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Old 01-13-2008, 01:46 AM   #11
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I think it just keeps the pipes awake at night!
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:43 AM   #12
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I would not throw it down the drain, it acts like sand, clogging it.
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:10 AM   #13
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I don't drink a lot of coffee, but when I have company, I, too, throw it in the garden. Never down the drain. Some things I do flush down the toilet (think of what you normally flush, if it resembles that, flush). I live in a very old house and the bathroom is, as in most old homes, right off the kitchen. I do not have a garbage disposal. But I use the bathroom sink as a second sink, the toilet at times gets used for semi-liquid disposal.
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Old 01-13-2008, 08:37 AM   #14
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I have always heard they will clog your drain. Have seen that on several shows.
You can put the filter in the compost too.
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:33 AM   #15
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My mom and grandma always put coffee grounds and eggs shells in the flowerbed, and they sure had some beautiful flowers!
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Old 01-13-2008, 10:49 AM   #16
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yeah egg shells are great too, plenty of calcium, it helps maintain the PH balance the also acts as a soil improver :)
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:26 AM   #17
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Having a difference of opinion with hubby. I throw the fine coffee grinds from the coffee machine down the sink drain. I think I once heard that it helps keep the drain clean. Hubby says I'm wrong.....Anyone?????....thanks
They have a lot of nitrogen, so they're great for the garden: Coffee grounds for compost and fertilizer
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:33 AM   #18
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We too have a septic tank so are very careful what we put down the drain.
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:45 AM   #19
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Not good for a septic system which we have so the grinds are either thrown in the garbage or saved for the garden . I have used the coffee grinds for house plants as well.
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Old 02-05-2008, 03:59 PM   #20
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Absolutely NOT. PERIOD..........................
My dad's a plumber.
No coffee grounds.
No cigarettes [yes, people really DO put them in there].
No glass to sharpen blades. Ice is fine.
No egg shells.
No potato peels.
No bacon drippings or other fat, unless you follow it up with a truckload of HOT water but even that isn't full proof, it can still harden later and clog big time.
No animal bones.
Lemon/lime/orange peel is okay in small pieces to help deodorize.
yes, he's found them all and they all clogged and broke the GD.
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