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Old 07-21-2017, 04:13 AM
 
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You can get away with cold water bathes during the summer..may not be good during the winter.
But it can always be used for flushing toilets.
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:30 AM
 
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The average home gardener spends more than they gain.
I think the trick is to plant pricey fruits & veggies. I would never grow potatoes, except exotic varieties, because they're so inexpensive to buy. But growing kumquats, satsumas, oranges, strawberries, blackberries, tomatoes, etc., are worth it because they're fairly inexpensive to grow, but are costly to buy. I'm less sure about veggies, since I'm not crazy about them, so can buy large frozen bags of them to do me for a long time. But if someone has a family that eats enuf expensive veggies, it might be worth it.
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:32 AM
 
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Why just your kids? Why don't YOU take baths in that water?
You know, if it's only a partial tub's worth of cold water, you can then fill it up with hot water, and the water should be warm.
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:34 AM
 
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If you have an older toilet put a gallon or 1/2 gal plastic milk jug filled with water in the basin and you will save that amount of water when you flush.
WARNING: Do not do this. It might crack the tank. I did that, and it did create a fine crack in the tank. I tried everything to repair it, but it could not be repaired. I had to replace the toilet.

Be very careful putting any weight on china or enamel items like toilets. I don't even put things on the top of the tank for a shelf.
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:43 AM
 
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Never thought of toilet cracking. Glad I didn't do that.
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