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Friday, May 29, 2009

Reverse Vending

Here's a neat idea: Vending machines that collect your cans and bottles and refund you on the spot!

I like the fact that they are roughly the size and shape of a traditional vending machine and thus would probably fit in with existing machines quite easily... Nice job!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Go Big, or Go Home: Building an Inground Rainwater Cistern

Check out this video of an inground rainwater cistern... huge. Probably not necessary in Nova Scotia, but for long term planning, this would be pretty cool.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Roofdrain to Toilet Tank Project

I would love to try this project out. One of the benefits of a flat roof is that I could conceivably set this up and connect it to all of the toilets in the house, not just the one in the basement.

Still have the issue of how to collect the water though!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Rainwater Collection

I spent the weekend working in the yard, planting some seeds, transplanting a few ornamentals, trimming branches. I'm now interested in finding out more about rainwater collection for use in my garden and around the property. Here's one overview that I found helpful so far.

I have a flat roof, so now I'm trying to figure out where my roof drains go, and how hard it is going to be to divert them...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009