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 Post subject: Shower water
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:57 pm 
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Was only thinking today of running a pipe to a 200ltr olive drum from the shower inside. I only use pure soap and have plans for a new shower. The idea being that for a quick shower I could use the one that collects the water. Then with a pump and float switch I could spray the water around the yard.

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 Post subject: Re: Shower water
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:22 pm 
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I have been doing that for years [7] seeing our block is on a slope i just buryed the drum and run the hose downhill and when i put in a new tree just leave the hose there for a while then change it to another we also have a pumped version on the washing machine it pumps to the front lawn


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 Post subject: Re: Shower water
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:39 pm 
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Not a bad idea, but you lost me at the watering the lawn. That only makes it grow. :sad2:

Spraying is not a bad idea, soap is used as a wetting agent and for aphids and whiteflies. Drop a little seasol in every now and then.

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 Post subject: Re: Shower water
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:35 pm 
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Hi, Im back.

Collecting and re-using grey water should be law!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Shower water
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:26 am 
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:rock: Big Daves back.

Where ya bin, I thought the brown snake might have come back to finish you off :bat:

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 Post subject: Re: Shower water
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:14 pm 
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And then what would you do for a long shower? :dunno:

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 Post subject: Re: Shower water
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:16 pm 
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earthbound wrote:
And then what would you do for a long shower? :dunno:


Use more soap :lol:

I have the laundry trough waste/washing machine watse directed into a garden bed or onto the lawn...works a treat :thumb:

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 Post subject: Re: Shower water
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:30 pm 
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earthbound wrote:
And then what would you do for a long shower? :dunno:


Going to make a new shower in the old kitchen. So that one is for long showers or guests.



Or both :hello:

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 Post subject: Re: Shower water
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:14 pm 
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dufflight wrote:
Drop a little seasol in every now and then.

adding seasol would alo make balding scalps grow back :hello:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:23 pm 
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Would make fertilizing the fruit trees easier. Fill up bucket with liquid B&B, add some seasol. Then tip it into the shower drain.

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