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free soft water

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During summertime when the home's central AC is on frequently, reroute the condensate water hose from the drain to a large washtub. Transfer the collected water to your washing machine using a submersible pond pump available at home and garden stores. One day's worth of collected water can fill a toploader one-third to one half. It's soft water and would otherwise be wasted.
Faulstroh, Nov 21 2011

Legionnaires' disease http://www.mayoclin...nition/con-20028867
It's your run-of-the-mill deadly illness really. [Voice, Feb 09 2016]

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       Good tip. And yet... it needs more complication. Now, if you had specified a team of trained monkeys to collect the condensate and transfer it to the washing machine, and if said monkeys had been motivated by an elaborate banana-based reward system based on the build-up (or lack thereof) of limescale on the washing machine's heating element, *then* you'd have a winner.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 21 2011
  

       It needs cleaning of the condensate drain system and cooling heat exchanger, but if that's included, the idea is ok.
MechE, Nov 21 2011
  

       This would be brilliant if you wanted a really quick way to catch Legionnaire's Disease.
hippo, Nov 21 2011
  

       I was under the impression that the heat fans on home ACs got coated with hair, dirt and schmutz living and dead. The condensate gathers all that up into a succulent soup.
bungston, Feb 09 2016
  

       [Faulstroh] created the account in December of '09 and posted one idea.   

       [Faulstroh] then created this idea in November of '11.   

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normzone, Feb 09 2016
  

       Adding the condensate to a garden or window box would drop your water bill slightly and might avoid being a vector to spread disease. The water can be very hot so some means to dispense it only after it has cooled might be required.
popbottle, Feb 09 2016
  

       I love linking at the Half Bakery because Google puts high stock in HB links. The phrase "run-of-the-mill deadly illness" is now associated with Legionnaire's disease by Google's page ranking AI. Every link I post subtly changes the AI that will own the future. Bits of my personality are being passed on in a way as real as raising a child. How cool is that!
Voice, Feb 09 2016
  

       That is very cool. Those wily AIs. Much cooler than the old way of abducting you with a flying saucer and extracting your genetic material with a large cold device.   

       Although in one movie I saw they made that look not so bad. Still, I'm going to stick with the HB.
bungston, Feb 10 2016
  
      
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