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Great fan timer and no liquid soap!

Posted on | August 25, 2009 | 2 Comments

Bathroom fan timer switchOn each House Call I learn something new!

On one site visit this week I saw a fantastic bathroom timer switch. You can set it to have the fan stay on for 1 to 60 minutes (The Home Ventilation Institute recommends keeping an exhaust fan on 20 minutes after using a shower to remove moisture from the room).

I saw this post about the timers at Re-Nest.  You can get other great controls by clicking here.

nosoapThe other fun fact I learned was not to use liquid soap.

Makes sense right?

It is engineered to stay liquid in the bottle so why wouldn’t it stay congealed in your pipes.  Foam soap is better because the particles are smaller and less cohesive.  My client’s plumber said liquid soap was the best thing that ever happened to his business.

And never use anti-bacterial soap.  It’s bad for the waterways and your health!


2 Responses to “Great fan timer and no liquid soap!”

  1. Elizabeth
    September 9th, 2009 @ 1:39 pm

    Why buy soap in a plastic container (made from derivatives of natural gas or oil)at all? The bottle may be recyclable (the cap certainly isn’t), but reducing consumption is higher in the waste hierarchy than recycling. Some bars of soap come naked, others come in paper with high recycled content (which you will, naturally, recycle again). We lived for a long, long time without plastic bottles of liquid soap….

  2. Henry Barnes
    October 6th, 2010 @ 11:57 am

    i use a both digital and mechanical timer switches for my appliance, i prefer digital timer switches though,”:


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