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r ranson wrote:

Burra Maluca wrote:

B Lunaress wrote: I'm not fond of wasting resources, & since dish soap's primary purpose is as a de-greaser, & I wasn't de-greasing anything, using dish soap would be wasteful & counter to permaculture values, as I understand it.



Maybe you should re-do the BB when you DO have something that needs de-greasing. What do you use for washing greasy things at the moment?



From the perspective of someone interested in using skip to find people to hire, about 50% of the value is the person showing they can read and follow the instructions.

Paul had a good post somewhere about edge cases.


Hence why I sought clarity, rather than assumed. I think that, so far, qualifying for 8/9 BB's shows that reading & following instructions isn't an issue. ^-^ . Nicole linked me to the edge cases thread, & loads of other useful information, like the BB Refinement thread.
I'm also seeking out some biodegradeable soap so that I can re-do it as it says. Apologies for making more work for the staff. I will try to avoid edge cases in the future.
 
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After the first day of PTJ, I emptied the dishpans into the hugel beds. I used the Earth Friendly Products dish shop. https://www.ecowise.com/product_p/efdul.htm
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I emptied the prewash station at the PTJ event.  The bin easily has 3 gallons in it.  The Wheaton Labs soap is Oasis dishwashing liquid
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Bin full
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Watering a tree
Watering a tree
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I used the prewash water from the dishwashing station at Wheaton Labs to water a hugelmound.

Link to the soap

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water in the pans
water in the pans
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Adding to the hugel
Adding to the hugel
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Soap!
Soap!
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Every day we (my partner and/or I) wash the dishes by hand. We usually have to do this a few times each day. As I've described in nest.sand.dishes, I collect the water in pans sat at the bottom of the pile in the sink. I've recently (thanks to various BBs) started taking that collected water and storing it in a big bucket (which holds 3 gallons - see greywillow.sand.showerwater) for use on the garden and flushing the toilet.

The soap we use is Ecover washing up liquid. We re-fill the same container at a local store. It is plant based, completely biodegradable (see link below) and very ethical.

Link to Ecover washing up liquid

The bucket measures a little over the following: 11" x 9" x 9" (to the line) giving a volume of slightly over 3 gallons. I go into slightly more detail in greywillow.sand.showerwater.

I've included a shot of a dishpan that I used in the Wash Dishes by Hand BB. This is how I've been collecting the water. This then gets poured into the big bucket from the other photographs. I filled this and an assortment of other vessels whilst washing up.

I've included three shots showing the bucket at various stages of full. One bucket-load was almost 3 gallons (it would have been if it was up to the line). The others were a little less than a gallon apiece. In total I estimate that I used 4.5 gallons.

There are photos of me watering various parts of my garden, including the Wine Cap mushroom bed (which is woodchip with a bed of mycelium beneath it). A mycologist friend of mine recently told me that if I give it a really good watering it will probably start fruiting soon.

There are also photos of the set-up in my bathroom where I use the collected greywater for flushing the toilet.

I hope this is enough evidence. Thanks.
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A load of dishes
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More dishes
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A full bucket
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More water collected
More water collected
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A bit more
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Bucket sits next to toilet
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And is used to flush it
And is used to flush it
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Watering a wine cap mushroom bed
Watering a wine cap mushroom bed
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Happy mycelium!
Happy mycelium!
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Watering plants too
Watering plants too
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And these guys
And these guys
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Shot of large "dishpan"
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Smaller "dishpan"
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Into the bucket
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Reused both bins of pre-wash water after lunch at wheaton Labs
Reused both bins of pre-wash water after lunch at wheaton Labs
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Picture of Oasis biodegradable dish soap
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Watering nearby growies
Watering nearby growies
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