Monday, July 27, 2015

FOD 2015.07.27

Just because barry is running around out of the country checking on his roots or something equally inane doesn't mean that he still isn't screwing up things at home.
Now that he’s “solved” the problem of Iranian nukes and re-established ties with the Communist dictatorship in Cuba, our Dear Leader has finally declared war on dishwashers. Naturally, the American people are the big losers.
Companies that make dishwashers are warning that the Obama administration’s latest efficiency standards for their industry would backfire.

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers is accusing the Department of Energy (DOE) of a politically motivated drive to increase dishwasher efficiency, which are so bad that they would cause consumers to re-wash dishes, erasing any efficiency gains.

Rob McAver, the group’s head lobbyists, said regulators are going too far, and the new rules will allow only 3.1 gallons to be used to wash each load of dishes.

“At some point, they’re trying to squeeze blood from a stone that just doesn’t have any blood left in it,” McAver said.

Some of the group’s members, which include companies like GE Appliances & Lighting and Whirlpool Corp., tweaked their models to comply with the DOE’s December proposal to ratchet up standards.

They then ran standard tests with food stuck to dishes.

“They found some stuff that was pretty disgusting,” McAver said.

McAver brought DOE officials to his office recently to show them the results, and released photos of it publicly this week.

He’s hoping that the disgusted reactions to the tests will spur DOE to go back to the drawing board for the standards, and work more closely with the industry this time.

“The poor performance that would result would totally undercut and go backwards in terms of energy and water use, because of the need for running the dishwasher again, or pre-rinsing or hand-washing, which uses a lot of water,” he said.
Sounds similar to those damn low-flow toilets that were mandated by the feds back in the 1990s. The house we live in now was built in 2001. It has low-flow toilets ... and a plunger in every bathroom. Our family motto is "Flush early, and flush often"

Somehow I doubt if we are saving any water when multiple flushes are required to accomplish the same thing that a single flush used to do.

Leave it to the government to screw up something as simple and effective as a device that has been pleasing its users since the mid-19th century. And now that same government is going after our dishwashers.

God help us all...


Well Seasoned Fool said...

Have friends who have smuggled "real" toilets from Canada in the past.

There is a recycler in Denver that seems to have a few salvaged from old buildings along with claw footed tubs.

Old NFO said...

What's next... Sigh... I have a couple of 'real' toilets in storage, in case one of mine fails...

CenTexTim said...

WSF - There used to be a thriving business in Detroit running toilets from Canada into the states.

NFO - Hang on to them. They're worth their weight in gold...