On a normal day without large tub baths or laundry we use: 58 Gallons
On a large tub bath day add: 10-15 gallons
On a laundry day add: 25 gallons
SO Janet, Tiffibug and Peggy were correct guessing.
We fill the large bath tub 4-7 days a week.
Regarding the carbon foot print question: We only had to heat our water for about 9 weeks with the propane burners, now we have a hot water reservoir heated by wood. Regarding the gasoline engine for the windmill, that is ran about 10 minutes a day. The wash machine about 3 hours MAX a week. We have one family car that is driven only 5,000 miles maximum an entire year. The Gentle Giant does have a daily commute above the 5,000 miles, but we are not runners. We combine trips quite a bit. I dare say that even people who live in the city put on more miles than our family with their little jaunts here and there. They figure, I am only about 5 minutes from the nearest grocery store so its ok to run there once, if not twice a day. The wash machine engine is run daily for an hour. I would be more concerned about "loose electricity aka stray voltage". Whether a myth to some or not, studies have shown that to be real. This is an interesting book on the subject itself.
"Everyone who uses a shower, hot tub or swimming pool, or even touches an outside
water spigot, needs to read Russ Allen s book as it discloses the shocking truth
about the North American electric distribution system. Even through the book
details the slow death by electrocution of Mr. Allen s dairy cows by the local
electric utility and the ensuing trial, what happened to Mr. Allen can happen to
anyone." --Donald W. Zipse, P.E., electrical forensics engineer, IEEE Life Fellow
On a normal day (not a laundry day) how much water do you think our family of 7 uses? It is very neat to think we know how much we use.
How much do you use? Remember a bathtub can hold up to 30-40 gallons. Each toilet flush is a few gallons…
Place your answer below. Thanks.