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Increase lifetime of fluorescent tubes
October 2019

Increase lifetime of fluorescent tubes

Fluorescent tubes are not designed to be turned on and off at all times. (LSR = fluorescent tube) The physical background: When the LSR is ignited, 2 filaments are heated in the LSR to create charged...

Insulate old windows inexpensively
October 2019

Insulate old windows inexpensively

In old buildings are often old and leaky windows or doors. These can be inexpensively improved in their heat balance with simple measures. 1st window seal: Old windows have no seal between frame and...

Sow cress and harvest easily
October 2019

Sow cress and harvest easily

I always do that in compostable egg cartons. In the individual wells I give a soaked piece of the compostable material. That comes from the packs that sell tomatoes that are pretty smooth. But of...

Ballpoint pen dried
October 2019

Ballpoint pen dried

Dried tips of ballpoint pens can easily be made workable again! First, the pen is taken apart. Then you take a lighter and warmed the writing tip of the mine carefully with the flame. In between,...

Charge all battery types
October 2019

Charge all battery types

Contrary to popular belief, special "CCS" fast chargers *, such as Conrad offers, not just recharge batteries. This even makes it possible to charge ALL battery types up to fifteen times. Also...

Saving energy with the dishwasher
October 2019

Saving energy with the dishwasher

My tip is of course the term washing machine at absurdum, because you have to be present during the washing process, and wait for the drying. I think that drying consumes the most electrical energy....

Heat properly in winter
October 2019

Heat properly in winter

Contrary to popular opinion, it is better to set a conventional thermostat gas heating to level 2 (if it is really nasty cold 3) and always start, even if you are one-day away and at night. Then the...

Energy-saving bulbs: which ones replace which standard bulbs?
October 2019

Energy-saving bulbs: which ones replace which standard bulbs?

A common prejudice against energy saving bulbs is that they are not as bright as the "conventional" ones. That's not true, as long as you stick to the following table during the "conversion"...

Kocher-Vienna
October 2019

Kocher-Vienna

Hello, in the time where I had a few days no cooking facilities (stove), I've come up with something more or less useful. Wiener cooking in the kettle. The: - saves time with only 2 minutes cooking...

Plastic flowerpots for moving - free in the cemetery
October 2019

Plastic flowerpots for moving - free in the cemetery

I got 4 decayed plants that I had to put into plastic flowerpots. Since my dad always picks up such things, I asked him. And now come. He gets the flowerpots in the cemetery! It happens again and...