After a zillion years of marriage, I’ve learned that there are some topics I can’t change Hubby’s mind about.
On cats: “Why on earth would you want a cat? We don’t have a barn, so we don’t need one. That’s why you need a cat, to get rid of mice.”
On canceling cable to save money: “Yeah, we could also give all our stuff away and live under a bridge somewhere, but why the h*ll would you do that?”
Which brings us in a roundabout way to our topic: converting a “regular” toilet into a low-flow toilet. Our house was built in 1976 and the toilets have never been replaced.
Hubby has a curmudgeonly opinion about low-flow toilets, which I won’t discuss here (let’s just say it involves multiple flushes). On the other hand, I’m interested in saving water–especially since we’re on a water meter now.
There are all kinds of thingys to place in your toilet tank to displace water, but I didn’t know which one to choose. Thankfully, I just found out about this nifty water saver.
It’s called the “Toilet Tank Bank: Deposit and save water and money” (wocka wocka wocka).
It’s easy to use and install–just fill up with water, seal the lid, and hang on the inside of the tank.
Yep, those are original, rusty 1976 bolts. Thank goodness there’s a lid on this so nobody knows how stained it is!
Speaking of the lid, once you replace it nobody will know the displacer is in there. This is all that shows. (Don’t tell my mom that I didn’t paint behind the toilet.)
Now all that remains is to see if our water usage goes down as a result! I haven’t seen a difference in flushing power, so we’re in good shape. Pair it up with a low-flow showerhead and you could see real savings!
P.S. In the interest of full disclosure (and staying married for another zillion years), I told Hubby about the displacers today. He shrugged and said, “Well, I guess it doesn’t make a difference then.” Maybe he’s not so curmudgeonly after all.