today I went for visiting a hill-station spot and while returning, a tiny fly went into my eyes. Eyes started burning but somehow I drove back home. I started splashing my eyes like water pump machine ...
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Air Conditioner/Coolers best substitute

Ok so this question has been around quite some time. I'm going to answer anyway since the most effective way - from my experience - hasn't been mentioned yet. There are lots of ways to help you deal ...
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Can a tissue paper make a good air filter?

tissue paper can be used as a filter for particulates in air, but because the material itself is so weak, a strong flow of air through it will cause it to tear to pieces. In addition, even if it ...
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How to hangout with smoking dudes but not inhaling 2nd hand smoke

If it's a breezy day, stand up-wind from them.
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Inhaling less chalk dust while erasing blackboard during teaching

Assuming you are not forced to use a duster, I'd suggest cleaning the boards with water in the following way: There are special tools designed to clean windows one is called t-bar and squeegee. You ...
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Fix air flow in single window gallery apartment

I recommend the following, if the layout permits it: You can buy a product called dryer duct which is a large flexible tube of corrugated aluminum which is used to connect the exhaust port of a ...
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How to clean air indoors

A 50 cm (20 in) cardboard-framed air filter, availblef for ~US$3, is the size of many box fans. Though electret filters are more efficient at trapping particles, I find they impede airflow too much ...
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How to clean air indoors

The particles you're worried about are too small to be trapped by an improvised filter. A vacuum cleaner won't trap these either. You really need a purpose-made HEPA filter as used in air purifiers ...
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Protect house from mould

Mold requires lots of humidity in the air to grow. The quickest way to decrease mold growth in a house is to decrease the humidity inside the house. This usually is done by 1) circulating the air in ...
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How to improve air quality in an old storage room?

My first attempt would indeed be to inspect the wardrobes. If there's a continuous source of bad smell somewhere, you can throw all the fresh air in you want, but it will continue to come back. On the ...
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Air Conditioner/Coolers best substitute

Your own body can be very effective cooling you if the humidity is low enough. A de-humidifier uses coils cool enough to pull water out of the air by condensation. Then, the drier air in your ...
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Inhaling less chalk dust while erasing blackboard during teaching

Damp the eraser (traps dust), tape 2 together (double-wide, fewer swipes), be deliberate & precise not vigorous (don't 'kick up a storm'), and (maybe) swipe in one direction only, away from you, ...
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How can I improve air quality in my car?

Many modern vehicles have a cabin air filter in the heating/ac system that can be replaced. These are often out of the way, so many people don't even realize that they have them. You can also scent ...
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How to get rid of bug stuck into eyes?

Simple Technique to remove anything trapped under your eyelid. Using your clean fingers, hold the eyelashes (of the eyelid with the offending material trapped underneath) Pull it down (or up if its ...
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Inhaling less chalk dust while erasing blackboard during teaching

If you are ready to spend a bit use Apsara Dustless White chalk or any other dustless chalks.It reduce inhalation of harmful dust and also reduces the risk of skin allergies.
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How do I fill this tire? The valve stem is inaccessible

If in fact this is a split rim, you're correct that splitting it will release the bead; if there's even a few pounds of pressure left in the tire, it could also be dangerous (picture getting that rim ...
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How to craft a non-return valve for air?

Using the same straw & a rubber-band, cut the end off a long 'sausage-shape' regular kid's party balloon [cheap rubber one, not the expensive 'tin cushion' mylar variety] & fasten the mouth-...
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Protect house from mould

The answer from @nielsnielsen is a good start. I would add that in some extreme cases, a de-humidifier might also help. Read about the topic on the net. However, the air humidity itself is not the ...
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How to reduce intensity of air flow from my window AC unit

My hack is to obtain a length of bamboo or similar and tape it to the curtain rod at one end, and to the shelf at the other end. Shown as the orange line in this picture. Then hang some fabric from ...
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Getting airflow in a studio apartment with one-window

Getting airflow in a studio apartment with one-window? Sensing that this question may pertain to many others in various situations, I will give a response as follows: We all know hot air rises. Thus I ...
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How to store books in less than ideal conditions?

The novel Lucifer's Hammer by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle had a scene where a character "stored" a collection of books that would be important to the future (re)development of an industrial ...
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Find out leak in airbed?

An alternative, as recently discussed on Bicycles, is to have your hand slightly wet and stroke the airbed in a regular pattern, so your hand covers the whole at one time or an other. First of all, ...
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Find out leak in airbed?

There are kits available to repair these beds once you locate the spot where its leaking. Using a product called Spray 9 diluted with water in a squirt bottle works good.The leak is very likely at the ...
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How do I fill this tire? The valve stem is inaccessible

I think you should look for an inflation chuck for karting use. It seems you are not the only one with crowded valves.
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How can I improve air quality in my car?

Have you considered changing your air filter over to a different filter? It sounds like the air isn't being filtered in your vehicle very well. Vinegar sprays also work well with window residue - but ...
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Inhaling less chalk dust while erasing blackboard during teaching

Rather than move the eraser from side-to-side, right-to-left, left-to-right; wipe from the top to the bottom. Move across the board repeating your movement from top-to-bottom only—lifting the eraser ...
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Inhaling less chalk dust while erasing blackboard during teaching

Tie a handkerchief on your nose and mouth while erasing it, to reduce the amount inhaled. (Perhaps the worst option, I mean, seriously ...!!!) This could actually be the best idea! Get something cool ...
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