HACK a POT-LID KNOB COZY
If you have a single heavy sock from an evil washing machine that stole its mate, cut off the toe and slip it over the protruding knob. The knob will hold the sock toe cozy in place during your meal preparation.
No more dealing with the oversize separate pot holder.
I recommend the following, if the layout permits it:
You can buy a product called dryer duct which is a large flexible tube of corrugated aluminum which is used to connect the exhaust port of a clothes dryer to a feed-thru vent in a wall. By pulling on the tube ends you can stretch it out and increase its length like an accordion and then bend it into curved ...
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 very good thermal insulation of the roof. You will thank yourself for this both during the summer, and during the winter.
And if you want to do a proper job (and ...
There's a couple of things I would try:
1) "Sugru" would probably make a nice finish but I don't know how well it would survive washing-up.
2) Silicone sealant is pretty cheap and would work well - but it will be quite tricky to apply it in a layer all over the knob
One trick I have used often while camping. If you have available a pressurised plant sprayer - like one of these...
... Obviously one that is clean of any weedkiller or insecticide.
Then you fill it with water and leave it in full sun for a while. To finish you can top up with a kettle of hot water. Pressurize it, then spray yourself.
It may sound weird ...
I'm an analytical chemist, here's how I would do it. Take a cooking thermometer, calibrate it and check the medical thermometer against it. This is why chemists (or students taking college chemistry) need to get good at algebra. It's not too difficult. But it's non-trivial. I'm going to work in Celsius so set your thermometers to Celsius mode. (It makes the ...
I make my own burritos with home-made tortillas, and reheat them from room temperature, from the fridge, and from frozen. There are two keys:
wrap the burrito in a paper towel. This absorbs any stray moisture instead of your tortilla doing that
use less than 100% power. This gives the heat a chance to even out throughout the burrito.
I will occasionally ...
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 the downstairs windows closed during the day, and if I don't need light close the curtains too, for better insulation and to reflect direct sunlight. That keeps ...
It isn't that you let the cooler air into your room; but, what also happened when you did that is the issue.
As you let the dryer cooler air into the room, you also let the warmer humid air in the room escape.
Cooler air is denser than warm air which helped displace the thinner, moist room air.
Otherwise, you were correct. Warm air holds more moisture than ...
@nielsnielsen already provides you a hack with the flexible tube and the ventilator.
However, the best / proper solution, (even if you do not have he rights to implement it - it is your friend's property) is to have (install) a window in the "bedroom" area (the same wall with the "door"). That window would allow the improper air to be ...
Typically these glass lids are mounted with a single bolt through the glass to the knob. I'd unscrew that, remove the knob, and in its place mount a piece of wood with a reasonable shape to use for a knob. So, spherical or cylindrical would be good for a start.
To mount it, I'd pre-drill a small diameter hole and then use a stainless steel wood screw (spax ...
As a mechanic this is what I like to do:
Let's say I didn't plug in the vehicle and it's parked outside. If I absolutely had no choice but to sit in the car and wait for it to warm up such as when I go to a restaurant with friends for a few hours and then leave during a cold snap.
Interior heat is set to full cold and fan off. This will help the coolant get ...
Get sewing clamps, or some small, but strong clamps, and clip them around the edges of the blanket and sheet. It might look a little funny to some, but it works. I use it to attach two blankets to my sheet, and it moves together. Each morning I lift one edge to spread it out and it's all connected. Good luck!
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 brightly,
after about a 1/2 hour I put my hand into the water. The top portion of the water
felt warm while water deeper in the pool felt cold. The bag surface also ...
My hands and feet seem to get cold when my body wants to conserve heat. Despite my body not feeling chilly, the problem goes away if I put on a sweater (slow) or drink a mug of hot water or tea (faster). But I don't imagine that will help if the problem is that the floor is cold.
I have tried everything. When the concrete/tiled floor is cold it makes my feet cold. It has nothing to do with circulation.
I bought some heated socks. They are life savers! They've changed my life. I charge the batteries every night and they last morning 'til night. Amazing things!
Most probe-type (<$20) digital medical thermometers are called disposable thermometers because they get out of calibration and there's no way to calibrate them, so they come in 10 to 100 packs, for medical professionals. They get out of calibration if dropped, if they get too hot, or after 2 years. Analog liquid-filled glass thermometers don't need ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 mix with the highest/warmest air. The cooled air up top will tend to fall lower and be replaced by the remaining somewhat warmer air in the room until it reaches ...
I suggest couple of more hacks to keep the pizza warm on the way home:
Hot water bottle - Works if you happen to be travelling from home or somewhere with a kettle to fill it up.
Picnic cool box if you have one, as it also keep the warmth inside.