My Homemade Clothes Dryer (might be useful to anyone who hates dryers)

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  1. Jungle Jane

    Jungle Jane Middle Class Twit Of The Year 2005

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    I'm sure most gardeners feel the same as me when it comes to dryers and clothes lines. They get in the way and are an eyesore.

    I used to have a washing line we first moved here and it was really useful. However it was always in the way and proved to be a nuisance for me and so got rid of it last year. I quickly realised that we simply couldn't function without a dryer of some sorts and so started to design out a new dryer to meet our needs.

    This dryer would have to hold a lot of washing, while at the same time not take up any space and also not be too visible when not in use.

    This is what I came up with. Its operated by pulleys and a length of ripe and cost roughly £20 to build. Also the rungs are made from my neighbour's Stargate she was throwing out.

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    (You can see that the dryer is still visible because I left all the pegs on as I need to build a box to put them in.)
     
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    • Phil A

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      Brilliant Jane :) I'm in the same boat, all my washing has to dry naturally [​IMG]

      Good idea to use a Stargate [​IMG] Just don't let the Gou'auld know about it :yikes:
       
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        Jungle Jane Middle Class Twit Of The Year 2005

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        :doh::heehee: My phone's fault. I must stop making threads on it.

        When I first found the stairgate I texted Mr Jane saying "I've found a stargate!" and he wonder what I had taken :heehee:
         
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          Indoor, rather then Outdoor, so not relevant in this context, but in case of interest, we have a couple of these in our utility room:

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          I bought the cast iron bits, and the pulleys and cord, as a "kit" off eBay, and then got some batons of a length that suited our room from the local Shed.

          Here's a link with all the gen, but I have no idea if their price is competitive?, in case of interest:
          http://www.castinstyle.co.uk/sectio...ng-pulley-kitchen-maid-clothes-pulley-airers/
          they seem to have every conceivable variation, and component/spare part :)
           
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