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Old Today, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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banned? who has the right to ban people from using certain appliances? when exactly did people hand over control of their lives to some central organization that has so much power over what we do?
I just had a thought (imagine) .... those of us who live in gestappo HOA's should put up clotheslines in the back yard for kicks and giggles. And not use them.
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Old Today, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Sure, you can get your clothes dry naturally even through a cold winter.
Just remember that you'll need more time for the clothes to dry, so hang as early in the day as you can and leave until late. If there's a breeze, you're in luck; agitation speeds up the process. Avoid hanging on damp, grey days when the moisturize that needs to evaporate from the clothing has nowhere to go.
So, check the weather - if it's sunny and breezy, you can air dry your clothes even in cold winter.
Yeah been there done that got the popsicle jeans to prove it. The only way to dry my clothes in winter, like after backpack snowshoeing is to have a black tarp OVER your wet/damp clothes.

I guess youíve not experienced cold wind and wet clothes?
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Old Today, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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I know! And they don't have air conditioning (and all kinds of other stuff). I have a feeling they'd love to have both if practical for their home setup and utility budget.
What? My wifeís family is German and live there- they ALL have a/c and dryers, lol.

Jesus.
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Old Today, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Well, I suppose it's a good thing some of you weren't around in the days before automatic dryers were invented. You would never have survived.
No- what people did (and some still do) is hang or rack their clothes in the basement where the old furnace is located. Thatís what we did in WV when we had a wood stove in the unfinished basement.

Problem is, and itís a good problem, modern furnaces generally donít radiate heat, or the units are in small mechanical rooms or even in the attic making indoor Ďold timeí drying a thing of the past.

Me thinks some folks have some skewed sense of reality with this and more than likely never did any of this stuff to begin with.
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Old Today, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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It doesn't really matter what you "buy" and it "doesn't sound right" that you get to decide what's in someone else's best interest by banning or regulating this or that.


Liberalism is a mental disorder.
WTH does liberalism have to do with any of this?
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Old Today, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Who twisted your panties? Talk about a completely unnecessary response.

First, my comment was regarding the fact that you can indeed line dry clothing all year round, even in northern climates. I have an electric dryer that gets used hard, and couldn't care less who uses a dryer. Finally, there is a HUGE vehicle for hire network here that transports plain sect people all over the region and beyond. Including vacations all over North America. Some Amish folks own large passenger vans, and many others own heavy trucks for their businesses.
Honest to God... have you ever tried to use your fingers when itís -10 and colder? Using clothespins with heavy gloves?

Seriously- Have you ever?

I went duck and goose hunting in -36. I could barely hold my shotgun. If it wasnít for a ground blind and hand muffs I couldnít do it all. You have MAYBE 5 minutes dexterity before you are worthless.
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Old Today, 11:47 AM
 
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No they shouldn't be banned, but perhaps people should educated on the benefits on hang drying their clothes. Such benefits include energy savings, lowers the risk of dryer fires, and extends the life the items to be dried.

However, dryers serve a purpose in expediency (not many people have 2-10 hours to wait for their items to dry) and not every lives in warm and dry climates. Can you imagine how long it would take to dry your clothes in a wet and cold climate?

As for energy usage, it takes about 3kWh to dry 3 loads of clothes from my washer (most dryers are significantly larger than their washing machine counterparts). 3kWh is enough energy to:

drive a Tesla Model S about 9 miles
drive a Fiat 500e about 13 miles
run a 5-ton AC compressor for 45 minutes
run a space heater for about 2.5 hrs.

It's not a huge deal. I'm sure you have lobbyists from Whirlpool, Maytag, Samsung, and LG a good laugh.
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Old Today, 12:05 PM
 
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I didn't read all 8 pages. No, dryers shouldn't be banned. It's incredibly convenient. As long as they're willing to pay for their electric bill and the cost of a new machine, go right ahead.

My house came with a clothes line in the backyard, which I'm incredibly grateful for. I hang dry my clothes during the spring and summer, sometimes even fall, and use the dryer during the fall and winter. I've tried hang drying them in the winter and it took too long.

I'm glad to have my dryer because sometimes I need clothes ASAP, i.e. the next morning. Sometimes I realize at 9 PM that I need a shirt that's in the hamper, so I can scramble and wash a load at 9 PM and have the shirt dry by the next morning.
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Old Today, 12:10 PM
 
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By all means! We could cook with wood!!!!! THAT would clean things up good and proper! All natural!

Ban airplanes too. And internal combustion engines. And oil and gas and coal and nuke. The 1700s were a great time to live!

Just cut to the chase and ban Western Civilization, because ultimately that's what this is all about. Make the entire planet third-to-sixth world **** holes. It's progress, progress.
Just revert back to the stone ages before electricity was discovered. That was the closest life to nature.
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Old Today, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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What do you think? Should they be banned for home use?
Banned because of the opinion of some? Seriously?



Only par for the course I guess. What will they ban when there is nothing left to ban?
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