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To: Doctor Wu

"The average shower is 101 degrees Fahrenheit and uses nearly 50 gallons of water. "


Mine's hotter but uses FAR less than 50 gallons. If accurate, that's a ridiculous amount of wasted water!

I'd always been told, and read, that a drawn bath used more water than a shower. Methinks these stats are offbase.


2 posted on 07/27/2004 2:12:33 PM PDT by Blzbba (Hillary Clinton - Dawn of a New Error.)
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ewwww must be the same percentage of Americans that they polled in favor for John Kerry as president at the latest F-9-11 movie outings.


5 posted on 07/27/2004 2:14:55 PM PDT by Legion04
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To: Blzbba

methinks piscataway is in new jersey.
and who measures their shower temp much less the amount?


9 posted on 07/27/2004 2:15:48 PM PDT by kallisti
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To: Blzbba
Mine's hotter but uses FAR less than 50 gallons. If accurate, that's a ridiculous amount of wasted water!

If I pay for the water and I enjoy the water, who is to say it's wasted?

Once you drill the Kalifornia Water Nazi restrictor plug outta the back of the shower head, it will flow plenty of water.

So9

11 posted on 07/27/2004 2:16:12 PM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Screwing the Inscrutable or is it Scruting the Inscrewable?)
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To: Blzbba
Mine's hotter but uses FAR less than 50 gallons. If accurate, that's a ridiculous amount of wasted water!

How exactly does one "waste" water? It starts as dirty water on the earth, is clarified, is used in the shower, is returned as dirty water to the earth. Water clarification and purification processing capacity can be wasted, but this process DOES NOT waste water.....

19 posted on 07/27/2004 2:18:39 PM PDT by Onelifetogive
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To: Blzbba

I use approximately 1.5 gallans. Yes, I 've measured it. It goes as follows: \

rinse.
Turn off water.
Soap hair and head.
turn on water.
Rinse.
Turn off water.
Soap remainder of body.
Turn on water.
Rinse.
Turn off water.

I always pee first so all the rinses are sufficient. 8^>

BTW, if this was broken down by men and women, I am guessing about 90% of men pee in the shower and maybe 10% of women.


62 posted on 07/27/2004 2:38:16 PM PDT by RobRoy (You only "know" what you experience. Everything else is mere belief.)
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To: Blzbba
I use over 500 gallons of water for every shower. I run the shower on full-hot for 10 minutes to get the room nice and steamy. Then I turn down the heat a bit and get in. I do this every day. I waste water like crazy. I also turn on all my outdoor spigots at night and run my hoses down to the street, just to waste water. When I go on vacation, I leave all the taps on in the house and also run my three TVs. In the middle of summer, I turn down the air conditioner to 50 degrees just so I can start a fire in the fireplace. I am the arch enemy of every environmentalist. When I change the oil in my truck, I just pour the old oil down the storm drain. I also empty the chemical toilet from my RV in the storm drain. I throw food wrappers out the window of my truck when I'm passing cars on the highway. I smoke three packs a day, eat McDonalds for breakfast, lunch and dinner and never clean my house or mow my yard. I collect disability for a faked injury and I'll sue someone at the drop of a hat.

Who am I? I'm the spawn of the generation of The Great Society, raised on Jerry Springer and fast food, sex-education courtesy of president #42, and if you have something I want you better give it over or I'll take it the hard way.

68 posted on 07/27/2004 2:42:51 PM PDT by O.C. - Old Cracker (When the cracker gets old, you wind up with Old Cracker. - O.C.)
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To: Blzbba
I'd always been told, and read, that a drawn bath used more water than a shower. Methinks these stats are offbase.

Test it by taking your normal shower with the drain plugged, and see how full the tub is when you're done.

120 posted on 07/27/2004 3:33:53 PM PDT by JimRed (Fight election fraud! Volunteer as a local poll watcher, challenger or district official.)
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To: Blzbba; MeekOneGOP

hehe . . only LAMERS pee in the shower


171 posted on 07/27/2004 4:12:30 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (JOHN KERRY is as much like the WORKING MAN as WHOOPIE GOLDBERG is to GEORGE W. BUSH! - Vote BUSH!)
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To: Blzbba
I'd always been told, and read, that a drawn bath used more water than a shower. Methinks these stats are offbase.

I have a HUGE bathtub, but then again, I take LONG showers....

176 posted on 07/27/2004 4:22:02 PM PDT by technochick99 (Sanctimonious prig, proudly posting and criticizing (except the FRN) since 1999.)
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To: Blzbba

50 gal is about 10" deep in my (almost) 2'x4' tub: about the amount I'd use for a long-ish soak/bath; no where near what I'd use for a shower though.


256 posted on 07/28/2004 3:40:04 PM PDT by solitas (I just want to hear three words from kerry: "Oh, my heart!")
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