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From: tmclone on 28 Oct 2009 12:06
On Oct 27, 10:31 pm, m...(a)privacy.net wrote:
> I'm thinking abt selling my clothes dryer and keeping
> the washer only
> I'm single and will be moving a lot and not sure I even
> need a dryer.
> Could you live without a dryer? If yes, how would YOU
> dry your clothes?
Nope. If I were forced to choose only one I'd get rid of the washer
and keep the dryer. I live in blue jeans. I can't IMAGINE wearing
jeans that were not tumbled dry. Also, I live in upstate NY where it
rained for at least a few minutes nearly every day this summer and
it's below freezing for 6 months of the year. I would use a laundry
service before I'd try to survive without a dryer.
From: me on 28 Oct 2009 13:17
"Rod Speed" <rod.speed.aaa(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>I have enough clothes so that I can just wash when its not going to rain,
>dry them on a line outside. Nothing flash, its just 3 runs of nylon rope
>between rings on the wall of the house, rawlbolts, and rings on the fence.
do you live in an arid climate?
From: me on 28 Oct 2009 13:18
>I'm thinking abt selling my clothes dryer and keeping
>the washer only
I was also thinking abt getting a condensing washer
From: Rod Speed on 28 Oct 2009 13:51
Susan Bugher wrote
> me(a)privacy.net wrote
>> I'm thinking abt selling my clothes dryer and keeping the washer only
>> I'm single and will be moving a lot and not sure I even need a dryer.
>> Could you live without a dryer? If yes, how would YOU dry your clothes?
> <smile> Another "you know you're getting old when. . ." moment. Of
> course you can live without a dryer. I can remember when scarcely
> anyone owned a clothes dryer. (They became popular in the 1940-50s).
> I suggest you get a clothesline or a drying rack and try line drying before you give up your dryer. Line dried clothes
> are stiff and "boardy" if you don't have a good breezy drying day
None of mine are, so it must be the clothes etc you choose to wear.
Mine are all pure cotton except for the polar fleeces.
> or if you dry them indoors. Things like comforters take "forever" to dry. . .
> Dryers are a great time saver too, especially if you do lots of laundry.
> If the tradeoffs are acceptable to you, give up your dryer. For what it's worth, I'd hate to have to give up mine. . .
From: Rod Speed on 28 Oct 2009 13:59
> Rod Speed <rod.speed.aaa(a)gmail.com> wrote
>> I have enough clothes so that I can just wash when its not going to
>> rain, dry them on a line outside. Nothing flash, its just 3 runs of
>> nylon rope between rings on the wall of the house, rawlbolts, and
>> rings on the fence.
> do you live in an arid climate?
Yep, and the clothes dry fine on the line outside in winter too.
The met records claim that we had snow just once in 100 years, but I bet it didnt stay long.
If you do multiple loads on the hottest dry days in summer, the first
load is often dry by the time the second load is ready for the line,
with the humidity 3-4% and the temp at 110F with a decent wind.
In fact if feels like you are walking into an oven when you hang the
clothes out on the line those days.
We do very occassionally get a day where the max doesnt get above 32F
in winter, but they are pretty rare and there are always sunny days in winter
and I have enough clothes so I can wait for good days for the wash.