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  1. #14086
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    Take really quick showers if you feel icky. They work well and don't use much water.
    It's an art.... I can take one in 60-75 seconds- suds and rinse only the strategic parts, everything else gets a nice cool rinse off. Very refreshing!

    Make sure you have a water economizer on your showerhead if you are into saving even more water. Have a low-volume flush toilet, or put a sealed jug of water in your toilet tank to cut down on the tank volume. Don't flush every little tinkle. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
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  2. #14087
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    Share your shower with someone.
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  3. #14088
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    Recently stayed at a friend's place and she had a little timer in her shower to keep it under 5 mintes.
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  4. #14089
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    This weekend-

    and at the same event in 25 years-

    Last edited by Zen; 06-06-2010 at 04:33 PM.
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  5. #14090
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    Oh, I do all that.

    "If it's yellow, let it mellow "

    Quick rinse or washrag wipe before bed is probably the best option.


    Zen, I'm missing something. Is it just how much alike they look? Are they mother and daughter? Or did that ride really take a lot out of the first woman?
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    We look alike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmccasland View Post
    You could compromise - take a "navy" shower - water on, get wet, water off, suds up, water back on for the rinse cycle.
    My dad wanted everyone to shower like that. Military shower. That's what we did in my old life when I had a motorhome, too. Here in Florida the groundwater is so warm you can easily shower in it if you're at all hot.
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    That depends so much on the plumbing... if it's the kind where you have to adjust the temperature every time you turn it on, I wind up wasting as much water fiddling with the temp as I would if I just left it on. Replacing faucets is a little farther than I want to go, until they wear out naturally.

    I really like the showers they have at some campgrounds and school gyms - where you press a button for a few seconds' worth of water - but I suspect that there's a lot going on behind the scenes to keep the temp constant in the mixing valve, that would make it wasteful in a home setting.
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  9. #14094
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    Wrap your hot water heater in a blanket. Saves energy and keeps the hot water hotter so you waste less water and energy getting to the hot water.

    So you've already done that ... Go tankless. With traditional hot water heaters you heat a tank of water which gets cold waiting for that one shower a day, then you go through the cold water to get to the hot water. Tankless heaters only heat the water you need.

    Less energy, less water.
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  11. #14096
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xrayted View Post
    Share your shower with someone.
    I find that makes the shower last much longer, thus not saving water.
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  12. #14097
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen View Post
    I have this. Initially you waste water because there is no tank, so you have to run the water until you get heated water. but once you get into the bath, or the shower, and you have your dishwasher going and your washing machine going, you can shower all day without ever running out of hot water.
    Hm, that doesn't save anything....
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    My exam today was in the "Jimmy Stewart" room, and there were a couple of nice pictures of him on the wall . . . which was oddly reassuring as I waited for the exam to begin!
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    Mimi, i think you're doing it wrong
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    Couldn't we save water, energy and time by running ourselve through the dishwasher?
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    Gravel bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Favorite bike ~ Soma Buena Vista mixte
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