Friday, June 13, 2014

Bucket-O-Warsher

My new wind powered washing machine. Screw peddling a bike. Only took 2.5 gallons of wash water to do several t-shirts and they came out clean and better yet smelled clean after the wash. Don't know how much water the rinse cycle took since I just hung the shirts on the line and sprayed them down with a nozzle. Couldn't have taken over a couple of gallons for that to.

Trick is to hang the bucket up on the clothes line when its windy and the wind swings the bucket back and forth doing the work. Left it up for a couple of hours before the rense.

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  1. Sounds like a plan to me. Anything to make things easier, right?

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    1. DD, the way I see it is if you don't have to peddle it it can't be all bad.

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    1. Dani, I could also hang it by a swivel, add vanes and have a spin cycle. ;)

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  3. That would beat the heck out of a washboard or standing over a bucket with a plunger wearing yourself out.

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  4. Hey...what ever works! I would have never thought of that.

    Good move!

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  5. HJ, the real test will come when I try to wash jeans.

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  6. You must have a pretty sturdy clothesline. Ours would break :-(

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  7. No wonder! I put up a cheap clothesline that sags even with things that do not weigh that much. Guess I will have to go back and look at even more YouTube videos :D

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    1. With the high wind down there you need a strong clothe line or expect to chase your laundry across the desert. ;)

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