Low water appliances

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Hi y'all!

I am looking for web pages, resources, etc on low water usage appliances, in particular a washing machine. Is there a manufacturer of such an item?


-- Jeanne Hinds (jeanne@thinds.com), September 05, 2000


Type "washer/dryer combo" into your search engine and it should bring up a website that has a one-piece set that is a washer and dryer in one, low energy, low water. It's small, but only needs water source/outlet and elec. hookup, no venting. Starts with an M, want to say Mahbler or Mahler. Also see my thread on tankless water heaters (archives) (don't know what catagory)

-- Soni (thomkilroy@hotmail.com), September 05, 2000.

Might look for an old wringer washer - not easy to find, as we discovered in an earlier post on this subject. Can't remember the name of the thread, but it was quite a long one. Ex (also sells appliances) says to look for a front loading washer. If I can't talk my aunt out of one of her wringers, my next washer will be a front loader - less water, less soap, cleaner clothes, no agitator damamge.

-- Polly (tigger@moultrie.com), September 05, 2000.

I got a set of wringers on e-Bay for about $35 -- have to get laundry tubs to attach them to, but that won't be hard.

-- Kathleen Sanderson (stonycft@worldpath.net), September 05, 2000.

I just saw a TV clip that indicated Consumer Reports had just completed such a study on washers and dryers. The front loaders did seem to be ahead most of the time, but one Kenmore top loader did good as well. I don't know if Consumer Reports magazine is on line or not, but perhaps a news stand would carry the issue if you library doesn't.

-- Notforprint (Not@thekeyboard.com), September 05, 2000.

staber? stabler? something like that

-- gene ward (gward34847@aol.com), September 06, 2000.

Now don't you all laugh at me, I keep 4, 5 gallon buckets by my washing machine. I leave the lid up so it can't spin without me and I take the hose from the back and fill up the buckets with the wash water for all my flowers. Yeah it's hard to carry those buckets but my flowers wouldn't make it without it and I don't want to water them from the well, can't see putting good clean water on my flowers when used would do. And then for the rinse water, I save it in the buckets and pour it BACK in for the next wash. I always plan on 2 loads. You have to use it right away, don't let it sit. The last rinse water goes to plants too. I make sure I have a full load of clothes or else its allot more water, maybe 5 buckets. Then I hang my clothes on the line and sit and look at all my beautiful flowers!! (ps. we do have a greywater system but the pressure of the water dumping from the washer dosen't work so well, comes out like a firehose!)

-- Cindy in Ky (solidrockranch@msn.com), September 06, 2000.

For all but specifically for Cindy. Good job on multiple water usage. Do be careful of the laundry detergent you use as some contain products not good for your plants. I wanted to use some national brand this spring, called the manufacturer and they strongly advised against it. Just check into your product first. This is especially important around trees and on soil where you might later grow food crops.

I do reuse water from my wringer washer but my automatic won't agitate with the lid up-DRAT.

-- marilyn (rainbow@ktis.net), September 06, 2000.

Thanks Gene! It was information on the Staber I was looking for which I found doing a web search.


-- Jeanne Hinds (jeanne@thinds.com), September 08, 2000.

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