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Green Man



Joined: 23 Jul 2006
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Location: Rural Scotland.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 10 3:09 pm    Post subject: Tumble Dry?  Reply with quote    

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

marigold



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 12458
Location: West Sussex
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 10 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

JB



Joined: 08 Jun 2005
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Location: 91° N
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 10 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

Cobnut



Joined: 29 Aug 2008
Posts: 475
Location: North Herefordshire
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 10 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 31902
Location: York
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 10 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

vegplot



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21298
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 10 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

Katieowl



Joined: 01 Jun 2006
Posts: 4317
Location: West Wales
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 10 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

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



Joined: 20 Mar 2007
Posts: 1231
Location: Mid Wales
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 10 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm glad I've got a pole barn

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



Joined: 01 Jun 2006
Posts: 4317
Location: West Wales
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 10 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

toggle



Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 11622
Location: truro
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 10 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

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



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21298
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 10 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Kite surfing and laundry - another take on extreme ironing.

Anura



Joined: 26 Aug 2009
Posts: 57

PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 10 10:43 pm    Post subject: Tumble dry? Reply with quote    

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



Joined: 04 Dec 2006
Posts: 3321
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 10 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Its quite clever as an idea.

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

Mutton



Joined: 09 May 2009
Posts: 1508

PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 11 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 11 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mutton wrote:


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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