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I have never understood low flow toilets. They always put the full amount of water right back into the river plus my personal contribution. They are greater than 100% efficient at recycling. Being a really large person I have engaged in a few momentous turd fights to get said object to disappear. Low flow is not my friend.

I've been saying for a long time...how dare the government tell me when to do my laundry and how to sort my garbage.

Creeping socialism indeed.

Thanks for this link and the Delingpole rant....no I'm really fired up!

Since Mike Harris is advising Kevin O'Leary I now have hopes for a Federal Common Sense Revolution. Hopefully Harris can talk some sense into O'Leary WRT gun ownership and military.

My toilet is a 2007 model and it is not low flow but it is a pos. Heh heh . The tank mechanism plunger all of it are garbage had to do a swap with an old 1970 model toilet shaped the guts out of it works fantastic now. The new toilet had plastic everything the old one has stainless steal and high grade rubber

My toilet is a 2007 model and it is not low flow but it is a pos. Heh heh . The tank mechanism plunger all of it are garbage had to do a swap with an old 1970 model toilet shaped the guts out of it works fantastic now. The new toilet had plastic everything the old one has stainless steal and high grade rubber

And the health risks

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2050239/How-washing-machines-familys-health-risk-Low-temperatures-mixed-loads-spreading-dangerous-bugs.html

Somewhere I saw a comment on increased body lice infeststions to the effect that low temperature washing "only produces cleaner lice"

Removing a flow restrictor on a typical shower head:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlklQH85Hec

Some (all now?) shower valves have temperature controls on them, they differ between each manufacturer, among the easiest to circumvent are the Delta models, these are referred to as "scald protection" and if you have small children it's probably not a good idea, any more than it's a good idea to not leave them untended for any amount of time.

Old Delta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTqj1clHVJY

New Delta: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Zwow0DrL2k

the other manufacturers are nearly as easy to "adjust" ... in new faucets, similar flow restrictors are in place too.

I've never understood the whole premise behind low flow toilets. The lack of proper water flow has been a nightmare not just for homeowners but a nightmare for civic water infrastructure. The stupidest part of all this is the water cycle makes water an infinite resource. We are basically using water that contains the same molecules that were here when water first formed on the earth those billions of years ago.

Low flow toilet specs:
3.8 lpf*
2.0 fpm*

* lpf=liters per flush
* fpm=flushes per movement

Do the math.

Low flow toilets cause problems with the sewer systems, in that they don't provide enough water to flush the sewer pipes. This is especially true in the older low-gradient pipes. And low flow shower heads just mean you have to stay under longer. The argument made for them was 10 minutes under the shower of a normal flow head consumed 20% more water than a low flow. But who the hell stays under for 10 minutes? Sorry, correct that. I have to now, with those stupid low flows.

Exhibit A:

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Low-flow-toilets-cause-a-stink-in-SF-2457645.php

"Now officials are stocking up on a $14 million, three-year supply of highly concentrated sodium hypochlorite - better known as bleach - to act as an odor eater and to disinfect the city's treated water before it's dumped into the bay. It will also be used to sanitize drinking water.
That translates into 8.5 million pounds of bleach either being poured down city drains or into the drinking water supply every year."

The other thing to consider is that we have pretty much the same number of water molecules present on earth today as we had x000000 years ago.

I recall a robocall from Mike Harris urging me to support Belinda Stronach over Stephen Harper about twelve years ago. I thought he was crazy then and wonder if he still has such bad taste in candidates.

My water comes out of Lake Ontario, and my sewage goes into Lake Ontario. The lake level isn't changing as a result of me.

Obviously not a Coors Lite drinker! :~)

By definition water is a renewable resource. The stuff literally falls from the sky.

"Since Mike Harris is advising Kevin O'Leary I now have hopes for a Federal Common Sense Revolution."

Kevin O'Leary gives you hope? You poor deluded bastard.

who gives a $hit???

"The pundit class made fun of [Trump], but he was exactly right!"

A perfect epitaph for 2016.

I keep my 13 liter flush toilets...they go with me when I move...which isn't too often.

water is a renewable resource. The stuff literally falls from the sky.
That's true. The cost and energy is expended getting it from where it falls, cleaning it so you can drink it, then making it available to flush your toilet whenever you want to.

Before this I was under the impression people went to Canada to buy "illegal" toilets. Black market stuff. Sneaking toilets into the USA. HA HA HA!

As far as the shower heads, I drill them out before I put them on. It is noticeable that government is progressively trying to force designs to prevent you from drilling out your shower head over the years I think...

Thank God government hasn't figured out a way to force us to use three little squares of toilet paper. Thank you Seth Wheeler - you beat The Man.

I direct my clients to install cheap ... removable ... shower heads, toilets, kitchen light fixtures, wall switches, and several other devices mandated by a misguided CA Eco-bureaucracy. The writer is correct, our standard of living has fallen below that of the average African Bushman due to Eco-leftists obsession with "saving the planet" ... which we now properly recognize as "virtue-signaling". Here in CA, we empty our reservoirs for the health of baitfish ... and I get a note in the mail from EBMUD (my water utility), informing me that my water will be looking and tasting "muddier" than in past years due to the drought as they have to draw water from the muddy bottom of reservoirs. No, not because of the "drought" ... but because a single judge ordered CA reservoirs to be dumped ... for the fish. Fish rank higher than people here in CA. PETA must be so proud.

we have the low flow type and have to flush it three times to get an effective flush, sometimes an extra bucket of water has to be used while flushing. the aeration of sewage requires water and lots of it, there is no gain of any sort by restricting the amount of water used.

Yepper Phantom; My thoughts and support for Mike Harris changed with the "Bought-Off" Stronach thing. I wonder if O'Leary paid the same amount? (adjusted for inflation).

I moved in Sept to a new house in Ont. (my partners) She was allways complaining about the tepid "hot" water, and had the gas water heater turned up to 160c. Still came out at 108 at the tap. Turns out that the Ont government mandates flow mixers on all new homes because 3!! children scalded themselves in a 10 year period, as near as I can figure out. Plumbers are not allowed to touch them. Took all of 20 minutes to remove, and I then had to turn down the water heater. I think the government is counting on the handyman dying out.

Sorry, O'Leary just seems to opportunistic. He may be a good businessman/entrepreneur, but he doesn't understand gun ownership nor Canada's military history. That last one is inexcusable.

You can still buy old-style shower heads from Amazon that bypass the CA restrictions, or at least buy those with the super-easy-to-remove rubber restrictors. Just some needle-nosed pliers and yank the sucker out. When I used to travel I always carried some channel-locks and pliers to ditch the restrictor in the shower head (heh).

As far as TSP, here in CA you used to be able to get it at any small hardware store, but no more. I had to get my last box at a paint store that caters to pros (big box, cost about $15).  And 1/4 cup is about right. For dishwashers about 2 tablespoons will do the trick. And if you are in the market for a washing machine go to a place that rebuilds the old top loaders (old dishwashers too). The front-loaders rely on beating the clothes to death like Hutu women against the rocks on some filthy river.

I like the "concept" of front loading washers/dryers ... however ... even WITH the "Hutu wives" beating my clothes on oversized plastic paddles ... my clothes never get fully clean. There is so little water involved, that stains are NEVER removed ... and I end up having to REwash the stained garment. The ONLY way stains come out of my clothes is to saturate the stain with "Spray&Wash". I NEVER had to do this with my top loaders. Now, I smell like Spray&Wash

I have a 80s top loader and a 70s wringer and they still get my clothes clean. They were made to last and be fixed, not thrown away when something shinier was available.

I watched a program about the church of scientology. The parallels with the forced global warming climate change ideology was amazing. Believe or we will destroy you. All without saying it out load.

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