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If there is sufficient space where the metal piece normally sits, slide a flexible piece of any kind of wire such as a straightened paper clip between the layers of the mask. UPDATE: When there is no convenient tube, fold the top edge of the mask over a pipe-cleaner to form a "hem." Use a thin strip of tape to close the seam. The fuzzy pipe cleaner will ...


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It looks like you want something like this : https://www.amazon.com/STEREO-Manual-Speaker-selector-available/dp/B073GWCRP3


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If you don't have pipe cleaners, glue on a twist tie. People making makeshift masks at the beginning of the pandemic were frequently requesting them. Pro level - hot glue a dab on the ends so they don't poke through the mask.


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Seal one up with just air within, and submerge it very gently in a bowl or sink full of water. We use Lock & Locks, I would expect them to hold, though I'd only test very gently about an inch or two (2-4 cm) below the surface because they're not designed for this. Also, I do have to wonder if (a) you were sold seconds or defectives on the cheap, or (b) ...


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It depends on the application but I've done this before using mild steel; I cut a U shaped notch into a plate, the internal diameter of the U being a tight fit for the groove in the shaft, then bent one of the fingers of the plate so as to retain it on the shaft. It's not a high stress application; it retains the wheel on a lawn tractor I've achieved ...


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My other answer approaches the problem from a digital point of view, but you might not have a monitor that accepts audio or a desire to run two laptops at the same time, one being a client of the other. If you're not shopping for a new monitor/don't have the opportunity to add audio to your monitor and are interested in a low energy solution then the ...


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In the case of a phone plus laptop, I'm not sure what you gain; you take your phone with you so when you sit at the location you keep your headphones, you have to plug the splitter device into the phone and then also switch it to the socket that the phone is connected to, which is about as much effort as just plugging the headphones straight into the phone ...


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Even if you can make a better emergency sling for the mirror, IMO it is still a dangerous situation. There can be unexpected consequences of this sort of solution. Example: the dashcam in my car has a suction cup, and like yours it comes away sooner or later. I wind its cable round the mirror stalk, which stops the camera falling and hitting things. Solved? ...


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I'm new to this site, but, I myself had the very same situation. I bought a pack of adhesive strip adjustable metal clips. i bought a pack of 100 for $3.99 on Amazon. The pack shows how to place them with the adhesive and says how to “sew/stitch” them to material as well. [Aluminum Strip Antifog Nose Wire]


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A slight variation of Stan’s suggestion: Use the flexible metal strip from a binder (the thin part in the photo), they are pliable enough to mold well and stable enough to keep their shape well. Don’t bother with poking holes or folding for a hem. Place the metal in parallel to the top border on the outside of the mask and affix it to the mask with a strip ...


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The hack answer – when the main issue is the safety of yourself and others – is Throw those masks away and buy ones that are fit for purpose.


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The best way to keep 2ltr cold drinks fizzy is to save 4 x 500ml water bottles and transfer the drink into those. Huge price saving as well over the 500ml soda.


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TP and tape. It's readily available (less now, of course) and is very easy to apply. This is the method I use, with a roll near me when I work with anything that might cause injury. Downside being that some fibers stick to the wound after, which might not be optimal. In my experience, it has never caused any issues, but it may, depending on the wound. If you ...


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This may seem to be a simple approach but here it goes. 2 options: 2 separate coolers, one for beers one for food. If you don't open the food cooler till the morning the cooling will last much longer. The easier option: place your beers in the freezer as well not long enough for them to freeze but maybe 5 hours they would drop to -4 > -7 degrees, but ...


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For a water conservation alternative to the answer from @Lefty I find that having a wash cloth soaked in cold water is very beneficial. Wipe the wet wash cloth over your face to wet it and then wrap it around the front of your neck. The cool water will cool the blood circulating around you as there is a main artery and vein in your neck. The cloth will get ...


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Usually, I just take a picture of the label with my phone and then zoom in to the image to read. For example reading nutrition info off a choc/lolly bar the size of my thumb. Zooming in and taking a pic might be better with newer phones I suppose. With this approach, you don't have to carry an additional thing with you when you go the shops and need to read ...


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Tea Bags If you happen to have any tea bags left over, you can sacrifice one to make a great cup of coffee. Unlike paper towels, this option is guaranteed to be food safe. Cut the bag open with scissors and dump the contents Use a spoon to fill the tea bag with coffee grounds. Fold over the top and staple it shut again. Toss the bag in a cup of water and ...


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Fitness walking aka walking in a faster pace than regular, let's say a step or two behind your jogging/running pace. It really works & you get to exercise as the same time.


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I utilize my printer to feed 8-1/2 x 11 paper to my shredder, this way I don't have to manually feed the shredder. Just line up the shredder's feed slot with the sheet that comes out of your printer as soon as the sheet falls off your printer. You will have to do some experimentation like positioning the shredder with the printer. I put 2 pieces of cardboard ...


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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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