Update :
Today is August 23, 2013 and we are still doing this today

For a while now I've been emptying my washing machines rinse water into 5 gal buckets.
This can get awfully demanding at times. Also, as my old boss would say, 'Times are tough
I saw other instrutables on the issue, but nothing in my price range.
As I was shopping at the local $Store, I saw a tote that caught my attention and something flashed in my head just like a bulb ( CFL of course ).

Conservation is not a convenience, to say the least, it involves work and a change in thinking. Everything today is to make our life's convenient, Even if you conserved something, water, electricity, etc once in awhile, its better than nothing.

We do about four loads of laundry a week, 52 times a year. That adds up to 1,416 gals a year in water savings. We have a well and our pump runs every 6 quarts. That is to say my well pump doesn't come on 944 times a year, which I save just under $10 a year. I may not get rich on my savings, but then again neither will someone else

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Step 1: The Disclamer

As Always this instructable is for educated porpoises only and should not be attempted!
NOT to made for evil Porpoises...
<p>The Laundry Drum has been superseded by the Laundry to <br>Landscape system. This system takes advantage of pressure from the washing <br>machine pump to send the water to several outlets up to 100ft away from the <br>machine. It can also serve outlets up to the height of the top of the machine. <br>There is an Instructable on this system at: <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Laundry-to-Landscape-Greywater-System/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Laundry-to-Landscape-Greywater-System/</a></p><p>The web information hub, and an instructional video for this <br>system are at <a href="http://oasisdesign.net/greywater/laundry/" rel="nofollow">http://oasisdesign.net/greywater/laundry/</a>. </p>
<p>Are you reusing the Rinse water to wash the next load of clothes? I havn't quite grasped the object here.</p>
P.s<br>Forgot to mention I use it to flush the toilets also
<p>Yes, I do. The rinse water is diluted wash water and I use it for the next load of dirty clothes</p>
leds are way safer then cfl (they can contain up to 1/3 of an oz of mercury depending on the bulb. and led use way less power as well.
Thanks for the info!
Awesome idea but... impossible for the machines we have in Europe because we can't open them while they are working.

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