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Old 11-21-2014, 01:23 AM   #141
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I've taken about 235 showers since this thread started...probably about 30 in my trailer...
One a week, that would be 2010?
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:21 AM   #142
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The US uses more than 1 trillion gallons of water per annum for showering . Anyone who has had teenage kids living at home knows that an 8 minute shower is on the low end . My one daughter's (We have four) shower always ended when the fifty gallon hot water tank ran out of hot water . It was the subject of numerous discussions / arguments !
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:54 AM   #143
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Having 5 daughters they got 1 warning then if they didn't 't hurry it up , we shut the water to house off . Later on gave them the bill to pay . Then the shoe was on the other foot they did not want us to water plants etc. They are all grown now and turned out alright .
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:26 PM   #144
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Having 5 daughters they got 1 warning then if they didn't 't hurry it up , we shut the water to house off . Later on gave them the bill to pay . Then the shoe was on the other foot they did not want us to water plants etc. They are all grown now and turned out alright .
Only two kids here but that threat didn't work (they took showers when I wasn't home) and now that they are grown up I don't have clue how long the showers are.
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:53 PM   #145
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My opinion. For the most part, in North America anyway, we shower WAY more than we need. Cleanliness for the sake of good health is extremely important, showering for the sake of vanity, not so much. I know people who shower because they were wearing a hat, or have bed head. Why not just wet your hair and brush/comb? I know people who shower everyday before and after work, as they don't want to change into clean clothes without doing so. Some of these people also insist on washing clothes after just one wear. To each their own I guess, just not my chosen way of doing things.

We install dozens of hot water heaters every year, and at least 90% are high-efficient, on-demand, ones. While the energy savings for fuel consumption is nice, we have customers that complain that now their kids can hang out in the shower all day without the hot water running out. I do applaud Pat and Linda for education their daughters in a way they would understand on hot water usage.
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:41 PM   #146
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I know people who shower because they were wearing a hat, or have bed head.
Ah, the virtues of being a baldy like us! No bed head possible.
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:18 PM   #147
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Ah, the virtues of being a baldy like us! No bed head possible.
For certain. I so love it. I have had it this way for 15 years now. Love the low maintenace, and lack of hat head all the time. A quick wipe of entire head with a warm cloth is extremely refreshing too.
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Old 11-21-2014, 03:24 PM   #148
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For certain. I so love it. I have had it this way for 15 years now. Love the low maintenace, and lack of hat head all the time. A quick wipe of entire head with a warm cloth is extremely refreshing too.
Sure but do you provide sunglasses to those around you?
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Old 11-21-2014, 04:34 PM   #149
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My opinion. For the most part, in North America anyway, we shower WAY more than we need. Cleanliness for the sake of good health is extremely important, showering for the sake of vanity, not so much. I know people who shower because they were wearing a hat, or have bed head. Why not just wet your hair and brush/comb? I know people who shower everyday before and after work, as they don't want to change into clean clothes without doing so. Some of these people also insist on washing clothes after just one wear. To each their own I guess, just not my chosen way of doing things.

We install dozens of hot water heaters every year, and at least 90% are high-efficient, on-demand, ones. While the energy savings for fuel consumption is nice, we have customers that complain that now their kids can hang out in the shower all day without the hot water running out. I do applaud Pat and Linda for education their daughters in a way they would understand on hot water usage.
I'm not sure what you're getting at here Jim. Is the water consumption or the fuel consumption bothering you. Here in the Garibaldi Highlands, BC., we get an average of 7 feet of rain a year. So...water consumption (regarding the use of the shower) is not really an issue. Fuel to heat the water is another thing.
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Old 11-21-2014, 04:44 PM   #150
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Ah, the virtues of being a baldy like us! No bed head possible.
As one who has been bald for 48 years, I can say that we must mention:

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