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Old Yesterday, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Anybody here have a heat pump dryer? Do they really take 3-4 hours a load? I have been shopping for one. They are hard to find.

The salespeople tell me to just get a gas dryer because they don't get as hot as electric.

My laundry room is in the middle of the house. The dryer vent runs through the floor joist between the up and downstairs. I can feel the heat when I walk across where the vent runs. I'm heating the house and running the HVAC at the same time.
This has a comparison chart: https://blog.yaleappliance.com/what-...at-pump-dryers
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Old Yesterday, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I don’t care for stiff clothes that are covered in lint.
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Old Yesterday, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Yes, hair dryers should be banned. You can dry your hair on the way to work.
You may drop them in a sink full of water.
What? Home dryer? Oh, that's different, never mind.
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Old Yesterday, 07:37 PM
 
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Why legislate to ban dryers, just start with background checks before deciding on a ban..!
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Old Yesterday, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I don’t care for stiff clothes that are covered in lint.
When I've dried things on a hanger or line, I tumble them in a dryer to remove stiffness and wrinkles.
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Old Yesterday, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Australia
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I was struck by all the clotheslines in Europe, outside apt. windows or on balconies. Even in very rich areas.
I thought that was just in the movies But their washers are really tiny, in the kitchen often. Even a fancy hotel we stayed in, had drying racks on the balcony.

We didn't have a dryer for decades, but that was in dry-dry desert Utah. We had clotheslines all over the house and once a week, just ducked past the clothes/sheets. We were on solar, so it conserved power. It was too dirty/windy outside for a clothesline.

Now we have a dryer, being in a condo. Once a week is not going to break the bank. But we still hang several items we don't want to shrink---on the shower rail.

I do have fond memories of helping my mom hang clothes outside as a child. The great smell, for one thing.
We still have clotheslines in Sydney in both rich and poor areas. But we generally also have dryers. The idea that they could be banned is bizarre. Actually my dryer is about forty years old and I rarely dry clothes completely with it. But often to finish things off.
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Old Yesterday, 11:18 PM
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Location: Henderson, NV
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I have a gas dryer.

Dumb argument.
I have solar power. Even dumber argument by OP lol. Drying things outside?! You’re joking, right?? What is this 1876?! Yeah let me get right on putting my clothes outside in a dusty desert like Las Vegas or maybe you’d prefer I have done that in Portland where it rains constantly?! Literally the stupidest thing I’ve heard in 2019 so far. Electricity is abundant, it makes no difference how much is “wasted,” there’s always more of it. It’s a renewable resource.
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Old Today, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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And who is to do the "banning"? The government?

The government already has too much power. All we need are more freaked-out climate-change hysterical millennials who want to force their agenda on the rest of us by getting the government to enforce more bans and regulations. UGH.
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Old Today, 05:05 AM
 
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True, that what I do in rainy days BUT moving clothes from washer to
dryer takes 5 second vs hanging them on a line which would take 10 -15 min. Most people are too busy for that, or too tired,

I hang every shirt I have on a hanger instead of folding, that includes t-shirts. It's actually quicker.



Jeans, bedding and towels I may partly dry and hang. The jeans never dry fast enough inside before getting moldy smell.



Underwear and socks get dried fully, then i scoop them out of dryer and throw them into a drawer all jumbled up. LOL


Quick tip, if you put a dry towel into the dryer it will help pull the moisture out of wet clothes. Running the dryer on lower heat for longer time will save energy costs but will increase wear and tear.
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Old Today, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Ban central heating in the North and wait for a civil war! I mean, let's go back to fireplaces or space heaters. Why not?

I love air drying clothes. I live in Texas and we have abundant sunshine most of the year and it rarely gets below freezing. So it's easy for me to say "hang clothes out on the line." But I realize it's more challenging in other regions, especially if it rains a lot or gets below freezing a lot (or both).

Our HOA bans clothes lines but I get around that easily. 1) I have a retractable clothes line which they can't even see, and I use that for items like sheets, 2) I hang clothing items like pants and shirts on hangers and hang them from my outdoor umbrellas, looking like a hillbilly, and 3) I have a little drying rack for small stuff like socks and underwear.

I love the way items dried in the sun smell and feel afterward.

But I prefer some things to be dried in the dryer no matter what - like towels for instance.
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