Toilet / Guides

Lifestyle and environment

Emergency preparedness guide for homes

...toilet flushing and other emergency water uses. All you have to do is pour a bucket of water into the tank at the back of the toilet and it will flush as usual. Storing drinking water: having enough drinking water to survive for several days (or more) is a wise idea, though be sure to use it and replace it on occasio...

Under bed storage
Interior design and furnishing

Storage ideas for small spaces

...toilet. Take advantage of a deeper headboard to enable hidden storage. Upholstered storage containers can serve as extra seating or footstools; ideal for toys, books or games. Use specialized hardware for hanging shoe racks or clothing behind doors. In most cases, the thickness of the metal over the door will sti...

Reduce water consumption with residential gray water recycling systems
Plumbing and water heaters

Gray water recycling

...toilet flushings, known as black water, is obviously excluded as well. While the average person in a developing country will consume about 20 to 30 litres of water per day, research shows that the average Canadian generates over 300 litres of waste water each day . This statistic makes Canadians one of the highest pe...

A Tiny House for sale locally set me thinking, should I buy a Tiny Home?
Tiny house


...toilet paper) again, so best cancel that Costco or Sam's Club membership if going Tiny! Why consider buying a Tiny House? Most people choose the Tiny Home lifestyle due to financial and/or environmental concerns, or maybe a bit of both . From the short to mid-term affordability aspect, it potentially looks like a r...

Why basements flood and how to prevent that with a sump pump
Basements improvements

Why Basements Flood & How to Prevent Flooded Basements

...toilet in your basement and this was plumbed into an older system or was done DIY, if the waste water drains ever had an issue, the water table only has to get above the height of the lip of the bowl and then the sewage will backfeed and fill the basement. Did we mention yet that we're not huge basement fans for a wh...

Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

A Toronto Off-grid home 20 years later; how did it fare?

...toilet that consumes only 6 liters per flush, which wasn’t mandatory until 2014. Water reuse is critical as well - wastewater from washing machines, showers, bathtubs and bathroom sinks are recycled and purified for use with toilets. With no municipal hookup, the only source of water is from rain and snow melt; this ...

Rain barrels for storm water management and rainwater harvesting
Rainwater Collection & Watering

Introduction to rainwater harvesting

...toilet flushing and showers. EPA and other research has shown that rainwater harvested using a "first flush" system and protected from light is safe to use for bathing and other household use. With a sizeable underground cistern, it is possible to meet the entire annual flushing needs of a hou...

Kitchen and Bathroom design tips

Design ideas for durable kitchens and bathrooms

...toilets use up to 13 LPF (litres per flush). A dual flush toilet can use as little as 3 LPF . At around 5 flushes per day, you can save between 15,000 and 20,000 litres of water annually, and dual flush toilets don't cost more. So there are really only savings to be had. Standard showerheads use 14 LPM (litres per mi...

Tiny House living in cold climates - one of the best tiny homes on wheels
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Living in Cold Climates

...toilet, which goes a long way towards making this house seem a realistic option for long term living. A triple-pane sliding patio door means a lot of natural light, as well as passive heat collection when parked facing south. This will reduce the burden on the solar panel heating system. How to Insulate and Heat a ...

How to Find & Order In-Stock Essential Products Online COVID-19 & Coronavirus

Life Hacks to help stay Eco during Quarantine & Ordering Online

...toilet rolls, sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, but smart door locks? Really?? Wow, ok... While we were searching to see if we could get around this to find some shortcuts and tips on how to track down essential products online, we stumbled across the following useful hack - Amazon has prioritized certain products ...

Tiny Houses encouraged Washington State for Affordable Housing WA
Tiny house

Tiny Houses - Washington State promotes tiny homes & Eco-villages for Affordable Housing in WA

...toilet and shower or that the mobile home communities must provide equivalents or permanent sanitation and utility hook-ups. Extends protection under Manufactured/Mobile Home Landlord-Tenant Act (MHLTA) The legislation specifically extends protections of Chapter 59.20 RCW to tenants of tiny house communities. T...