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  1. How to clean styrofoam inside toilet tank / cistern?

    The only reason to clean  acistern is, when the outlet valve doesn't close correctly. We have the type of cistern that is located in the wall. When the valve started making problems because of the lime, I removed all the plastic stuff, closed the inlet valve, emptied the cistern and filled it with 60°C hot water and one liter of citric acid. I left the acid in for three hours. Problem solved. The brown stuff you may see in the lime is iron. It's not dangerous. It may only cause deposits, thus the water works tries to remove as much iron as possible. What is not removed may deposit in your kettle or cistern. I never cleaned a cistern just because the inside looks dirty. Keep it closed and you will not see the "dirt".
  2. Raising kids as vegetarians in Germany

    Just read in a newspaper, that men who rarely eat meat, more often experience depressive mood. (possibly the reason why men like barbeque, women take pills, men eat steak)
  3. Gold coins at face value - how is it possible?

    The weight of the coin is 17g. 17g gold cost 600€. You pay 1000€. Bad idea
  4. Gold coins at face value - how is it possible?

    Tungsten inside?
  5. Is it worth repairing a radio?

    It's your radio and your money. Only you can decide, whether it is worth to be repaired. I have a 20 year old car. Others suggested to get a new one and don't spent thousends to repair it. It's my money and I can do what I want with it.  
  6. What's got you flummoxed today?

    We bought this one. It was installed when the house was built. Beside the toilet we have two outlets. One for power and one for water. I am a little hesitant with making connections to the water tubes. If you do something wrongly with electricity you are only dead. If a connection on the water side is not correct, it may fail while you are not in the house. Can produce a real mess. Some remarks: constant water temperature (38°C)  is ok, the strength of the water jet can be adjusted, with the stuff I am eating I always need full power. Air dry is not necessary, since you have to check with toilet paper, whether your cleaning efforts were successfull. I have yet to see a toilet with a camera. You could then sent the picture to your smartphone for inspection. However, as we have already learned from another thread, the use of a smartphone in the vicinity, could increase the risk of a blocked tube.
  7. What's got you flummoxed today?

    @optimista: No need to wait 15 years. Buy a wash-let. We have one for 10 years now. Best investment ever. Only people who clean their hands with dry paper instead of water don't need it. Life without a washlet is possible, but not desirable.
  8. What made you smile today?

    Boston imports Sibirian gas to keep the houses warm. Siberian Gas by Way of London Rescues Chilly Boston " Not many people had expected the U.S. to turn to Europe for natural gas this winter. Yet the polar chill that gripped the U.S. East Coast this month, and sent spot prices to records, has led to a tanker loading a cargo of liquefied natural gas in the U.K. for Boston, some of which was likely produced by a project in Siberia targeted by U.S. financial curbs."   How much of this gas do they have to burn to gasify the rest? Isn't it pretty cold there?
  9. Touching buttocks of women

    Assange is already 6 years in "jail." I think that's because he is a white man. Muslims get much less for gang rape in Sweden:  
  10. Touching buttocks of women

    For the smartphone generation: Save the consent about sexual intercourse in a blockchain. Saves the notary.
  11. What made you groan today?

    You threw your sanitary napkin into the bowl, didn't you?
  12. What made you groan today?

    When toilets are installed in a cellar, they need a pumping station. To garantee safe operation with small tubes a shredder installed before the tube. Why not use a shredder with normal toilets?
  13. Do Germans take some health supplements regularly?

    We always go on holidays in November and fly to the other side of the equator. No blankets or warm clothes necessary, only sunglasses. Vitamin D problem solved.
  14. I would be very reluctant to replace a 10A fuse with a 16A. Do you know whether the wires and outlets are strong enough to handle 16A? Newer house have circuit brakers. The German word for them is "Leitungsschutzschalter". They are there to avoid that the cables melt in case the current is too high.  
  15. What's got you flummoxed today?

    42 of the 50 most dangerous cities in the World (except towns in war zones) are in Latin America, 4 are in the USA and 4 in South Africa.