• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Pearl Sutton
  • James Freyr
stewards:
  • Burra Maluca
  • Mike Haasl
  • Joylynn Hardesty
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • thomas rubino
  • Jay Angler
  • Tereza Okava

spiffy: use a clothesline and/or a clothes drying rack

 
master steward
Posts: 31537
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This thread follows the format laid out by the spiffy thread.

This thread is linked to by spiffy: techniques to reduce global greenhouse gasses.

Please use just one link per post. Please use the "thumbs up" for the posts you like the most. Please take discussion to other threads, this thread is just for links and a quick description of the links.

 
paul wheaton
master steward
Posts: 31537
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
A forum thread with more than a hundred posts on using clotheslines and drying racks.

really saving energy - eliminate the clothes dryer

https://permies.com/t/6077/energy/saving-energy-eliminate-clothes-dryer

 
paul wheaton
master steward
Posts: 31537
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
a blog post

How to REALLY Save on Your Summer Utility Bills

It has a list of things, with the top of the list being to use a clothesline.

http://www.makeitmissoula.com/2011/06/save-money-on-summer-utility-bills/
 
paul wheaton
master steward
Posts: 31537
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator


Fire Your Clothes Dryer

http://www.greenamerica.org/livinggreen/dryer.cfm
 
steward
Posts: 3252
Location: Moved from south central WI to Portland, OR
700
hugelkultur urban chicken food preservation bike bee
  • Likes 3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Mini money challenge: Assessing your clothes drying habits - NWEdible.com



Your clothes dryer sucks your money away. After your basic HVAC, fridge and freezer it is the biggest and most expensive energy hogging appliance in your house." -- Erica Strauss at NW Edible, author of The Hands On Home

 
Julia Winter
steward
Posts: 3252
Location: Moved from south central WI to Portland, OR
700
hugelkultur urban chicken food preservation bike bee
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
My new 1000% Annual Return on Investment Clothes Dryer - Mr Money Mustache



There’s something about a device that sucks warm air from inside your house, pumps 5,000 additional watts of coal-generated electric heat* into it, and then shoots it outside into the cold winter air along with lots of nice humidity from your freshly-washed clothes, that just doesn’t agree with my efficiency-oriented engineer’s brain." -- Mr Money Mustache

 
paul wheaton
master steward
Posts: 31537
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Clothesline pulley: https://permies.com/t/51779//clothesline-pulley

 
Posts: 47
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Something any reasonably handy person could make.
http://www.usethings.com.au/product/drying-rack/
 
Posts: 67
Location: Southeast Wisconsin, urban
2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
You can even do it in the dead of winter:

http://104homestead.com/line-dry-clothes-winter/
 
Switching from electric heat to a rocket mass heater reduces your carbon footprint as much as parking 7 cars. Tiny ad:
Voices of Transition--documentary, streaming
https://permies.com/t/143498/Voices-Transition-documentary-streaming
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic