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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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How to cool the top floor of a 3 storey house?

I assume that the top floor is directly under the roof, probably with (double) tilted ceiling - following the shape of the roof. If that is the case, then the best thing you can do is to invest in a ...
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How can I easily get warm water in a kiddie pool?

Use Solar Power Get the longest hose you can find. Connect another hose to it to make it longer if you can. The sun can heat the water in the hose as it travels through it on its way to the pool. ...
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How can I easily get warm water in a kiddie pool?

Sometimes I will boil a large pot of water and add it to the water in the kiddie pool to quickly boost the temperature. This doesn’t work for my wife though as it would be a bit heavy for her to carry ...
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How can you get your car as cool as possible on a hot summer day without air conditioning?

Best way is to get the powerful 12V electronic Car use Cooling fan. I have the Abovetek two heads car air fan from https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010CESJTC, it works so well to quickly blow away the hot ...
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How can you get your car as cool as possible on a hot summer day without air conditioning?

Car shade Rain guards I've been combining these two techniques for years. The car shade stops your car from turning into a greenhouse and it keeps UV light from damaging your dashboard. I use it ...
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Where should a fan be aimed for maximum cooling of a room with one opening?

The basic statement you must keep in mind is that a fan does not cool. It just moves some air, slightly warming it (the motor heats while working). The fan will "cool the room" ONLY IF the air 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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Does anyone know of a 'homemade' sunscreen?

mud, this is a very good sun screen. Mud is used by hippopotamuses as sun screen.
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Does anyone know of a 'homemade' sunscreen?

I assume when you say sunscreen you mean sunscreen lotion, as in putting on your skin. According to Wikipedia, the ingredients that actually block the UV radiation in sunscreen lotion are titanium ...
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How can I easily get warm water in a kiddie pool?

Depending on the layout of your home and garden, you can connect your garden hose not to the cold tap outside, but to an indoor faucet and select the appropriate temperature. This will of course ...
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How to cool the top floor of a 3 storey house?

I experience a similar problem, even though what little roof space there is, has insulation. I have two floors, with the upper rooms in the roof, and no air conditioning. My solution is to keep all ...
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Sweat absorbing ways to improve cosmetic appearances of garments

I once watched a documentary in which a fashion designer was making stage costumes he had a commission for. He said that although it was not a requirement, he prefers to sew fabric mesh on the inside ...
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Tips on drying your clothes by leaving them in your car during the summer?

This is just anecdotal evidece but when we were camping near Prague in summer, we would dry our towels after swimming by just hanging them over the seats in the car. I don't remember doing anything ...
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How can I easily get warm water in a kiddie pool?

I filled the kiddie pool with water. I took several black trash bags and laid them flat on the surface of the water. The bags laid nice and flat and remained on the top. With the sun shining ...
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How can I easily get warm water in a kiddie pool?

To get warm water in the kiddie pool we have found it's the easiest to connect a hose to the hot water in our laundry room. If your laundry area isn't close to a window or door this probably won't ...
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How can I easily get warm water in a kiddie pool?

Filling the pool in the morning and letting it sit in the sun helps it warm up. Works best if it’s not cloudy and if you’re able to fill it up a few hours before using it.
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How to avoid motion sickness in a theme park?

Try what ballet dancers do: keep your eyes focused and your head aimed at a single spot outside the ride, and snap your head to a new position, if need be, rather than slooowly moving it. Also, don't ...
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How to avoid motion sickness in a theme park?

The title of your question is regarding dizziness; but, your details suggest motion sickness which is related. Here's an article on the overall symptom https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dizziness ...
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Comfortable Ways of Riding a Bike Barefoot

One other thing I tried that worked well when I knew I was going for a long ride or needed to walk around afterwards was to take a patch of moleskin or thin leather just being enough to cover the ball ...
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Comfortable Ways of Riding a Bike Barefoot

I ride a mountain bike too and find those hard spiked pedals too hard for any long distance riding barefoot. The problem is worse in low gear range when you have to push harder. I can ride about an ...
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Comfortable Ways of Riding a Bike Barefoot

Just go barefoot on the pedals. I've been walking around barefoot for a year and after about a month your feet get tougher and you get used to feeling different sensations. Sensations which others ...
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Ways to stop your Beach blanket from blowing away

Where I come from, you can get small weights with a small alligator clip attached, they are used for tying down tablecloths when eating outside. Typically they're made of plastic, shaped like a small ...
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Where should a fan be aimed for maximum cooling of a room with one opening?

Place the "FLOOR" fan (which is what most people have) in the doorway and angled upwards. This pulls the lowest/coolest air from area outside the room, as well as blowing it upwards into the room to ...
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