It's a small but very real frustration: you want a chilled drink, but you open the freezer only to see nothing but empty ice trays. Fortunately, there's a simple way to make ice cubes quickly—use hot water. Yup, you read that correctly. Hot water freezes more rapidly than cold.
Things aren't looking good for Uber after its driverless experiment in Pittsburgh soured relations with local authorities. Surprised? Me neither.
Jim Twamley, Professor of RVing, shows you how to do essential RV maintenance by cleaning out the hot water tank. It is recommended that the hot water tank is cleaned at least once a year, or more if it is more heavily used. This procedure will remove dirt and scale that can shorten the life of your tank. Follow the simple instructions outlined in this instructional RV maintenance video to learn how to flush the RV hot water tank.
In this video, we learn to prevent dry skin by avoiding very hot water. Make sure when you take a bath or shower, you don't use very hot water. Use warm water, which will keep moisture in your skin. Hot water will reduce the moisture from your skin, which will make your skin itchy if you have a rash. Also, if you take a bath, make sure you don't add in any oil and that you use only warm water. When you are done with your shower or bath, pat yourself dry and apply moisture right away so you do...
How convenient are those boiling-hot water taps they have at some hotels and restaurants for coffee-making and such? It's not too hard to install one in your own home, and this video will teach you step-by-step how to do it yourself.
Want to make a Caffè Americano like a champion barista? There are few skills as sure to win you friends as being able to make a really excellent cup of coffee. And all it takes to make a really great cup of coffee is knowledge of the proper technique, knowledge that can be won by watching free video coffee making lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started making this coffee drink yourself, watch this video guide.
This is a great video about how to unclog your toilet without a plunger. The author of this video explains which ways she tried to unclog her toilet initially, and how they failed without any results. She then tells you how you can unclog your toilet with dish soap and some hot water, which actually works. If you are facing the same problem with your toilet, just try the method explained in this video and see if it actually works or not. Also, use this method to unblock a sink without a plung...
Melted chocolate has many uses and there are several ways of melting chocolate. In this how to video Chef Paul explains the process of melting chocolate. You can use a simulated double boiler with two bowls or the microwave to temper chocolate.
This video shows the basic plumbing techinque of installing a hot water heater relief valve
If you want to curl your kinky twists or your braids in your hair, it's easily done with some rollers and hot water. Watch this two-part hairstyling tutorial to learn the tricks and the details on curling your twists and braids. It's really easy, easier than styling the twists and braids!
Keep the hot water heater control valve free of moisture by installing a drip leg.
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to create zones in a hot water system. Steps:
Tired of waiting for hot water? Danny shows three methods for easing the problem. Including a hot water recirculation pump, proper water heater maintenance, and a tankless water heater, these solutions will have your water running hot in no time.
Remember that your hot water heater is an excellent source of drinking water that you can use during emergencies. To access the water, learn how by checking out this video. Use hot water from your heater for disasters.
This video shows you how to light a gas hot water heater. The process is simple if you follow the steps in order and don't worry, most water heaters have directions on the side as well.
Install the pipe fittings of the hot water heater.
A short demonstration on how to build a compost powered hot shower. This is a part of the greater effort for permaculture in desert living.
Many old water heaters don't meet today's safety standards. Since they are often placed in basements or garages, they are sometimes near combustible items and can start fires. Here is the process for installing a new, safer water heater. Replace your hot water heater.
In this tutorial, learn how to photograph a real, moving water splash without using Photoshop. This video will show you exactly what to set your camera on, what supplies and lighting you will need and how to arrange your shot.
Watch this instructional painting video to paint a hot red peony with watercolors on Chinese rice paper. This fluid style of painting takes lot of practice and does not allow for mistakes. Every brush stroke counts. Get out some newsprint to practice painting these beautiful peony flowers.
Faking shots in water polo is a great way to keep defense off balance. Fake shots will often send defenders off to one or the other side. Losing the defenders during the fake allows you to get the open shot on goal. Water polo offensive techniques are designed to create more space between you and the defender.
Mimicking reality in Photoshop is a pain, but it's certainly achievable and quite laudable if you do a fine job. If you would like to create lifelike water reflections using Photoshop, this tutorial is the place to go. Check out the video to learn how to create photo-realistic light reflections in water.
Make homemade trading cards of your family! These won't look exactly like baseball cards, or even feel like them, but they're cute and somewhat artsy depictions of your favorite photographs. You only need a few items (listed below), but make sure you have a nice photograph to transfer over. It won't look exactly like the picture, but it will look roughly hand drawn, but not quite. Definitely an interesting paper craft. Try it out. Experiment.
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install an air valve for a hot-water heating system.
A few tips to make life on the mountain easier, such as the value of placing a Nalgene bottle full of hot water in a sleeping bag. This is shot from Mt Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa. Throwing a Nalgene water bottle in your sleeping bag can add a great element of warmth to your camp. Keep sleeping bags warm with hot Nalgene water bottles.
There are few things more relaxing than a hot shower after a long hard day of toil, and there are few times when people are so vulnerable or oblivious to the possibility of a little practical joke. A splash of almost freezing water will feel even colder within the warm security of a good shower. Watch this video pranking tutorial and learn how to ruin someone's hot shower with a hit of ice water. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!
The Leidenfrost Effect: “a phenomenon in which a liquid, in near contact with a mass significantly hotter than the liquid’s boiling point, produces an insulating vapor layer which keeps that liquid from boiling rapidly”. It looks pretty spectacular captured at 3000 frames-per-second (almost as spectacular as when the same principle is applied to the human hand). Previously, Hand Fully Submerged in Liquid Nitrogen (OUCH... right?)
In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you will learn how to winterizing your boat engine block. For this you will need some screwdrivers, compressed air and a flexible hose if you have a hot water heater system on the boat. First you got to drain out all the water inside the engine. Remove the two plugs from the block and one plug from the sea pot as shown in the video and drain out all the water. Be careful and don't drop the seals while removing the plugs from the engine. While the wate...
In this video from ExtremeBartending, you can learn how to heat up and serve warm brandy, a classic drink, which is particularly nice to sip on a cold night. The video offers three separate ways to achieve your warm brandy, using hot water in a brandy snifter to warm the glass, and then pouring in the brandy, putting hot water in a separate glass, and then resting your brandy snifter on that, or finally, a bold method that actually involves setting the brandy on fire!
Enjoy hot chocolate during the stifling summer months by putting it on ice. To make iced hot chocolate, you will need:
Take the chill out of a cold day with a hot toddy. Learn how to make one with this bartending video. To make the hot toddy, you will need:
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make "hot ice". Begin by adding water into a pan and heat it until it’s simmering, but not boiling. Add the sodium acetate to the water. Keep adding the sodium acetate until the water cannot dissolve it anymore. Stir constantly. Now pour the solution into a glass or container. Do not pour in any undissolved crystals. Place the solution into the refrigerator for 45 minutes. Now pour the solution into a container. The liquid will instantly turn into ...
Ingredients for Hiyashi Chuka (serves 2)
Patricia Aaron shows us how to safely pickle peppers. Pickling is one of the earliest known methods of preserving food. She starts by describing the various types of peppers.
How can hot water form beautiful quartz crystals? This mine is red Georgia clay, with veins of minerals running through it. The veins are hydrothermal. Hydro means water. Thermal means heat. So the veins were caused by hot water. But how could hot water form quartz crystals?
Learn how to mix the colonial classic 'hot buttered rum'. A great drink for Christmas or cold weather.
If you've been wondering how to clean your silver, this video will show you a simple way to do it using products you have laying around. To do this, you will need baking soda, aluminum foil, hot water, and your dirty silver of course. First heat up water so it's close to boiling, not just hot water from the sink. Pour this into a large bowl to fit your silver, then grab sheets of heavy duty foil. Place the foil into the large bowl along with a few cups of baking soda. After this, place your s...
Eddie teaches the secrets of designing your own clothes & mix dying your clothes. First mix together 1 tablespoon golden yellow, 1/2 teaspoon sunshine orange, 1/2 cup salt and 4 cups of hot water. Dip a piece of cloth to check the color, add more dye to make it darker or some water to make it lighter. Pour the dye solution in a big container with water, add some detergent and batter to mix the dye well. Put you plain shirt in hot water for sometime, squeeze it out and put it in the container ...
In this how-to segment from the RV Today video archives Stew Oleson shows us how to replace an RV thermostat. As all experienced RVers know, everybody wants to have hot water when you're out there RVing but you don't want it too hot. Check out this RV tutorial video to learn how to install an adjustable thermostat for your RV to keep the water temperature just the way you like it.
Australian native Scott's biggest concern is water conservation. By overhauling his bathroom, hot water, heater and backyard, Scott saves $360 a year on water costs. Learn how you can save money and conserve water by renovating your plumbing with this how to video.