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Old 07-11-2019, 12:38 AM   #16
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Interesting discussion on many levels.

Sewers changed the course of history, I think, at least in the west. They made cities bearable to live in. Read accounts of pre-sewer London, where "Chamber pots" sometimes got tossed out windows onto passers-by below.

Sewers helped tame the spread of many diseases spread that way. Typhus was a regular problem. Sewage and sanitation have made it a thing of the past, sort of, at least in the U.S. and Western Europe and Japan.

Typhus, coming to a street near you. . .

Typhus has broken out in the homeless camps in LA. True.
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I like the idea of Tesla's solar shingles and storage batteries.

I would like to see the cost of solar shingles come down to a level that would be competitive with traditional shingles and everyone would produce their own electricity during the day, store the excess in batteries and retrieve it at night.


Unfortunately, Elon Musk makes a lot of promises but he doesn't keep them all. The man is amazing, but he has too many projects going at one time.

Today he launched a rocket into space that had 60 satellites on it....wow.
Good for him......now, let's get those solar shingles produced.




I also like the idea of zero energy housing. Homes that are super efficient (thicker walls and more insulation ) and with the use of solar panels produce as much energy as they consume in one year.


Imagine, if all the homes in America ( or around the world) produced their own energy. I think homes consume 1/3 of all the energy produced in the U.S.

If we produced our own energy at home and reduced energy needs nationwide by 1/3......we could shut down a nuclear plant, or a coal plant, or tear down a hydro dam and restore fish to certain areas.......


Maybe one day........


https://www.tesla.com/powerwall


https://www.tesla.com/solarroof


https://www.lgesspartner.com/front/n.../main/main.dev
Those will be nice for folks who don't have winter. No way it's working for us Northerner's though heh
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Old 08-16-2019, 07:34 AM   #18
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Its a good enough to have a space with liked bright decor and with floating shelf.
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:55 PM   #19
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A septic system is hardly wasteful. Water is used, and sent to the septic tank where bacteria do their thing, then amazingly clean water is sent to the lateral fields, where bacteria finishes the job. Some water goes up evaporates, but the majority goes right back to the water table. In about 4-6ft of soil depth, the lateral effluent is drinking water clean!

Of course the normal crackerbox homes of America do not have room for a septic, but I think the methods need to be considered. Bacteria can just be awesome.
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How do you vaporize human waste with microwaves without using electricity?

Being disgusted by your own by-products to the point where you fantasize with "vaporizing" them is definitely a first-world problem.
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A septic system is hardly wasteful. Water is used, and sent to the septic tank where bacteria do their thing, then amazingly clean water is sent to the lateral fields, where bacteria finishes the job. Some water goes up evaporates, but the majority goes right back to the water table. In about 4-6ft of soil depth, the lateral effluent is drinking water clean!

Of course the normal crackerbox homes of America do not have room for a septic, but I think the methods need to be considered. Bacteria can just be awesome.
I know this is an old post.

But if you have a septic field, you might have to worry about the sewage rising to the top ( not the cream) when you have a heavy rain and the ground is saturated.

And you might have to worry about odors in a drought.

And you might have to worry about cholera year round.

Septic tanks and city sewers are fine with me.
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i do hope businesses may apply these things to save Earth. Our mother earth is really not doing okay.
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