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  • A comeback for hand powered lawn mowers?

    Scotts lawnmowers has found that there is such a new demand for hand powered lawnmowers, that they have gone back to the drawing boards to make them even better. Many people do not have large lawns and are environmentally conscious about using gas, even electricity to mow lawns. Good gardeners ...
  • Measuring real water consumption in a low flow toilet

    In this TV segment I talked a lot about the latest research designed to identify which low flow toilets work and which do not. For the details of that story, read through my database entry on the low flush toilet controversy and the update at the bottom of the entry.The very reason for low flow ...
  • Reduce. Reuse. Recycle -- pratical tips

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,On this show I had a visit from Larraine Roulston, Director, Recycling Council of Ontario, a lady who really believes we can do so much more than we are doing now. She believes in consumer pressure on municipalities to put in place and improve recycling programs, pressure ...
  • Drain water heat recovery.

    Heat recuperation, or the recovery of heat from things that we normally throw away can be a significant part of energy savings. Most energy efficient houses today have Heat Recovery Ventilators that steal the heat out of stale air before throwing it out of the house. Finally some Canadians have...
  • Toronto's Healthy House System -- total water re-use

    How about a house in the middle of Toronto that gets its water from the sky, not from a city water connection, not even a well. Then it gets rid of the waste water into the garden, not a connection to the city, not even a leaching field. Although it may be considered by many to be an experiment...
  • An alternative septic installation at a cottage.

    One viewer bought a cottage to discover that the septic system consisted of a tank in the basement that had to be pumped out all the time. They were on rocky terrain so a traditional septic tank and large leaching field would not work. Pumping out that tank, like with a house trailer, was a real ...
  • Building an environmentally friendly solid concrete house.

    What is an Enviro Home? It is an energy efficient R-2000 house that in addition meets a series of environmental requirements that relate both to the process of construction as to the final quality of the house.One example of environmentally friendly construction practices is the re-use of wood. ...
  • A new driveway oil stain remover that actually works.

    We have used a lot of concrete cleaners on this show, even recently compared water based to solvent based cleaners and found them rather equivalent.Here is a new one that is rather amazing. It is called Oil Lift. The difference with this one is that it is totally ecologically friendly, no harsh...
  • A Jon Eakes recall of problem toilet flappers and bowl cleaners

    If you look at the first photo above you will see a very strange thing. I am running a vacuum hose down the backside of a toilet.In the second photo you see what I caught with that vacuum hose, a little ball of polystyrene.In the third photo you see where that little white ball belongs, on the i...
  • Energy Audits for your home

    All too often people buy products or services to lower their heating or air conditioning bills that are not the best investments. They may be good products and good services, but they may not the real priority or the best payback for that particular house. But of course any salesman will tel...