…and completely update your toilet!
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/clodjee/16478706530" target="“new”" title="Toilet by Clodjee Pelletier, document.write(“”); on Flickr””img src=”https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8632/16478706530_4814006dcb.jpg” style=”border: 0px; float: left; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px;” width=”40%” //aNowadays a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_conservation” target=”“new””water conservation/a is an important problem that we can solve with a href=”http://eartheasy.com/live_water_saving.htm” target=”“new””simple habit changes/a like not letting the faucet on when brushing your teeth, taking shorter showers, etc. My wife and I are doing our best not to waste any water. For example, we are always washing dishes in a bucket and reuse the waste water in the garden. However, the place wasting the most water in the household is the toilet. We try to flush the toilet as seldom as possible (never to get rid of trash or try to wait after several usage before flushing) but it is not always practical. I thought of changing the toilet for one that has a a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_flush_toilet” target=”“new””double-flush system/a, but a href=”http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/american-standard-ravenna3-dual-flush-toilet-0633429p.html” target=”“new””a new toilet can be expensive/a ($250-$300) and mine is a rare pinkish-beige color matching the sink, bath and tiles and I would probably never be able to find the same shade (it would most likely be cheaper and easier to go with the standard white which would be clashing with the rest of the room).br /
When the water intake of the toilet started leaking I thought: “This is it; I might have to change the toilet and it will be expensive!” Fortunately, I found a way to repair my old toilet and save water at the same time for just a few dollars!br /
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The first step was to change the a href=”http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/toilet-hook-up-0634387p.html#.VNQaF0Jh4qY” target=”“new””water supply hook-up/a because the plastic nut could be cracked and be the source of the leak. I took the extra precaution to wrap some a href=”http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/plumbshop-teflon-tape-0630018p.html” target=”“new””teflon tape/a around the threads of the connector before screwing it in. Here’s pictures of the old and new toilet hook-up:br /
centera href=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/clodjee/16478749228″ target=”“new”” title=”Old toilet hook-up by Clodjee Pelletier, on Flickr””> I not only succeeded to repair my old toilet, but I also converted it into a dual-flush all for less than fifty dollars! No need to replace the toilet and worry about its color anymore.
It works pretty well. Now there’s two button: a small one for half a flush and a bigger one for a full flush! Finally I can save more water without any hassle.
I hope this article was useful to you and will help you save more water in the future!
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