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Lifehacking pics - Simples.

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    Works on android too!! :)




  • Use a bar of soap without all those chemicals. Linking them to all sorts now.

    When my Dove soap is down to the tiniest last unusable (in the shower) piece I slip that tiny piece into an old hand soap bottle with a tiny bit of water inside. There are enough soapy pieces and the water dilutes it enough to provide me with a nice Dove style hand soap for free. Other soaps work too of course. In fact I might have mixed in a small piece of another soap remains I found. Thats my life hack to dealing with the obvious waste of those tiny slivers of soap left behind which are too small to use :)




  • When my Dove soap is down to the tiniest last unusable (in the shower) piece I slip that tiny piece into an old hand soap bottle with a tiny bit of water inside. There are enough soapy pieces and the water dilutes it enough to provide me with a nice Dove style hand soap for free. Other soaps work too of course. In fact I might have mixed in a small piece of another soap remains I found. Thats my life hack to dealing with the obvious waste of those tiny slivers of soap left behind which are too small to use :)

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  • Mellor wrote: »
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    How do you make the soap stick ? That doesn't work and doubly doesn't work if you are trying to stick two different types of soap together. I know because I tried that since I was a kid and they dont merge like glue. Far better to collect all the slivers inside an empty liquid soap dispenser and add a drop of water. The end result is more hygienic than hand soap anyway.




  • How do you make the soap stick ? That doesn't work and doubly doesn't work if you are trying to stick two different types of soap together. I know because I tried that since I was a kid and they dont merge like glue. Far better to collect all the slivers inside an empty liquid soap dispenser and add a drop of water. The end result is more hygienic than hand soap anyway.

    I always do it, just use pressure and water, they stick together handily enough.


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  • I may have solved the worlds energy crisis!

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  • KAGY wrote: »
    What's gas cylinder for? can't see a place for a hob?

    Thats NOS




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  • cant see from the picture too well, but if that guy's hammock is made from the fence and not a bought hammock then he wins.

    In the picture it could be either.




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  • rubadub wrote: »
    I have a hobby that uses corn syrup and rye grains, most forums about it were dominated by US poaster.

    ;)




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    Here's how to do it

    looks like you can buy it in Designist Designist, 68 South Great Georges Street, Dublin 2

    I'm defo gonna give it a go, sick of my earbuds falling out!




  • I'm defo gonna give it a go, sick of my earbuds falling out!

    or try something like http://www.amazon.com/Far-End-Gear-FESG-Earphone/dp/B00AC9ANVA

    easier, more convenient and less risk or pulling your eardrums out.

    I have never been able to use in ear buds in my life, never had a pair to stay in more then a few seconds. til I got earphones with these grips, now they never fall out.




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    Im going to try that in the bathroom. Sick of having near boiling water coming from the hot tap, and near freezing water coming from the cold.




  • syklops wrote: »
    Im going to try that in the bathroom. Sick of having near boiling water coming from the hot tap, and near freezing water coming from the cold.
    Bit off topic, but worth turning the stat on your tank down to about 50C. Save cash, and safer..




  • Gokei wrote: »
    Bit off topic, but worth turning the stat on your tank down to about 50C. Save cash, and safer..

    Thanks for the tip, I'll look at it again, but as Im in an apartment block I think its centrally controlled. Will let you know.




  • Gokei wrote: »
    Bit off topic, but worth turning the stat on your tank down to about 50C. Save cash, and safer..
    Doesn't it mean that you end up using more water from the tank which balances out.

    eg
    Tank is at 50 degree. I want to use the sink/bath/shower with water at 50 degree. I take it straight from the hot tank.

    If the tank was at 100 degrees. I'd use half hot and half cold water.
    So it costs twice as much to heat the water twice as hot, but you use half as much.
    Doesn't it all cancel out?

    Note: I picked 50 and 100 to keep it simple, it holds true for all.

    Maybe heat losses would be less from the cooler tank. So some saving there, but its probably a lot smaller than you initially think




  • Newton's law of heat loss states that the rate of heat loss is related to the differential in temperature, so proportionally more heat is lost the higher the generation and storage temperature - it is not a linear relationship (I think it follows an exponential curve).

    You will also have similar increased losses in the boiler and pipework. Then factor in time - the longer you hold the water, the more energy is lost.

    These could easily add up to double digits, greater than you might think. You have to think of these things from an energy, not a temperature, point of view.

    There is no direct advantage of holding water over around 55degC (below this point there can be micro-biological risks, such as Legionella).


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  • b318isp wrote: »
    Newton's law of heat loss states that the rate of heat loss is related to the differential in temperature, so proportionally more heat is lost the higher the generation and storage temperature - it is not a linear relationship (I think it follows an exponential curve).
    for conduction it's linear Q=UAdT dT =delta temperature Q=heat transfer
    for radiation it's the difference in forth power of the absolute temperatures of the thing and it's surroundings - Stefan's Law not a biggie unless you paint it black
    for convection , break out the heavy maths ,

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  • for conduction it's linear Q=UAdT dT =delta temperature Q=heat transfer
    for radiation it's the difference in forth power of the absolute temperatures of the thing and it's surroundings - Stefan's Law not a biggie unless you paint it black
    for convection , break out the heavy maths ,

    OK, and were talking mainly about radiated losses from the boiler, distribution system and HW tank.

    As a BTW, I find it crazy that many houses have the hot taps and radiator pipework is uninsulated it crazy. It is good to have the hot tank well lagged, but there is a further opportunity in the distribution system.




  • Never mind the equations, when a child puts their hands under anything over 50, you'll know about it.. safety first, count the pennies second.




  • There is a risk of legionella developing in warm water that isn't heated to above a certain temperature at regular intervals. I stand open to be corrected but I think in Ireland this is considered to be 60 degrees.

    The way to prevent scalding is with a thermostatic mixing valve.

    Edit: PS: I know this is very "un-life-hacking" but I think it's important!




  • Stinicker wrote: »
    I may have solved the worlds energy crisis!

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    Cat will hover because of quantum indecision


    Brilliant




  • Cut out side of milk container and use bottom to hold paint with built in handle and paint brush holder!

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  • The Beverage Boat! :D

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  • Long but good

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  • Thanks for posting those old pics from the old cigarette packs.
    nice to read.


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    The sun will absorb the moisture? I'll bet the boys and girls at CERN didn't know it can do that.


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