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Green Man

Tumble Dry?

What do you think of these? http://www.shielingdryer.co.uk/
marigold

I think I'm glad I have a spare room where I can hang my clothes to dry Wink .
JB

Seem like a good idea and I've seen plenty of variations on the theme on the western idles but £200! and £500 for the larger version Shocked
Cobnut

Good idea, but not at that price Shocked. Just get a couple of washing lines and a tarp and the job’s a good’un.
Rob R

I can't see it being very dry when it blows off the edge of the cliff Wink
vegplot

A few posts and sheets of corrugated iron, doubles as a useful open shed.
Katieowl

I don't believe it would work - sorry! We have SIDEWAYS RAIN here in West Wales Surprised

Even the air is just 'wet' somedays

If it did work, looks like it would be pretty easy to rig up something similar..

Kate
Dogwalker

I'm glad I've got a pole barn Laughing

Was looking at one of these for my sister (west coast of Scotland)

http://www.rotaire.com/index.htm

she was jealous of my barn.
Katieowl

Well Dogwalker those prices are a lot more reasonable than £200!

I could see that being more use....if it didn't blow away!

Kate
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Dogwalker wrote:
I'm glad I've got a pole barn Laughing

Was looking at one of these for my sister (west coast of Scotland)

http://www.rotaire.com/index.htm

she was jealous of my barn.


that would still end up taking off in the wind round here
vegplot

Kite surfing and laundry - another take on extreme ironing.
Anura

Tumble dry?

woo..... that's expensive, the tenty thing.

I am going to ask a friend's builder brother to fix me two wooden holders each side of a gap on my galleried landing, with indentations for removable wooden poles so I can dry my washing on the landing. I don't want an old fashioned clothes dryer as there's no room. I have no idea what he will quote me but I'm sure it will be nothing like £200.

Even where I live the wind blew over my garden bench which had a waterproof cover over it the other week.

I have no room on the landing for a bog standard clothes airer so have to use a bit of initiative as cost of electricity is so high today.
arvo

Its quite clever as an idea.

Does seem quite small for the washing on the edge though.
Mutton

We have an outbuilding we hang ours in, with permanent washing lines up. Try and time loads of washing to run overnight for a windy drier day the next day. Still dries on rainy days (though not heavy mist). We can hang about three loads there at any time. Sometimes in winter takes three days to dry from washing.
We finish off on a drying rack indoors in the room with the stove and the dehumidifier. Usually not much more than airing. Never had a tumble drier.

Other than that, I agree regarding the plastic thingies, small for a load of washing, basically flimsy, won't last long as sun degrades plastic, rain will get in end, fly off cliff, etc. (I've seen what a gale can do to a frame tent, don't think they will survive any better.)

By the way, going off topic slightly. Our washing machine fastest spin is 1100rpm. Does 1600rpm or even higher make washing noticeably drier? Anyone any idea of the energy cost of faster spin?
sean



By the way, going off topic slightly. Our washing machine fastest spin is 1100rpm. Does 1600rpm or even higher make washing noticeably drier? Anyone any idea of the energy cost of faster spin?


No it doesn't. The difference with anything over 1000rpm is minimal in terms of dryness and it knackers the clothes faster too.
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