By Linda from Lexington, KY
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When we did some remodeling we had a new water heater put in, and in the process, we had a little pump installed on the hot water line above the hot water heater and another device was put under the sink of the furthest bathroom. Now we have hot water instantly throughout the house. You can get these pumps at Lowe's and Home Depot in the plumbing section for under $300 and are well worth it.
Great idea. I try to do this when running water in the sink to get it hot, but I only catch a little each time.
I keep a dishpan in my kitchen sink that I use to catch excess water. (Waiting for water to heat up, washing hands, etc.) I then use this water to water my houseplants. I also water my plants with water I used to boil pasta.
By Susan from Giddings, TX
By Cathy from Townsville, QLD
We also have 2 rain barrels up during the summer for the flowers and vegetables. I have even allowed my outdoor hose to collect water while sitting in the sun and used that hot water to fill my washing machine, hot water for free!
We have a swimming pool and fill a black garbage can (used only for h2o) with rain water and let it sit for a day or so in the sun and then empty it into the pool. This really cuts back on the need to heat the pool. (08/06/2008)
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