I have been working on a design which beats those nice outdoor solar models.
Sure, those are super-efficient and dry clothes quickly. But my dryer, under certain circumstances, will not only dry your clothes, but also air condition your house. If you live in hot & dry, hang the clothes indoors - evaporative cooling will cool the house and add just the tiniest bit of humidity, which can feel good in the desert. 3 functions in one!
Campy in Nashville, Tennessee, USA wrote:
They cost a lot in electricity.
If you notice they need a special plug with double the normal voltage (USA).
Caitlin Elder wrote:I'm looking at switching from my dryer to using a drying rack/clothes line, and I'm wondering how much energy would I save? Even if I have the energy efficient dryer?
Joshua Myrvaagnes wrote:Anyone know anything about the GiraDora clothes-washer-dryer that uses no electricity? is it viable?
or the hand-washer "wonder washer"?
sounds like a pressure-cooker for laundry.
Joylynn Hardesty wrote:
"..heavier clothing it is pretty much impossible to wring it out by hand enough that it doesn't drip off the clothesline. Since my clothesline goes above my RMH and the mass bench seat I need a solution. A better way to wring out the clothes (that doesn't take up a lot of space - small cabin here) would help, especially if it cuts down the drying time from two days"
Perhaps a clothes wringer? http://www.amazon.com/Behrens-Galvanized-Bucket-Rollers-3-Gallon/dp/B0014CP6GG/ref=pd_sbs_265_6?ie=UTF8&dpID=51iiX906ivL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0AN6HJJTZ6K3ET8WJA33
Or a cheaper option, mop bucket with a roller wringer. https://www.kleen-ritecorp.com/p-968-76-3-lake-city-handwringer.aspx
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