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I want to build a cheap filter for a solution of magnesium chloride that will filter out organic matter, but keep the magnesium chloride.
I'm into nutrition and take a lot of supplements. I've found that the best way for me to supplement magnesium is for me to soak my feet in a solution of magnesium chloride. By rough numbers, I've put eight pounds of magnesium chloride hexahydrate (source: Ancient Minerals brand) into about four gallons of water. Total dissolved magnesium is about 450 grams. Dietary recommendation for magnesium is about 420 milligrams. I guess that I absorb a maximum of one gram of magnesium each time. Because each bag of magnesium costs $40, I reuse the water from the foot bath. Obviously, over time, the water starts to get a little funky from skin flakes coming off my feet. I would like to find a way to filter the water so I can reuse it for longer.
I've tried using a towel which helped a little and an air filter which helped a little more. Any suggestions?
ideal /diy/ house
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What would your ideal home have?
What are some things that piss you off about houses
Here's what I would have in my ideal home:
multiple huge basins in the kitchen. I hate shallow sinks and those tiny half sinks
no exposed grout
no exposed metal that corrodes, like iron and copper
no carpet, just floorboards or tiles
a garbage disposal unit
drains inside the shower rooms, bath rooms and toilet rooms
hoses all over the house. almost everything should be waterproof or kept in a watertight container. I should be able to hose down my house to clean it
no flimsy metal Venetian blinds. How do these even exist?
bidets, perhaps attached to the toilet. people who only dry wipe are disgusting
all cables and pipes and other various inner workings neatly arranged and exposed if practical.
locks for toilet rooms, bath rooms, shower rooms and bed rooms. It is absurd not to have these. They should even have "occupied" and "unoccupied" indicators on them
lots of transparent containers, stackable and of the same model for any given size. Having lots of non-matching disorganised containers is awful
no knick-knacks, no embellishments
simple geometric shapes with non-rounded edges
a grey scale colour scheme
exposed inner workings
a properly arranged house
the garage should open into the house. The garage should open right next to the pantry. I hate carrying groceries from the garage to the kitchen. The garage should also open into the main outdoor entertainment area so that it can also be used as an outdoor entertainment area. The kitchen, especially its sink and bin, should be aside. The house I was raised in was poorly planned, it had the geometric and practical centre right next to the kitchen sink. It also had shitty these room-sized cut away outdoor sections, which were isolated from the other outdoor sections so ended up being completely unused.
Is this autism? Possibly
Self sufficient farming
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I have long been enamoured with the idea of self sufficiency, as well as a minimalistic approach to the way we do things. I am currently looking around at property with the intent to buy some time this year, with the further intent of buying once and trying to the best of my ability to get it 'right'. This means allowing for kids down the track, as well as a little room to grow and change things up if need be.
My questions today are in relation to self sufficient farming, or as close to as you can get. I am a vegetarian, so I don't need space to grow live stock, just as much fruit, veg and whatever else I can manage. Even if I wasn't, I am looking in suburban areas so the space would just not be there. I would love to go live in a cabin in the woods, or a shack in the country... But that won't be happening just yet.
The ideal, I guess, would be able to provide for myself + fiance year round, though I understand this might be far from possibly, especially whilst setting it up and learning. My mum has always had a decent veggie garden, but it's been a long time since I tried to grow anything, and back then it was more for enjoyment than sustainment.
I am interested in knowing how much space you would need for a good set up? Are there ways of, for lack of a better term, stacking things up, like adding another story on a house? (Something I am planning on so I can have more yard!) I have been doing a bit of googling as so far I have found a bit of stuff but would love to hear first hand.
The other question I have is... best place to start out! As I said, I will be starting from scratch in terms of a set up, and not far from scratch in terms of my knowledge. I love reading and learn best reading and then trying, so any resources you could recommend would be awesome!
I am from Melbourne in Australia, which means our climate varies from touching 0 Celsius in winter, to 45 Celsius in summer. Approx. 30-115 Fahrenheit, I think?