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If you are not in a hurry you could try selling the glass to someone in one piece. Put it on craigslist or facebook or whatever local buy/sell service is popular where you live. Who knows, maybe someone in your city would get some use out of it? You are probably not going to get much money for it, but someone might be willing to come and pick it up. It does ...


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If you have a smooth, cylindrical drinking glass made of clear glass, you could fill it with water and allow the convex shape of the glass to magnify the object behind it. Alternately, if you have a clear plastic 2 liter bottle, you can cut off the top part that is rounded, and fill it with water and look down through the water. (Science-sparks.com)


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The fog comes from water condensing on the windshield or windows. The problem is that the air inside the car is warmer and/or wetter than outside. (e.g., https://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=1511) One of the faster ways is to lower your windows to lower the temperature in the car, and decrease the humidity by bringing in outside air. This may ...


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Take some newspaper (or any paper that retains its form well when confronted with moisture and pressure) and crumble it into a ball. Dip the newspaper ball into water. (I hear that the effect is better with a little vinegar in the water) Then dip it in the ash in the stove with the wet side Wipe the glass with the newspaper. This may need some pressure. ...


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I have found that using hot, hot water from the faucet helps to soften the peanut butter and loosen it from the jar's edges and surface. Often times I will fill it with hot water and let it soak for 10-15 minutes or so, and then return to the jar and empty it. Then, using hot water I use the sprayer nozzle from my sink to maneuver within the jar and remove ...


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If the reason you are having trouble reading the small type is because you are farsighted/nearsighted, or because it is dark (causing your pupils to dilate and your vision to get fuzzier) you may find it useful to use a pinhole lens. Make a pinhole in a piece of paper or some other thin object, using a pin, safety pin, or the tip of a knife, and then hold ...


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The fog is because the mirror surface temperature is below the dew point of the air in the room. That leads to two obvious approaches: Increase the mirror surface temperature, that is, get a heated mirror. Decrease the dew point (humidity) of the air in the room. For example, if its a bathroom mirror, turn on the bathroom exhaust fan during your shower. ...


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Since the fog comes from moisture inside the car a simple solution is to dehumidify the car by filling an old sock with kitty litter and placing it inside the car in an inconspicuous place like under a seat. You might want to use an old pair of socks and double wrap the kitty litter. Video from Huffington post of the kitty liter trick But did you know ...


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Have a dog?1 Give it to him/her. The dog will love the treat, since it provides a bit of a puzzle. Most of the larger breeds have very long tongues, capable of reaching inside of the jar. And.. of course, in the end, you'll be left with a licked-clean jar! 1. Don't have a dog? Give it to a friend that does, and ask them to recycle it when done


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According to Popular Mechanics the most effective method was using baking soda and water: Baking Soda and Water Directions: Three bottles, 16 tablespoons of baking soda and 32 cups of water, soak for 30 minutes. Results: After 30 minutes, the bucket had two full labels floating on the top—a very good sign. One bottle required a peel of the ...


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I once discovered, that a hair dryer entirely removes that fog. Simply point the hair dryer at your mirror and blow hot air out. I usually only defog the top middle of the mirror, so I can make sure my face is still as sexy as I remember it to be. ;)


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To help you get the remainings more easily out of the glass, there are silicone scrapers available in different shapes and sizes. They work quite well. Actually it works a lot better than you could do with a knife or spoon. Afterwards it should be clean enough for recycling. Here's an image: For the purposes of recycling glass you don't need to wash it ...


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Use sand. If you are close to some source of sand, you could put some into the bottle and swirl it around to "scrub" the bottom of the bottle with some hot soapy water. Sand is fine in size, abrasive, and heavy enough to do the job.


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Method 1: Modification on what you have tried. Instead of pouring ice water, Use ice cubes or crushed ice on the top glass. Make sure entire glass is filled up. Also use candle or cigarette lighter to heat up instead of hot water for the bottom glass, Supply heat on the brim of the bottom glass. Heating will help the glass molecules to expand and rapid ...


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There are several possibilities that can lead to streaks from the wipers: Worn out wipers: replace them Dirt particles or leaves: clean the wipers Wax polish on the screen: clean the screen with an alcohol-based cleaner Oil remnants from dust on the roads: clean the screen with an alcohol-based cleaner or with gasoline (explosive, be careful!) For cleaning ...


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As long as you can't block the major light sources easily, then you need a Monitor filter (wikipedia), which has anti glare or anti reflex/reflective behaviour. These can be bought commercially for at somewhat steep prices, or different DIY solutions available at cheaper prices. Do a google search for anti reflex screen to get you started, which reveals ...


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If you have one available you can use a blow-dryer. It's a clever, simple solution to a common problem. Pretty neat!


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It is very usefull (and cheap btw) where nothing can be see through it by eyes, but sun (or light from another room) can pass it. So we talking about privacy window films. You can find it (in my country) almost on any bookstore. It so easy to set it up, or to remove when you don´t need it anymore.


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There is a tool I use for these cases: You can fit it into almost any vase, even if the neck curves. Letting the vase sit with hot soapy water in it for a while can help too.


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Here are some methods I use: Shaving Cream Before you shower, wipe some shaving cream onto your bathroom mirror. It will keep it from fogging up so you don’t have to wait to get to work with your toiletries or shaving after you get out of the shower. For me this works really well. Here is how it works: thenakedscientists.com Dave - In some ...


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2 mil or thicker plastic works great. Just stick it up with duct tape and forget about it. If the wind is strong, you can use furring strips and staples to tack down the edges. If the wind isn't too strong, you can use a window insulator kit to accomplish the same - some even offer pre-cut, pre-tapped panels that can just be rolled out. Try to get the 3M ...


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If the screen itself is not greasy or visibly soiled then you should just wipe it down with a microfiber cloth. If the cloth is clean the screen will be clean. Clean the cloth though sometimes, I usually clean it with water, but mild soap without buildup should work. For greasy or just dirty screens: Slightly damp microfiber cloths will work. You can ...


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Glass will be colder than plastic when you touch it. In addition, glass will warm up more slowly from the heat of your hand, whereas plastic will reach the same temperature as your hand within a few seconds.


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For starters try using your hair blower to add heat to the sticker, and see if that doesn't help pulling it off. Next step would be to use a scraper of some sort, i.e. oven scraper or paint scraper, and use this gently. You should be able to use these without damaging the car window. If you feel uncertain, you could opt for a plastic scraper. In the end ...


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Put a few tablespoons of flaxseed meal into the glass and rub against the wall with a wooden spoon. The flaxseed will pick up the peanut butter cleanly. Eat the mixture with yoghurt.


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Duct-tape My personal favourite for a lot of 'let's fix this quick-and-dirty' situations. No cutting involved, again available at most hardware stores. It's quite strong and will hold a lot of wind. Applying multiple layers is usually a good idea to keep it airtight.


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If it is a plastic sticker, try to heat up the window from the other side of the sticker so it becomes somewhat loose, then you can gently peel it off and it should come right off. However, if it is a paper based sticker you will not have much luck since those are really fragile. If you want to clean your window completely (ruining the stickers) I would ...


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Keep it clean. Use a glass cleaner such as Windex regularly. Use a blow dryer to blow warm, dry air on the window.


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First, put shoes on. And turn on all the lights. You'll want lots of light. Pick up anything that might get in your way and move it to some other location: chairs, books, dogs, etc. Then, pick up the large pieces. By "large" I mean "big enough that you can grasp them without touching the broken edges". Then sweep. Use a good broom, one with feathered ...


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One solution I've found that helps in this situation is to apply an automotive product intended for car windscreens to the mirror such as Rain-X. When the bathroom is dry and humidity free, clean the mirror thoroughly making sure there is no residue left. Old newspaper works surprisingly well. Once it is completely clean and dry, apply Rain-X (or an ...


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