I thought I would mention a few water
saving ideas since we haven’t had a lot of rain lately and in San
Antonio, we are at Stage 2 Water Conservation. You know one of the
biggest water hogs is the toilet. If you have to flush more than
once to clear the bowl…you need to check the flapper. Lift the lid
and look in the bowl, now flush the toilet. When the bowl clears,
your flapper should be dropping. If it drops too soon, you have to
flush again, and if it stays up too long…you’re wasting water
also. Get a
Frugal Flush Flapper. It’s the flapper that
is adjustable. If your flapper stays up to long, you can adjust it
to drop down faster, or if it drops too soon, you can adjust it the
other way. It’s the best adjustable flapper I know of and will
work on almost all toilets. Another way to save water is changing
out your shower head. I like to use
makes a line a shower heads that is like no other. When you stand
Whedon Shower Head you get a lot of water
pressure to rinse off soap and shampoo. But when you look down at
the shower floor, there is very little water. If you have a older
shower head it will use up to 8 gallons of water per minute. But the
Whedon Shower Head uses about half of that and you still get a
great shower. There are several styles of the
Whedon Shower Head
and one has a push button that after you lather up, you can turn it
off and then when you are ready to rinse – push the button and you
get your water back on at the same temperature. When you water
landscaping and grass there is a better hand nozzle to use. It’s
Little Big Shot. It’s small, it’s easy to
hold, and it’s made in the USA by Disabled Vets. It will give you
40% more force and uses 40% less water than most hand held nozzles.
It will not leak. It has 3 water sprays. Pin Point, Fan, and Power
Spray are all on the same nozzle. When I was cleaning the driveway,
the Power Spray sure did a good job rinsing off the driveway cleaner
I had applied. All of these items together cost you less than
$40.00. And can save you much more!
Now to the email……
Question: Johnnie I have collected
your tips for the past couple of years and wondered if you had a
collection of tips? I would like to have all your tips at my
fingertips and not have to flip through all these pages.
Answer: We do! It’s called The
Best of Johnnie Chuoke Vol 10
. I can’t believe that I have
written 10 books. Every book I do I will take everything that is
still current out of the old books and then add whatever new items
are being sold in the store. We add new tips, new ideas and
sometimes new recipes for health. So throw all the newspaper
clippings away and get
Best Of Johnnie Chuoke Vol. 10. It
still cost less than $10.
Question: I have to install a grab bar
for my mom in the shower. I am wondering what drill bit do I use for
going into ceramic tile and the cement board behind the tile.
Answer: Oh I am so glad you asked
. Irwin is my favorite line of tools. They make
something so convenient called a
Multi Material Drill Bit.
What that means is that one drill bit will go through several
different types of materials. It can go through ceramic, drywall,
wood, steel, plaster, concrete …everything but glass. And they
make a pack of really good sizes for under $22. It is all that is in
my toolbox now.
Question: I inherited some great
chairs. However they are not very stable when you sit on them. They
kind of wiggle and I don’t want any of my guests to sit down on
these chairs and end up on the floor. HA! But I really like the
chairs, and they have a sentimental value to me because they were
from my favorite Aunt. What can I do?
Answer: This is a easy fix. Get some
Chair Lok, or it can be called Wonder Lok Em, either
one is the same product. It comes with a needle nose dropper and you
just drop the product into the rung that is loose. And that’s it!
It will stabilize the chairs so they will be safe.