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Take a bucket full of water (the bigger the diameter is, the better) and push your inflated inner tube into the water - section for section. As long as the hole isn't like really, really tiny, you will see some bubbles right away. With tiny holes you need some steady hands, more time and a good pair of eyes. Small bubbles are hard to spot. For easiest ...


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Use soapy water if you don't have where to submerge the tire: Take soap and some water and make soapy water solution (liquid soap dissolves faster) Start to apply soapy water on the tire with your hand When you put soapy water on the hole you will see soap bubbles appearing. At the same time you can feel the air flow with your hand. Wet hand becomes more ...


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The priceless component in this operation is a simple plug timer: The price on these can go from anywhere from $5 for simple rotary models to $30 for high end digital models. The fun part is that you can plug just about anything into them and have it turn on when you're ready to wake up in the morning. Some things you may already have at home that can ...


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There are "vibrating watches" for this. They're wristwatches that vibrate when your alarm goes off. Or take wireless headphone (earplug) for using it with your phone. Good luck for that :)


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The Super Peeler Warning: only do this outside This method takes some time to prepare, but you only have to prepare it once and every other time you do it, it will be ready. You need a bucket, a hose, a drill, and a new toilet bowl brush. Drill a hole in the bottom of the brush's handle and keep the drill there. Spin the brush a few times to make sure it ...


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You may need to use water, as others have said, but before you do that.... Get the tube and partially inflate it Hold the tube to your ear and slowly rotate it When you hear the air hissing out, you have found the hole. Not only is this quicker than water, it also works out on the road (as there never seems to be a bucket of water around when you need it).


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this will sound ridiculous, but bear with me.When I have a specific time that I HAVE to wake up at (say for a flight or train), before I go to bed I will repeat to myself "I need to wake up at 6:30" about ten or fifteen times and it may not wake me up right at that time, but I will generally wake up within about +/- 15 minutes of the intended time. I ...


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Get a locker at the gym that you can leave things in during the day. Leave your towel & swim suit hanging there during the day and pick them up (mostly or completely dry) on the way home. Use a swimmer's towel. They work very well when wet, yet wring out and dry quickly. Still leaves the suit wet, though. Get a large Zip-lock™ (or other brand of sliding ...


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How much time do you have? I can save you a lot of effort... Take your shirt and thoroughly wet it in the sink/tub. Wring/squeeze all the water out of it that you can. Toss it in the dryer with a (clean, dry) towel or two. Dry for 10-20 minutes, depending on material. Put your shirt on. Just throwing it in the dryer works somewhat, but wetting it down ...


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Leave the skins on, thats where the vitamins and fiber are. People pay stupid amounts of money for potatoes with skins on from processed food manufacturers and we get potatoes from the store and peel the best bit off..!


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Methods I use with quotes from WikiHow: Pour the contents from cup to cup. This may take sometimes. Chilling the mug beforehand works wonders. Take your drink and pour it from one cup to the other cup. If your cup goes higher, then more air will go through it, making it colder. Don't make your cup go too high, after pouring, it might bounce a few ...


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Make coffee ice cubes and keep in the freezer, that way you won't dilute your coffee when putting them in. If you have your coffee in a mug with a sealable lid then shake it, once the cubes are in, for even cooler coffee. Alternative: you could choose to drink ice coffee. Answers on other Stack Exchange sites: https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/...


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Perhaps you're thinking about this the wrong way. Rather boil water quickly, try to have a large quantity of boiling/hot water on hand. Get a giant thermos, you can usually find these at Asian supermarkets. They look like this: They'll hold about a gallon or more of water, depending on the model, and keep it near-boiling for quite some time. I use one at ...


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There's still a chance of ruining your bedding, if you have health problems (or poor control), but drink a significant amount of liquid just before bed time. Your bladder will very insistently wake you in the morning. This will probably take some trial and error to get the timing and amount just right and avoid waking up too early or late, but as long as ...


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I hang all my t-shirts on hangers in a closet. They are never wrinkled (provided I pull them out of the dryer soon after it turns off).


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Since everyone rely on having a dryer (which I don't have) I'll suggest a different solution. You can carefully fold the shirt and sit on it, your body temperature will do the rest. You have to wait a while though... I used to do this before going out: we met at my place, dine and then leave. While dining the shirt was on the chair I was sitting on. It will ...


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Something tells me you have already forgotten this one so here are some tips to help you not forget again: Set an alarm on your watch/phone for the last month Additionally set multiple alarms on your computer for the last month Use one or two online calendars/reminders to notify you by email in the last month Tell a friend to remind you of it in the last ...


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I don't think you'll be able to solve this without additional tools (plus you tagged it with substitute tools), so I've come up with a device which should solve your problem. You'll require some string, and a collar. You'll want to tie the string around the collar, and then put the collar on your neck. When you need to put a belt on someone, you tie the ...


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At most bike shops here they sell this: It is like a box with small very light balls in them. Just move it along the tire and the balls will start to jump at the hole


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If you boil the potatoes first, you can peel them by simply rubbing the skin off of them. (And you are not likely to require medical attention with this technique!) It's explained nicely at this link from Creek Line House. They say it takes about two seconds per potato. I've used this method myself. It works. If you can handle the hot potatoes (use a rag or ...


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I use an light-alarmclock which slowly wakes me using light which slowly gets brighter. It is amazing, every morning I wake up as if I were on holiday and the sun shines into the bedroom. Works every day, but I have the version with the build in radio just in case. http://www.lumie.com/collections/light-therapy-waking


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Make sure you put a cover on the can. Not a tight cover; just something to keep the top of the water from losing heat (see this question). If that's still not fast enough for you, you have a few options: Leave a full kettle over a low flame all day long, turn it up when you need hot water. You just pay for the cost of the energy required to keep it hot, ...


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The quickest overall method is this: Pull the tube from the tire and pump it up well above the volume it would be inside the tire. Then (in a quiet place) rotate the tube past your ear. You will almost certainly be able to find the general location of the leak by hearing the hiss, then explore more closely with your finger, keeping your ear close to the ...


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Take a damp (clean) towel and put it in the dryer with the wrinkled shirt and dry it on low to medium heat for 10 minutes. The moisture and heat will relax the fibers in the shirt and take out the majority of the wrinkles. The towel will prevent the shirt from getting too hot and burning. After you take the shirt out, put it on immediately, or hang it up to ...


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If you don't mind destroying the book: cut off the binding. Now you have a stack of loose pages you can run through a document feeder. Or you can build a book scanner. I've seen scanners that include an automatic page flipper, but even by hand, you should be able to scan up to 1 page spread per second.


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Tim asks (in response to Mooseman's answer): Is warm water safe [if you] get it out in the morning and eat in the evening...? If you need to reduce the defrosting time a bit but don't need the meat immediately, just submerge the chicken in a water-filled metal container and put it in your refrigerator. The water will improve heat conduction without ...


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Yes, I've had similar issues! One thing you might try: How to Talk to a Live Person: Every Customer Support Number You'll Ever Need, though I don't see a number for BoA and the list is two years old. Would someone please update and maintain it? You might also try hitting the # or 0 key repeatedly, which sometimes will get a human being on the line, but ...


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For truly hard to wake people, there are bed shakers: http://www.sonicalert.com/Sonic-Bomb-with-Super-Shaker-TM-p/sbb500ss.htm The bed shaker portion (the part on the left hand of the photo) is put under the pillow or mattress or affixed to the bed frame. Think of the motel "magic fingers" on steroids when it alarms. It's guaranteed to wake even the dead.


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I think this might be the most effective way:


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