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Old Yesterday, 10:26 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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No to banning them, of course, but it would be nice to cut down on the use of dryers.

I have a large drying rack that I always set up in the bedroom. In winter when the indoor air is bone dry, I can dry two loads of laundry in just a little while. (I fold the sheets in half--it's so dry in winter that even the sheets get dry and it humidifies the indoor air for us at the same time.) I also happen to like towels that are rough and will give you a rub down when you use them. In summer I'll sneak a few things out onto the apartment balcony if I want to get them nice and bright looking and really clean from the sunlight.

When I had a house, of course I line dried most things in summer, used drying racks and the clothes dryer in winter.

I love those old fashioned clothes horses that they used to have in Europe--racks to hang the clothes on that you then hoisted up over the oven in the kitchen. Heat rises, the clothes got dry. Easy and not wasteful.
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Old Yesterday, 11:28 AM
 
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This is my point - you can't think outside of Florida/"tropics" - there's a whole, big world beyond you and most of it is to the north. Everyone needs to be considered if we're talking about a ban which I believe is the subject line of this thread.

And let's do a poll on cd of the percentage of people who have "servants" to hang laundry for them.
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I spent 10 years in Michigan... used my dryer and my clothesline.

Did i say I have someone hang my laundry? No, I did not. I do my own laundry, thank you very much

I am so amused by your aggravation!!! .
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Old Yesterday, 12:55 PM
 
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People can at least use more moderation in this.
How do you know if people are washing and drying their sheets and towels too much rather than not enough ?

I propose in the interests of sanitation and public health everyone use their washers and dryers more .
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Old Yesterday, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Try drying clothes outside in Montana from, oh, Mid-November thru May.
You should try it. Hang them out until they freeze, then whack them a few times to make the ice crystals fall out. If you have a good breeze, not uncommon, they will dry as fast as they do in the summer.
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Old Yesterday, 05:07 PM
 
Location: todo el mundo!!
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Never mind. We need banned dryers. They explode and burn clothes on every wash cycle. I JUST CANT TAKE IT. Its time to make it a new law to ban dryers. This law shouldnt apply to laundromats or people in washington dc or Hawaii.
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Old Yesterday, 07:13 PM
 
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WHAT ARE THEY SUPPOSED TO DO, I KNOW WHATi WOULD DO.


THEY SHOULD PUT THE DAM THING UP AND SAY TOO GOD DAM BAD, ITS MY YARD AND ITS A FREAKING CLOTHESLINE FOR GOD SAKE IT ISNT A METH LAB.




it is the dumbest rule ever and everyone should fight it.


Imagine havIng your own home and your own backyard and someonE says no, you cant put up a clothesline in your back yard, like this is some sort of mortal crime.


I find it of utter nonsense that a homeowner cannot have a clothesline, in their backyward.


THE hoa NO CLOTHESLINE THING JUST MAKES ME SO IRATE YOU HAVE NO IDEA.
You signed on to the restrictions when you bought the property. If you just put up a clothesline, chances are you will end up spending a ton of money defending yourself, then paying the HOA legal fees when you lose.
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Old Yesterday, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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You signed on to the restrictions when you bought the property. If you just put up a clothesline, chances are you will end up spending a ton of money defending yourself, then paying the HOA legal fees when you lose.
Oh good grief. I have an HOA. It's technically against the HOA rules to have a clothes line. So. I have a retractable clothes line that I use for sheets. I also hang clothes that I want to dry in the sun on their hangers and I hang them from my outdoor umbrellas. That's not even "on a clothes line." I also have a folding laundry hanger thingie that I use. That's also "not a clothes line." It's not that hard to circumvent HOA "rules."
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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You signed on to the restrictions when you bought the property. If you just put up a clothesline, chances are you will end up spending a ton of money defending yourself, then paying the HOA legal fees when you lose.



I dont live in a HOA, as stated before, im a city dweller and do have a clothesline.
as does all the other tenants in the building
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Old Yesterday, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Oh good grief. I have an HOA. It's technically against the HOA rules to have a clothes line. So. I have a retractable clothes line that I use for sheets. I also hang clothes that I want to dry in the sun on their hangers and I hang them from my outdoor umbrellas. That's not even "on a clothes line." I also have a folding laundry hanger thingie that I use. That's also "not a clothes line." It's not that hard to circumvent HOA "rules."






actually, dryers shouldnt be banned, the HOA rule that bans clothesline should be banned, and people should have thier own choice of they want to dry thier clothes....
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Old Yesterday, 09:26 PM
 
Location: my little town
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Dryers are temporarily convenient while energy is cheap. During the next energy shortage, many people will be hanging their laundry over or near their home heating, such as a radiator or vent, and maybe also washing by human power in a sink, tub, or bucket.
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