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post #31 of 47
My property has a creek fed by a crystal clear spring. Let me know when you'll be in Montana and you can try it.
post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

The problem is you're focusing on the things in life that don't really matter. When I was a kid I had hopes and dreams. We all did. But over time, the daily grind gets in the way and you miss the things that really matter, even though they are right in front of you, staring you in the face. I think the next time you should ask yourself "Am I on the right track here?". I don't mean to be rude but people like you I really pity. So maybe you could use the few brain cells you have and take advantage of the knowledge I have given you now. Good luck.

i fucking died laughing ahahahahaha +324234234
post #33 of 47
if you want water that only H2O and nothing else.
distilled water is steam that is condensed.
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by stylemeup View Post

Especially since good clothing is expensive... I have a very limited budget
...and I want to preserve it for as long as humanly possible.
...because I do not have enough money to purchase a sufficient array of excellent clothing.
... I cannot afford the high-end drycleaners....
...because I cannot afford them, ... since Alexander Kabbaz...

See what I did here? To put it bluntly, you're living above your means. The very mention of Kabbaz makes me laugh. Please stop this nonsense, it just doesn't work that way, buy clothes that matches your paygrade.
post #35 of 47
He didn't say he's buying all of his shirts from Kabbaz, he just said that he read Kabbaz's guide to washing shirts, which is free. That suggests a level of frugality that is completely compatible with maintaining the SF lifestyle, at least until he goes crazy for Vass or Rubinacci.
post #36 of 47
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Originally Posted by stylemeup View Post

I was thinking that I might use Tide Original for cottons, since Alexander Kabbaz recommends that in his shirt-washing guide. Now that I think about it though, that might not be the best option. That same guide recommends to machine-wash clothing after preparing it by hand on the first day. That guide therefore does not bother to care about water quality, nor about broken/damaged buttons that will result from machine-washing, which is a problem that is ignored in the article, even though in a post he made on the AA forums, Mr. Kabbaz has also said that damaged or broken buttons are a common problem when laundering. That is a problem that I wish to avoid.
In addition, that guide also says that he only expects his shirts to last for 200 washes under his system of proper care. I'd prefer my shirts to last even longer.
I might use a non-biological detergent for hand-washing. I need to buy one for hand-washing my wool and cashmere sweaters anyway. So far I have not found one locally, but I intend to do so, or else find a place to buy one online. I know they exist, even if most people do not bother to use them. If any of you know good places online to buy non-biological detergents, I'd appreciate if you posted them. smile.gif

if you must hand wash, always use a laundry detergent bar. and speaking from experience, don't hand wash. just put your clothes through a gentle cycle or something similar, and make better use of your time.
post #37 of 47
This thread reminds me of another thread on a Porsche forum where someone claimed rainwater was the best rinse for your car. What did we have but a slew of guys putting out buckets for the next rainfall.....

Men and our obsessions sometimes.....icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #38 of 47
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

The problem is you're focusing on the things in life that don't really matter. When I was a kid I had hopes and dreams. We all did. But over time, the daily grind gets in the way and you miss the things that really matter, even though they are right in front of you, staring you in the face. I think the next time you should ask yourself "Am I on the right track here?". I don't mean to be rude but people like you I really pity. So maybe you could use the few brain cells you have and take advantage of the knowledge I have given you now. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by viator View Post

The reason this sounds over the top is because a) I'm not aware of any reported problems resulting from laundering shirts using ordinary average water; and b) physical wear on the shirt - i.e. your neck against the collar, your wrist against the cuff, your elbow against the desk - will be the limiting factor in a shirt's lifespan, not the use of tap vs. distilled water.
Frankly, I think handwashing shirts is also a bit extreme. If money is really an issue for you to the extent you identified in your post, wouldn't you be happier and less stressed if you just bought a bunch of CT or BB shirts and had them commercially laundered? It sounds like you're at the point where your shirts own you, rather than vice versa.

+1 to both
post #39 of 47
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Originally Posted by viator View Post

This is a whole new level of OCD.


I was just about to say. This raises the bar I guess.

post #40 of 47
Thinking about this a bit more, the only way I can rationalize it is if the OP really enjoys washing his clothes by hand and this level of detail brings even more enjoyment.

Lets face facts gents, 99% of us who post here have way more clothes that we really "need" for work and warmth. My guess is this stuff is a hobby for most, which justifys the time and money we put into it that the vast majority of outsiders wouldnt. In fact, Im sure each of us knows at least one person who thinks our closets are ridiculous.

To each their own, as long as they arent hurting anyone else or doing it on someone elses dime.
post #41 of 47
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Originally Posted by NewYorkBuck View Post

This thread reminds me of another thread on a Porsche forum where someone claimed rainwater was the best rinse for your car. What did we have but a slew of guys putting out buckets for the next rainfall.....
 

 

that's so awesome. funny, but awesome. laugh.gif

post #42 of 47
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Originally Posted by NewYorkBuck View Post

This thread reminds me of another thread on a Porsche forum where someone claimed rainwater was the best rinse for your car. What did we have but a slew of guys putting out buckets for the next rainfall.....

 

that's so awesome. funny, but awesome. laugh.gif

Especially since it's almost certainly false:
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How Acidic is Rain in New York State?

The average pH of rainfall in New York State ranges from 4.0 to 4.5, which is up to 30 times more acidic than "normal."

http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/8418.html
post #43 of 47
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Originally Posted by NewYorkBuck View Post

This thread reminds me of another thread on a Porsche forum where someone claimed rainwater was the best rinse for your car. What did we have but a slew of guys putting out buckets for the next rainfall.....
Men and our obsessions sometimes.....icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

You guys don't have rain barrels? Kids today smile.gif
post #44 of 47
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Originally Posted by NewYorkBuck View Post

This thread reminds me of another thread on a Porsche forum where someone claimed rainwater was the best rinse for your car. What did we have but a slew of guys putting out buckets for the next rainfall.....
Men and our obsessions sometimes.....icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

I'd say "soft water" would be better for rinsing
post #45 of 47
OP if you are serious about doing this your best solution would be something that supplies pure water to the entire home, your soap will lather better, food cooked in water will taste better etc.

A home reverse osmosis system is what you want. You can add a UV system and or a water softener, too.

Your statement about bottled water "being the same as tap water" is so incredibly wrong unless you live in a country that only has a few sources of bottled water that exclude Fiji, Aquafina, Dasani, Voss, and countless others.

Porsche story: Dumbest thing I've read all week.
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