FRUGAL ELECTRIC & WATER SAVINGS

FRUGAL WATER SAVINGS FROM RIA: I am trying to cut costs in the house as much as possible, winter is coming and the fuel bill will not be lower this year.

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    R NORTH
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    FROM RIA: I am trying to cut costs in the house as much as possible,

    winter is coming and the fuel bill will not be lower this year.



    I have put in a low flow shower head from home depot, the plastic one

    that can't be changed to a higher flow - results: well its better than

    the old style from central maine power years ago, this one puts out

    water at a high velocity so it does get soap out of hair. I replaced

    the sink and dripping faucet with a single ball style faucet. We now

    have a low flow toilet, it actually works better than the old one that

    used over 3 gallons of water, this is 1.6 gal with styrofoam insert so

    guess its down to 1.4 gal. I spent a lot of time talking to the people

    at home depot about the toilets. Go for the ones with the largest

    holes (so stuff can get out easier), HD has their toilets rated the

    higher the number the more efficent for flushing.



    My electric bill has really peaked, but the temp has been really high

    and we are so humid this year. Weird for Maine, we don't usually have

    this humidity. Just about all my lights are the twirlies at this

    point. I do not think a 60 swirly is equal to a reg bulb 60 for

    reading BTW, so my reading lamps are getting 75-100 swirlies. The

    local Aubuchons have a automatic coupon for the lights $1 off,

    bringing the cost of light bulb down to $1.95. I managed to get a

    bunch of ceiling pot lamps for free and am trying to talk Bert into

    putting them in the suspended ceiling (I'll use 45's for them). Found

    out I can't run all the ceiling fans on one switch/circuit in the

    living room so have to rethink the light/fan layout. My ceiling fans

    have died (I put them in over 20 years ago) so am looking for

    replacements, I really need low profile as ceilings are low.



    My computer is on hibernation mode, and the printer is off unless I am

    using it. I need to change the wiring set up so I can use a strip cord

    and turn everything off at night, supposedly TVs, comps etc all use

    juice even when turned off, you have to unplug them.



    I am bringing outside the crock pot, and counter top oven this keeps

    the heat out of the house. Using the grill may not save money but its

    cooler than cooking inside.



    This year was weird for garden, dry in the spring and wet all summer

    .. tons of slugs .. Am going to think about saving rainwater for next

    year's garden



    HOW TO CONVERT ANY TOILET TO A LOW FLOW TOILET

    http://frugalliving.about.com/od/hou..._Flow.htm?nl=1



    RAINBARREL - HARVESTING WATER

    http://frugalliving.about.com/od/ene...rrels.htm?nl=1



    REUSING GREYWATER

    http://frugalliving.about.com/od/ene...water.htm?nl=1

    30+ years ago my mom had some kind of diverter on her washer, the

    rinse water went into a large sink and was reused for the next load of

    wash for the soap cycle. Personally I wish we could use rinse water

    from shower in the toilet ..



    SAVE MONEY ON WATER BILL

    <a href="http://frugalliving.about.com/od/householdsavings/tp/Save_Money_On_Water_Bill.htm">http://frugalliving.about.com/od/hou...Water_Bill.ht\

    m</a>



    RAIN BARRELS

    http://www.hgtv.com/landscaping/rain-barrels/index.html

    http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/...ardening/23344



    RAIN GARDEN

    Native plants adapted to handle excess water work best for rain

    gardens. Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) tops Patricia's list of

    favorites, along with queen of the prairie (Filipendula rubra), cup

    plant (Silphium perfoliatum), Culver's root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

    and turtlehead (Chelone lyonii).





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    windsongbelle
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    Re: RAINBARREL somewhere on the internet I read that a person got a

    Coke Cola barrel and hose [I forgot about the hose]I looked up and

    found a branch near me and asked if they would recycle thier barrels and

    they were awesome for they shipped it from another site... since mine

    branch only had packaged pop already - best of all the cost was great

    for all I needed to do is pick it up and connect it to my rain

    spouts ..on my homey do list ..Im sorry I cant remember where I found

    this really cool info-but if it was you thanks!!!! and if it's a

    repeat Sorry!





    RAINBARREL - HARVESTING WATER

    http://frugalliving.about.com/od/ene...rrels.htm?nl=1





    RAIN BARRELS

    http://www.hgtv.com/landscaping/rain-barrels/index.html

    http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/...ardening/23344










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    Rustey Meyer
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    <p class="MsoPlainText">12.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS";color:#7030A0;">Home Depot has the numbers on the toilets in the store or are
    they listed somewhere?

    <p class="MsoPlainText">12.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS";color:#7030A0;">Thanks for the tip.
    <p class="MsoPlainText">12.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS";color:#7030A0;">~ Rustey
    <p class="MsoPlainText">R NORTH said: HD has their toilets rated the higher the
    number the more efficient for flushing.
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    <p class="MsoPlainText">-----Original Message-----

    From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
    Of R NORTH

    Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 6:18 PM

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com; RIA

    Subject: Budget101.com : FRUGAL ELECTRIC & WATER SAVINGS
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    <p class="MsoPlainText">FRUGAL WATER SAVINGS
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    R NORTH
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    Rustey, they are right up there on the big price ticket with info .. check into the size of the hole too .. they had one that had a selectable flush too

    I am amazed how great they work. I know when they first came out there were lots of complaints but they work fine, in fact they have less problems with being plugged than the bigger toliet (*and if they do plug since they only have a small tank it doesn&#39;t overflow on the floor).

    I put one in at my son&#39;s and my house ..

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    Rustey Meyer
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    11.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS";color:#7030A0;">Thanks so much for the info.
    11.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS";color:#7030A0;">We’ll go to HDepot tomorrow.
    11.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS";color:#7030A0;">~ Rustey
    11.0pt;color:#1F497D;">

    <div style="border-top:solid #B5C4DF 1.0pt;">
    10.0pt;">From:10.0pt;">
    Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of R
    NORTH

    Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 9:43 PM

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Re: Budget101.com : FRUGAL WATER SAVINGS




    Rustey, they are right up there on the big price ticket with
    info .. check into the size of the hole too .. they had one that had a
    selectable flush too





    I am amazed how great they work. I know when they
    first came out there were lots of complaints but they work fine, in fact they
    have less problems with being plugged than the bigger toliet (*and if they do
    plug since they only have a small tank it doesn't overflow on the floor).





    I put one in at my son's and my house ..



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    Ria

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