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toilet bowl seed-sprouter

 
Matthew Fallon
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Hello all,
i came across these forums this past summer through Paul's rocket-stove videos (fantastic! thanks for sharing) Ive gleaned a lot since then ! great place ya got here.time i stopped lurking and contribute

anyhow,this subject isn't exactly what i envisioned my first posting here might be ops:. but thought this was an interesting idea so... hope this is the right category,they're certainly "stacking functions",literally...

so i started some flax/mung sprouts today,in mason jars as usual.i sometimes forget to rinse them every day ,then i wondered if there might be some DIY auto-sprouters on youtube etc, so a 2 second search took me to this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9euNEw6XUs
the 1 video response there is also worth watching(its short)
both are a bit crudely made,but the idea seems good(and hey,they work right)

i thought maybe a little fish-tank or plastic storage container on top(instead of soda bottles) with shelf/trays inside and a lid,would be even better? similar to this design
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY2Ezu5GYMo

then, what if the toilets reservoir were itself the sprouter (designed to be in the first place,a new product..or a retrofit) 
shouldn't be hard at all, apparently they already make [font=Verdana]fish tank-toilets[/font] 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6SjcwBMdrI
though finding enough people to eat food from their toilet could be a sales challenge

what do you think? ideas?, concerns? sanitary or otherwise.

p.s
this guy's method (not shown) does away with rinsing altogether somehow.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbfLyCRz1fs

 
                              
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Well, we don't use the flush toilet so that wouldn't really work all that well for us.

The home made automatic watering system is pretty easy though.

I would be interested to hear more about how the no rinsing method works.  They sing a lot of praises about it but they never tell you how it works.
 
Matthew Fallon
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seems they're selling that info on the $40 dvd

the fresh life sprouter from tribest looks cool.
but you still have to change the water in the resevoir daily..
both it and the youtube one i pointed to have to be plugged in.
is why i really dug the tidy-bowl sprouter.i would just enclose/refine it a bit more
 
rose macaskie
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fun video the first, naughty young woman challenging all our ideas about house wives and toilets. rose
 
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