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  1. Preparedness and Survival
    Does anybody having horrible iron and sulfur problems have experience with Berkey water filters? Did it take out the sulfur and iron? How long did your filters last? Which model do you have? Backwoodsgirl
  2. Question and Answer
    I am due to replace my furnace filter and have been thinking about switching to a reusable furnace filter instead of continuing to buy disposable filters. I don't know anyone who uses a reusable filter and most people look at me funny for even considering it (I'd like to try and reduce the...
  3. Appliances
    It is that time of the year in Toronto, when the temperature dips, the furnace starts working often and the indoor air dries up, causing so many problems... We have purchased 3 humidifiers by now, to find that the filters require frequent replacement (except one of them, with a "permanent"...
  4. Green Living
    Stumbled upon this by accident BUT its pretty cool to know that we can recycle the used filters vs chucking them into the landfill. The bonus is that its free shipping if you're recycling from Canada!! FILTERFORGOOD | Recycle Your Brita® Pitcher Filter
  5. Just Tips
    Sometimes I get a pretty useful e-mail....this was one of those times and I thought I would share. Some of these I already do but thought I would give some of the new ones a try. Hope there is something in here that you can use too. OTHER USES FOR COFFEE FILTERS 1. Cover bowls or dishes...
  6. Home Environment
    Do you regularly change or clean your furnace filters? I know that I, for one, am not as on top of it as I should be. However, I also know how important it is in keeping the air quality in my home clean. So, how 'bout it? How good are you at changing your filters?
  7. Question and Answer
    We ran out of coffee filters today and I thought I remembered there is something else that some people use in lieu of "real" coffee filters. Is there something else that could be used?
  8. Question and Answer
    I was just wondering if there was a way to re-use the filters needed in a humidifier. I have a small one in my kids room and I hate having to buy filters for it, they are getting harder and harder to find, plus they are sort of expensive! Anyway, this humidifier is great, except for the...
  9. Question and Answer
    Could you make a filter using foam carpet padding? I can blow and suck air thru the padding,so it seems like it would work as well as the ones you have to buy.
  10. Utilities
    Our new house has a 5" filter in the furnace, but I can't find them locally and online they are 50$!!! It also has a slot for a 1" filter instead of the 5", but I am considering buying one of the washable ones to fit in there. Does anyone know any differences between the 5" and 1" and what...
  11. Kitchen Basics
    I was wondering if people use paper coffee filters for their coffee makers or do you use the wire mesh one that you wash out each time? :coffee:
  12. Green Living
    We use a metal reuable coffee filter, but I see that there are 100% cotton and hemp filters available now too. (for cone shaped and basket) http://www.abundantearth.com/store/hemocoffeefilter.html http://care2.greenhome.com/products/prodpagekit-cof.html This is a nice alternative.
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