Skip to main content
9 votes

How not to lose too much warmth while leaving the door open

You could make a homemade doggie door. Open the door enough for your dog. Get corrugated cardboard (maybe from a leftover packing box) that is the same size and shape as the opening, but can also be ...
BrettFromLA's user avatar
  • 11.6k
4 votes

How not to lose too much warmth while leaving the door open

@BrettFromLA's idea is exactly what I would do. But once you establish that the dog is able to use the "dog-flap", you could improve it. The whole thing could be made from plywood with a thin timber ...
Lefty's user avatar
  • 3,187
4 votes

Preventing children from attacking my house

(I'm assuming these children live in the surrounding buildings.) Let's try the social approach: Go talk to some parents and children in the neighborhood whom you already know (at least casually), ...
einpoklum's user avatar
  • 430
3 votes

how to pull out shaft from pulley of wheel

Not exactly a hack, but if you can support the bearing, ideally on the inner race, and press on the shaft (an arbor press is probably enough leverage), the bearing will come off. These bearings are ...
Zeiss Ikon's user avatar
  • 9,792
3 votes
Accepted

How to extend the lifetime of a rechargeable battery?

Cell phone batteries (and everything else nowadays) uses Lithium Ion batteries. Unlike previous generations, these don't have a "memory" effect, so there's no need to completely discharge them all the ...
SurpriseDog's user avatar
  • 1,112
3 votes
Accepted

Preventing children from attacking my house

Water sprinklers around your yard might be worth a try, especially near your power "off" switch. The switch has to be water resistant since it's outside, and your Halloween decorations ...
Xen2050's user avatar
  • 196
2 votes

Blocking noise by applying pressure over your ears when sleeping due to noise sensitivity issues

I'm working on the same problem right now. I've once or twice fallen asleep with earmuffs while lying on my back, but I couldn't do it while on my side, or on my belly. So, I have cut a hole in a 4 ...
LostNavigator23's user avatar
2 votes

How not to lose too much warmth while leaving the door open

To build on the previous answers: Go to the local craft store and look at foam core boards. They are probably a better solution than cardboard because they can get wet and not warp or fall apart. You ...
Planet.Megan's user avatar
2 votes

Heat water in two buckets using one immersion rod

Two buckets, two siphons full of water, one situated at the top of each bucket, and one situated on the bottom of each bucket insulated. put the heater in one of the buckets. As water is heated, it ...
Woody's user avatar
  • 21
2 votes

How to extend the lifetime of a rechargeable battery?

Most rechargable batteries can have their life extended by following a few common rules. Most batteries tend to wear out when used when they are very cold or very hot. They also wear out after a ...
Mark Ripley's user avatar
1 vote

How to extend the lifetime of a rechargeable battery?

Most batteries today are lithium based. Common rule is not to overcharge or discharge the battery below certain level. Chargers and appliances usually are designed in a way which does not allow over ...
vladiz's user avatar
  • 5,653
1 vote

My monitor turns off when fridge starts. How can I stop this?

There is a big capacitor inside the fridge, when the compressor kicks the voltage will drop down or spike up. What happening here is when the voltage drop down the booster circuit inside the monitor ...
Narzan Q.'s user avatar
  • 182
1 vote

How to determine how much heating oil is left in the tank?

I have a stick that is marked w full, 1/2, and 1/4 marks. Gets to that quarter mark I know it’s time to order more depending on time of year.
user23384's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible