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This is my hack: a small spring clip. It is a loose fit on the incense stick, but does not slide on its own because of the shallow angle. The burn will extinguish soon.


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One simple alternative is to put a small wire coil around the stick at the point you want it to stop. This will make the heat dissipate and will lower the coal temperature, preventing the combustion to continue and finishing the process. The picture shows a coil ready for the next short combustion. A tight single loop would suffice.


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Before you begin your fast and afterwards in the evening be sure you drink enough water to hydrate yourself sufficiently. Reduced saliva and a dry mouth make your breath odour stronger. In addition, practice regular oral hygiene which includes brushing your teeth, flossing between your teeth to remove plaque which will harden into tartar; and, scraping (or ...


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To stop an incense stick before it has burned to its end so that it can be relit when desired: Reusable Hack: Fold a piece of aluminum foil a few times into a strip and bend that in half over the glowing end of the glowing tip of the incense for a while. Two things will extinguish the material: the foil will remove oxygen to snuff the oxidation and the foil ...


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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 other hand, it can really take much time to expel bad smells which have been in a room for a long time. Especially if it is only a small window letting the air ...


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The thing that serves as the major reservoir for bad breath (or the bacteria that cause it) is the tongue. Brush your tongue, and you should have better breath. This doesn’t resolve all sources of bad breath, of course, but it does resolve one large but easily-tackled source.


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I use my hand held steamer that has a powerful pressure and a wire scrubbing tip to blast away dirt and oder. I would soak the area with a heavy Vinegar spray first and after 30 mins, hit the area with the high pressure, high heat steam.


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Get a small container of Ozium™ spray. I had to remove a freezer full of frozen chicken parts that had been unplugged after an ugly eviction proceeding. The freezer had been without power for more than a couple of weeks and the odour was overwhelming and difficult to describe. I used Ozium™ spray to minimize the odour while I emptied the freezer and then the ...


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Which is worse, the loud construction work or the smelly room? My hack would be to try working in the original room with either a sound neutralizer / noise cancelling device, or loud music, perhaps with headphones.


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Textiles like carpets, blankets and old clothing are like sponges for bad smells. So first of all clean out the closets. If you're not allowed to throw away the stuff in there, put it into big plastic sacks and close them as airtight as possible. If that's too much trouble, tape all the gaps between the doors of the closet shut with painters tape to trap the ...


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I have a lot of vintage and antique appliances. When I want to strip then free of gunk I soak them in a pail with The Works toilet bowl cleaner which contains hydrochloric acid, then rinse VERY well, then dry immediately and oil lightly. You can use vinegar but it takes longer. That product is super cheap... a buck or two per bottle. If you already have ...


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I see that this is an old post but imho the fixes offered up, that I've read anyway, are mostly opinions & not true remedies. For clarity; I work as a heavy duty mechanic for a highway paving crew. Thus I am Constantly exposed to diesel, tar, oil etc. Everything I wear or come into contact with will smell of diesel /sulfur The absolute easiest.. no 12 ...


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As someone that's a landlord and dealt with this a few time this is what works for me. Remove all the offensive matter. Wheel it outside in the yard and hit it with a power washer or at the very least a water hose, spraying it down well, and draining it out, do it many times. Having someone to help tilt it while you do this helps considerably. Then Take a ...


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The 70% Ethanol gel-ified hand-disinfecting liquids that we normally use against SARS-CoV-2 do a pretty good job when applied to the armpits (and their immediate surroundings) in a sufficient quantity, for a sufficient amount of minutes. I mean, it seems to be a solid win for a few days, and the positive effect (even if fading) can last almost into a week. I ...


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Air Ionizers that generate a lot of ozone are great at eliminating smoke smells. Or skip the guessing and buy a small (cheap) ozone generator. (Warning 1: make sure it's not a fake. See, e.g. photo of eBay item 193723350092 which shows a real and a fake. I have one of each.) Warning 2: Air Ionizers often generate a lot of ozone, which is hazardous. So ...


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