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Old 03-04-2008, 01:03 AM
 
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Just wanted to know if anybody in here has the new washers that save money on your water bill and electricity, I know water bill are more money in here than in NJ just wanted to know if they save water by having one of this new washing machines that cost about 1200.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:43 AM
 
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"energy star" FRONT LOADER. Whirlpool has a good one and the dryer is stackable. You'd be amazed what the thing holds. I've mashed a full set of queen sheets into it. Not recommended but it can be done. They claim 13 prs. of jeans. Not like the old top loader compacts. My only problem with mine is because it's computerized. In an apt., if it's on the same circuit as your computer, the control panel could get messed up. This is true of any of the high end machines that operate by computer. I'd definitely go for it. If you need a full size machine stick to the front loaders. That's why they use them in other countries, much less water consumption.

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Just wanted to know if anybody in here has the new washers that save money on your water bill and electricity, I know water bill are more money in here than in NJ just wanted to know if they save water by having one of this new washing machines that cost about 1200.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:54 AM
 
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Great thanks for your help I will go for those to save on water and electricity.
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:19 PM
 
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I bought these machines too. They really are great. Water and electricity consumption is greatly reduced. I believe they actually wash a regular load in 1, yes 1 gallon of water. Low flush toilets are also a great water saver.
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Old 03-06-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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The new washers and dryers are worth the investment. The low flush toilet suck! Especially when you have to flush them several times. They should string the up the person that came up with them. Keep the government out of the bathrooms!!
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Old 03-06-2008, 07:57 PM
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The low flush toilet suck! Especially when you have to flush them several times. They should string the up the person that came up with them. Keep the government out of the bathrooms!!
The other alternative is to drink lots of water so that the tur..errr.. never mind!
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:07 PM
 
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"energy star" FRONT LOADER. Whirlpool has a good one and the dryer is stackable. You'd be amazed what the thing holds. I've mashed a full set of queen sheets into it. Not recommended but it can be done. They claim 13 prs. of jeans. Not like the old top loader compacts. My only problem with mine is because it's computerized. In an apt., if it's on the same circuit as your computer, the control panel could get messed up. This is true of any of the high end machines that operate by computer. I'd definitely go for it. If you need a full size machine stick to the front loaders. That's why they use them in other countries, much less water consumption.
We just bought front loading GE washer and dryer,stackable,ours are,so quite you have to look to see if they are running.Both are very efficient and were not that expensive,about $450 for washer and around 400 for dryer.does job with very little water.
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:38 PM
 
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Thank you guys for your advice I will purchase those washers.
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Old 03-06-2008, 10:07 PM
 
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The low flushers only sock when thing get messy in there (sorry folks). For your standard trip to the washroom they are just fine. Overall you save.
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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The new washers and dryers are worth the investment. The low flush toilet suck! Especially when you have to flush them several times. They should string the up the person that came up with them. Keep the government out of the bathrooms!!
Believe it not, I've done a lot of research on toilets because, like you, I think it's waste (haha) to have to flush more than once - that doesn't save water and it's aggravating! Gerber makes a toilet with a pressure assisted flush that will flush virtually anything on the first flush. I had to go to Kentucky to pick it up because none were available here, but it has totally been worth it.
I had it installed and the kids and I tested it the first day when my DH was at work. We started flushing small things and worked our way up to a small, cut up, watermelon. It was hilarious! We've had this toilet for ten years now and it's never once been clogged, it flushes everything on the first flush, but it is loud.

When my parents, in Florida, needed a new toilet I intended to buy them the same one, but the plumber I contacted said that Kohler had a tall toilet that worked as well as the the Gerber, but was much quieter and might be better for older people. I contracted with him to put the Kohler in their place and it really does flush everything the first time with less noise. They've had it for over a year now with no complaints. So there are low flush toilets that actually do the job, but you have to do a little research to find them. I hope this helps!
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