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Tricking your scale to weigh more.

November 8, 2010 - 12:38pm -- sschmidt58

I recall someone trying to weigh more than their digital scale would allow. Mine only weighs 11 pounds but I have tricked it to weigh 21 pounds when needed. It's a little inconvenient but does work on many scales and doesn't impact accuracy (too much). 

Most scales show a negative when something is removed and will also show zero when the scale is turned on with weight present. If yours does then this may work for you too.

Step 1: Weigh a container of something (water?) to equal 10 pounds.

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