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How to Fix a Leaky or Dripping Faucet Easily
Plumbing renos, repairs and maintenance

How to fix a Leaky Faucet for under $1 (and stop that tap dripping!)

...washer in the cup on the end. Step 8 - fitting the new tap sealing washer to the faucet mechanism Helpful tip: find a heavy guage steel washer that is bigger than your faucet sealing washer, and check the rubber washer for irregularities on the edge before fitting. When I got to this stage and tried to get the seal...

Off-grid leed home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog post 5: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...washer We chose a high efficiency front-loading washer, again by Kenmore. This is one of the more efficient models available. Front loading washers tend to outperform top loading models, and provide one additional benefit - an extra powerful spin cycle. By spinning at several thousand RPMs, the vast majority of the w...

Detergent-free eco friendly Laundry balls
Cleaning and maintenance

Do Laundry balls work?

...washer is a fairly new Samsung high-efficiency front loader. Test 1. Washing polyester sweaters To my surprise, after washing in a normal cycle at low temperature, the smell of ‘me’ aka – my perspiration : ) has completely disappeared and my sweaters look clean. Test one I can call a success. Test 2. Washing cott...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...washer and dryer Ecodrain, gray water heat recovery Healthy, durable & eco-friendly flooring materials Back to internal air quality, flooring materials have been chosen for ease of keeping clean and allergen free, while being toxin-free also to avoid off-gassing into the home. The main floor will be polished ...

Tru Earth Eco strips laundry detergent reviews
Lifestyle and environment

Tru Earth Eco-Strip laundry soap reviewed as a liquid laundry detergent alternative

...washer anyway (why do those jugs always drip?) we were curious enough to order some Tru-Earth Eco-Strips Laundry Detergent online to try for ourselves (check here for latest pricing & availability) and we added some of their eco-friendly laundry detergent strips to an online order we were doing anyway and put them to t...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...washer and dryer Ecodrain, gray water heat recovery Healthy, durable & eco-friendly flooring materials Back to internal air quality, flooring materials have been chosen for ease of keeping clean and allergen free, while being toxin-free also to avoid off-gassing into the home. The main floor will be polished ...