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Old Yesterday, 07:24 PM
 
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You think they don't have them because they are poor? lol
No, they'd love to have both. In most cases, it's a personal choice.
Not necessarily. The manufacturing, energy efficiency and building regulations may limit what kind of dryers and air-con units are available or could be fitted. As a UK resident, the latter (until recent heat waves down south) weren't even that big of a deal. The climate and the way our houses are heated don't really necessitate them. The dryers on the other hand are a different story. For the most part, the space constraints and prohibitive energy costs mean that their function is fulfilled by dual function washing machines. These compared to the US stand-alone dryers take about 3 or 4 times, if not longer, to dry items, so the tendency is to dry clothes outside, where and when possible, or inside using drying racks or radiators. For larger items, there are always laundrettes.
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Old Yesterday, 07:25 PM
 
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oh...so we should ban dryers AND require everyone to wear certain fabrics?
Not only that- but why not go a step further- each person would only be allowed 2 sets of clothing- one clean, the second - in the wash? Make the third set of clothing- illegal to own!
That may actually help to stop the opioid crisis- peddling illegal panties would become more profitable for underwear dealers!
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Old Yesterday, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I'd love to have a dryer in my home. I don't have that option right now, but I'd never support a ban on my right to have one.
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Old Yesterday, 07:44 PM
 
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They could also build outhouses like the good ole' days; and go down to the Y for showers. Look at how much $$ they would save, eh ?
Good thinking, itís just another way to save electricity!
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Old Yesterday, 07:50 PM
 
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I remember my grandmother went onto the rooftop to hang clothes to dry and she got to talk with the neighbors, too. I think that is a good idea sometimes, well not on a rooftop anymore but in the yard, but it really depends on where you live. Sometimes if you live in the city and there is a lot of pollution and construction going on, then I would think twice about that, but I like drying clothes naturally instead of in the dryer sometimes because there are no wrinkles, also some materials are really delicate and can't take the rough and tumble of a dryer.

I don't want to ban dryers.
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Old Yesterday, 07:51 PM
 
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Rick Steves, on his travel show talks about using clothes that wash and dry easily. He hand washes the clothes in the sink and hang dries them overnight. Inside.

I don't buy the argument that people can't do this or don't have enough space in their house to hang them. Nope. That doesn't sound right.
Itís 100% right. I donít want my laundry hanging all over my house dripping water on the floors. Honestly, the concept of ďbanningĒ something for some random reason is quite possibly the root of all evil in this world right now.
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Old Yesterday, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Sometimes I feel we are going backwards instead of forward. If you don't want to use a dryer - don't - but don't try to speak for the rest of us or push your beliefs on other people.
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Old Yesterday, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Rick Steves, on his travel show talks about using clothes that wash and dry easily. He hand washes the clothes in the sink and hang dries them overnight. Inside.

I don't buy the argument that people can't do this or don't have enough space in their house to hang them. Nope. That doesn't sound right.
So not only do we not get to have a dryer, we have to buy ugly, quick drying travel clothes? BTW--guess what they use to produce the fabric for those quick drying fabrics? Petroleum. Certainly no better for the environment.
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Old Yesterday, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY 🇺🇸
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Why not ban microwaves and electric stoves and ranges, we could all cook outside and wash dishes by hand and candles for lighting, arenít these a waste of electricity ❓❓
...and the washing machine. Let's all grab a washboard and find the nearest creek.
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Old Yesterday, 08:15 PM
 
Location: N. Raleigh
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I don't buy the argument that people can't do this or don't have enough space in their house to hang them. Nope. That doesn't sound right.
So? I donít give a damn what you buy and I donít give a damn if you donít like what I buy. Butt out of peopleís business and fix your own damn life.. or donít.
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