Tips-A2Z home page


Most recently added tips


Tip: Main > Living > Clothing > Zippers : Try clip on zippers which you can purchase cheaply online. Use the correct size or it won't work properly. May work better if you clip the replacement zipper on a section of the zip that has already […] thesource (349)

Tip: Main > Living > Clothing > Zippers : Fly zip keeps coming down. Loop a keyring onto the zip puller, and hook the keyring over the top button when the zip is fully done up to hold it closed. thesource (349)

Tip: Main > Living > Clothing > Zippers : Zips are not being joined together can be fixed by repairing any teeth which are out of alignment with a pair of pliers, and/or tightening the zipper clasp with a pair of pliers so that it can better […] thesource (349)

Tip: Main > Living > Clothing > Zippers : Broken zipper pull can be replaced with a paper clip or a key ring. thesource (349)

Tip: Main > Living > Clothing > Zippers : Stuck zip: Try lubricating the region where the zip is stuck with graphite from a pencil, or some other lubricant. thesource (349)

Tip: Main > Health > Diet & Nutrition > Allergies : East asians and lactose intolerance: If you have asian ancestry and have stomach pains with milk, then you may have insufficient lactase, the enzyme that breaks down lactose. This is very likely if […] kellyjones00 (593)

Tip: Main > Living > Food & drink > Food and cooking : Stirfrying vegies: lightly microwave hard vegies like broccoli, pak choi stems, carrots, and green beans, before adding them to the allium / spice mix if you want a faster stirfry. kellyjones00 (593)

Tip: Main > Health > Sleep : Blue light interferes with melatonin production. This affects sleepiness. See: […] kellyjones00 (593)

Tip: Main > Test : <script>alert("test")</script> thesource (349)

Tip: Main > Household > Hot glue gun : Join electrical wires by first stripping the insulation off the ends of two wires, and twisting the wires together. Then seal them together with hot glue. This will also insulate the wires. thesource (349)

Tip: Main > Building & fixing > Electrical > Extra-low voltage : Safety precautions: 1. Working with solar panel arrays: - First cover modules with tied-on blankets, to prevent an electrical current from being produced. A nominally 72V dc system can produce a […] kellyjones00 (593)

Tip: Main > Building & fixing > Electrical > Extra-low voltage : Within Australia and New Zealand, extra-low voltage is <120V dc ripple-free and <50V ac. Anyone who knows how can install and/or work on extra-low voltage wiring. Anything above that voltage r […] kellyjones00 (593)

Tip: Main > Automotive > Mechanics : How to avoid getting ripped off by a car mechanic:
  • Do your own car services.
  • Or, if you can't do all repairs, at least do easy tasks like renewing spark plugs, engine air filter, and fuses […] kellyjones00 (593)

    Tip: Main > Health > Health care : Blood sample extraction tip: To find veins more easily, especially for a fasting blood test, have a couple of hot cups of herbal tea half an hour beforehand. kellyjones00 (593)

    Tip: Main > Technology > Small engines : How to easily measure when to change the oil in the generator: Time how many hours the generator takes to empty a full petrol tank, then calculate how many times you can refill the tank before an oi […] kellyjones00 (593)

    Tip: Main > Household > Maintenance & repair > Painting > Brushes : Miscellaneous tips:
  • Load the brush by dabbing the tip into a shallow dish of paint a couple of centimetres deep, several times. This forces paint onto many of the bristles, instead of the only ou […] kellyjones00 (593)

    Tip: Main > Health > Optics/glasses/spectacles : Cleaning your glasses: NEVER clean your lenses when they are dry. If the lenses are dry then you will grind dust into the lenses, causing them to scratch. It is best to first rinse the glasses off […] thesource (349)

    Tip: Main > Health > Optics/glasses/spectacles : If you don't have your glasses and you are near-sighted (can't focus on the distance) then you can use the camera on your phone to focus on what is distant, and view the image on your phone. thesource (349)

    Tip: Main > Building & fixing > Building > Wet areas > Tiling : General tips for tiling: 1. Tiling is about an orderly repeated pattern. To aid in keeping tiles aligned neatly, draw a grid on the wall, based on the tile size plus grout gap. For floor tiling, la […] kellyjones00 (593)

    Tip: Main > Technology > Audio > Headphones : Open back headphones may have a better soundstage, but may offer less noise isolation. thesource (349)

    Tip: Main > Technology > Audio > Headphones > Earbuds : Tip size: Use the largest size tip on your earbuds that is comfortable. The better the seal, the better the sound will be. Each ear may require a different size tip. thesource (349)

    Tip: Main > Health > Environment > Dire situations > Extreme weather > Bushfires : Fire fighting equipment list:— A minimum of 10,000L water (e.g. rain tanks, dams). — Do not rely on mains water, because town pressure can drop in emergencies — Drinking water (3 […] kellyjones00 (593)

    Tip: Main > Health > Environment > Dire situations > Extreme weather > Bushfires : Emergency kit: For surviving the day/s of fire, and up to four days afterwards. - AM/FM radio with spare batteries. - Waterproof torch and spare batteries. - Phone and recharger and/or portable cha […] kellyjones00 (593)

    Tip: Main > Health > Environment > Dire situations > Extreme weather > Bushfires : Bushfire readiness:
  • Prepare a written plan well in advance, based on defending your shelter or evacuating to a safer place.
  • Written plan includes: 1. Mitigation (3-4 months before fire se […] kellyjones00 (593)

    Tip: Main > Health > Optics/glasses/spectacles > Sunglasses : Different color lenses are for different purposes: - Black, gray, smoke, or mirror lenses are best for bright conditions. The color that you see through the lens remain similar to what you normally s […] thesource (349)

    Tip: Main > Health > Optics/glasses/spectacles > Sunglasses : Sunglasses should be 100% UV resistant, as well as polarized (unless you are flying aircraft), and should wrap around your face so that light cannot get around the side of the frame. Test if they are […] thesource (349)

    Tip: Main > Automotive > Driving : Driving in fog: - Use low beam. Using high beam will only light up the fog in front of the car, making it more difficult to see. - Drive more slowly. - Open the windows slightly, and listen for tr […] thesource (349)

    Tip: Main > Health > Optics/glasses/spectacles : Polycarbonate lenses can produce slightly less sharp images than plastic or glass lenses, but are thinner, lighter, stronger, and more scratch resistant. They are also UV resistant. Glass is the best […] thesource (349)

    Tip: Main > Health > Optics/glasses/spectacles : Don't buy your glasses at a "boutique" store, or you will pay many times more than what you need to. Get your prescription only, and make sure the optometrist records your "pupillary distance" (PD) o […] thesource (349)