I'm looking for ways to save water at home. We already have a water efficient dishwasher and washing machine, so I'm looking at the shower and toilets. I live in the US and own my house.
* We waste a lot of water waiting for it to warm up. Is there something we could install so that the water is warm immediately?
* What's the best low-volume shower head?
* Strategies for an on/off switch at the shower head so we can wet down, shut off, soap, turn on to rinse?
* What's a good low-volume toilet that won't clog up?
* Dual-Flush toilets (for when you do a number 1 or a number 2)
posted by GernBlandston
on Nov 15, 2013 -
I've been looking for info on showering/bathing in relation to sweating and whether it's sanitary or not. I can only seem to find articles that basically say "yeah, you need to shower cause you'll smell" but can't find anything that confirms whether or not it's actually sanitary or not e.g. infections. What do ya'll think/know? [more inside]
posted by defmute
on Apr 11, 2013 -
We have no water pressure and may be without it for some time, which makes showering difficult. What can we do about this? By which I mean (a) what can we do to get our water pressure back, and, in the meantime, (b) what are some tips and tricks to keeping clean without a working shower? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Dec 16, 2011 -
My shower (an in-stall water heater) sometimes smells like something rubber is burning. It's a strong acrid smell that I only notice while in the shower and usually only after a sweaty workout. There is no sign of smoke like you would expect with burning rubber. Is this just some sort of weird sweat and treated water chemical reaction? Anybody heard of something like this?
posted by srboisvert
on Jul 24, 2009 -
When I get in the shower I smell that earthy smell associated with mold. Help me figure out what the source may be! [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop
on Jan 26, 2009 -
Plenty of hot water for a shower in the summer, not so much in the winter. Can I do anything about it? [more inside]
posted by striker
on Dec 5, 2008 -
I've been staying for about a week at a friend of a friend's apartment while he's on vacation and pretty much out of contact. Every time I turn on the bath there's a yellow discoloration of the water for the first half-second or so, and then it becomes completely clear. I haven't noticed any like discoloration when I turn on any of the faucets or the shower, but I'm nevertheless getting worried about drinking the water here. Any ideas what this could be? Thanks in advance.
posted by electric water kettle
on Aug 21, 2008 -
How do I circumvent the wildly variable water pressure and temperature in my apartment building? [more inside]
posted by proj
on Dec 9, 2007 -
In the mornings, there’s no hot water in my apartment – same thing happened lest year and the year before. Management doesn’t react. Help! [more inside]
posted by barrakuda
on Dec 5, 2007 -