TH Forums Highlights: Water Heaters, Using Compost + More

Nothing cures a case of the Mondays like a quick trip through TreeHugger Forums...



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1) "Is it a good idea to put my water heater outside?" wonders Forums user Maurices5000, who wants to move it from the kitchen to...somewhere that makes more sense, space- and efficiency-wise. Outside is at the top of the list, but that might not be so good for the long-term health of the appliance, say some fellow Forums users. If space is a big problem, we're thinking it might be time to go tankless...

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2) User Wai is new to composting and is wondering how to best use the nutrient-rich soil additive. Will it grow plants straight-up, or should it be mixed with potting soil or regular dirt? Some questions and thoughts that come up: does the vessel -- pots vs. garden plot and indoor vs. outdoor -- make a difference, and what plants would be best to grow? Master composters, let's hear from you!

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3) Lastly, Forums user krazycp comments on the sad state of plastic bag usage in this world: "It just amazes me how wasteful some people are. In my opinion, plastic milk jugs don't need bagged and everything she had would have fit in a brown paper sack or maybe one plastic bag." Thankfully, reusable canvas sacks are becoming more and more available (and more in vogue); how prominently displayed are they at your grocery store?

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