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Richard Beaton
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This can be easily built with a 5, 6 or 7 gallon bucket, I invented this maybe a month ago and it works great, if a little leaky but doesn't leak as much with the gamma seal lid. If you don't have the room you can swish it around on a countertop or screw 4 casters to a piece of wood and roll it in place.

Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BuqvJEVNqU
 
Mark Livett
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I liked the look of this one

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670355/how-a-foot-powered-washing-machine-could-change-millions-of-lives#1

but it wasn't in production last time I looked.

Your design has less moving parts so is less likely to fail but does need a large flat floor space to operate it. I like the idea of being able to sit down to do the washing!
 
Richard Beaton
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Hi,

Thanks for the response.

My design doesn't require a large floor space, it only makes it convenient. You can sit in a low chair with the bucket in front of you and roll it back and forth in about a 3 foot area, it will probably give more of a back and forth 'washing machine' type action that way as well.

One of these could also be used while sitting.. https://www.lehmans.com/p-532-pressure-handwasher.aspx
 
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