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Old 02-23-2011, 01:52 PM
Location: Tricity, PL
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Originally Posted by ccornewell View Post
and if im getting ready to take a shower im not gonna pee in the toilet, the shower drain goes to the same place and urine helps prevent athletes foot. honest.

Hahaha! I am not so sure!
First, there's not enough urea in urine to do much good - typically only 2 to 2.5 percent.
Second, urea per se isn't what attacks the athlete's foot fungus; it mainly helps antifungals work.
Finally, unless you stopper the tub and let your feet soak, any contact you'd have in the shower would be brief.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:15 AM
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either way, its not making anything worse and im still gonna keep doin it! call it health, cheapness, or personal preference, its my shower and ill pee if i want to.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:25 AM
Location: Outer Space
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Our smartphones help save money in a lot of areas. It is our internet on the go, our GPS, and helps us communicate much better with Craigslist buyers and sellers (this is a huge, huge plus for us). My husband was skeptical when I bought a BB in November if we actually needed a smartphone or not, but it paid for itself in seconds in simple convenience. I'm selling the BB in a few days (good phone, but I don't want to pay the BB tax anymore) and we both have Optimus phones through dirt cheap Virgin Mobile now. Love them.
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Old 02-24-2011, 03:31 PM
Location: Torrance, CA
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Originally Posted by ragnarkar View Post
I don't pay for utilities directly (my landlord charges a fixed amount every week) so I have little incentive to make serious investments in water or energy saving devices. However, I'm still very mindful of turning off lights or the heat and conserving water..
Good your conserving water and energy, but wouldn't you mind talking to your landlord and re-negotiate that part with him/her? Say you install CFLs instead of old bulbs or the aquasaver in your toilet tank, this would be a win-win for both of you and he/she should be interested in saving money as well...
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:59 AM
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To those using some type of device in your toilet tank such as a jug you need to be careful not to put in something that's too big. I had placed a 2 liter jug filled with water in my tank but noticed that I often had to flush the toilet more than once sometimes to get things to go down. This basically caused me to flush the toilet too much using up even more water. I've switched to a smaller sized individual water bottle(filled with marble rocks). Now the toilet seems to flush normally. So if you have something in your tank and are having to flush more than once then whatever you have in your tank may be too large so switch to something smaller.
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:05 PM
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Water savings isn't an issue for us. We draw water from a creek and it ends up in the septic system a few hundred feet from the creek. Our water use has almost zero impact, other than the cost of pumping.

Our freezer is probably one of the better saving devices we have, since it allows us to shop on sale seasonally. For instance, ham is on sale for $1.18/lb. I bought an $8 one, cut it up, and have 16 4 oz. packages of ham for sandwiches comparable in flavor to deli ham, a 12oz section for a meal meat course for 3 or 4 people, a soup bone, and 6 4oz packs of fatback for greens and stews. At Thanksgiving, we do the same with frozen turkeys on sale.
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:39 AM
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Clothesline and drying rack.
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:02 PM
Location: Northern MN
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You didn't save if you paid for it.
If it was regularly $5 and you pay $3 you didn't save, you paid out $3.

If your on a septic system do not use these tank bricks and be careful using a low flow toilets as there may not be enough water to carry the waste to your septic tank or mound system. Over time this could plug up the line.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:10 AM
Location: Victoria TX
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Originally Posted by formercalifornian View Post
Clothesline and drying rack.

Right on. Fully solar-powered clothes dryer, holds a full load of wash, only $2.98.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:17 PM
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I like my solar powered flashlight but it probably doesn't save that much. If you use it 15 minutes a day instead of a 15 w bulb it takes nine months to save a dime. Of course compared to battery power it's a lot more. EZ Pass can save you a lot on tolls plus not having to stop.
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