Introduction: Save Some Water...With Water!?
Okay, I have to admit this is one of the coolest projects I have built.
B. It saves Money
C. It I get to have a tasty (depends on what you define as "tasty") drink before I get started
D. I Made It
Step 1: Retrieve the Necessary Components.
A paper clip (Or wire.)
A Pencil/Pen (I'll get into details later.)
An essential tool to this project:
Step 2: GULP!
(say in a hoarse voice like you haven't had water in days...)
Either way, while you are enjoying your tasty little treat,I will treat you to a few toiletian facts.
- Toilets use the most water in the house...even more that your washing machine (!)
- 27% of your house water that goes down the drain is...drumroll please...from YOUR TOILET! (!)
- An average American uses approximately 400 gallons of water a day. That is equal to approximately 146000 gallons a year! (Not just toilet flushing.)
- If your toilet is old, then it may use as much as 3.5 liters (0.924602183 gallons) per flush!
- That totals up to 27,010 liters (7,135.28713 gallons) per YEAR!
WHAT ARE YOU DOING!? Please. Make a trip to the bathroom before we continue because after a bottle of water, you must go to the bathroom.
HALT! Where do you think you're going now? Build the Toilet Buggy and then go to the bathroom, install it, go and then flush.
Isn't that more logical?
Step 3: Snip, Rip, Repeat...
Begin by puncturing the plastic label with scissors. (You don't want any label to clog your toilet.)
Step 4: Pop the Top.
With your pen and/or pencil, puncture two holes. One, in the center and one at the edge.
Step 5: Add a Wire.
Now, the center hole is used to insert the lifting wire. However, before we can add it, we must make it. Start with a paper clip. (Or wire.)
Then, with the same wire and pliers, curl the end up. (See the third photo.)
Step 6: Poke!
Take the uncurled edge and poke it from under the cap. Then, bend it to the side and so it stands. Then bend the top so that the longer end is vertical. Then curl the part over the cap into a "hook" shape.
Screw it on top and go to the bathroom.
Step 7: Add Water.
Fill the bottle with water (via sink!) and then lift the cover of your toilet.
Step 8: Ready, Set, FLUSH!
Find a good spot to place the bottle in the toilet. Flush the toilet and then drop in the bottle. Make sure it fully fills. properly.
Step 9: Done.
Now, you save as much water as the bottle holds. It totals up because if your bottle is 1 liter, then after 4 flushes, you would have saved enough for a fourth.
As always...if you experience any problems leave a comment and I will try my best to help you.
If you did make it successfully well then...leave a comment saying you made it successfully!