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veloman

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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2013 5:33:47 AM

I do, use a collapsible wooden rack. Put it outside if it's sunny. I can go 200 miles on my electric bike with the energy I saved by not using the electric dryer.

I feel like no one hang drys clothes anymore. I'm in my 20s, but like old fashioned things like this.
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Mizzer1
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2013 12:33:38 AM

Sometimes.
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gator2002
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 8:54:13 PM

No
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 8:19:20 PM

This time of year it can take 2 or 3 days for things to dry - that can't happen when they are frozen stiff at night, can it? By winter we'll be using the basement, though.

[Edited by: BayleeBuggy at 11/4/2013 8:19:25 PM EST]
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karl13
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 4:34:51 PM

We hang outside on most days even though we are in south Florida with the humidity.
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karl13
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 4:34:25 PM

We hang outside on most days even though we are in south Florida with the humidity.
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Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 4:26:46 PM

Not in S Fla, way too HUMID
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cv
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 6:50:19 AM

Yes, my underwear with elastic waist bands.....the dryer causes them to stretch out of shape.
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dgsteven
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 4:30:10 AM

not me
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frankbank
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2013 4:27:18 AM

yes
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 8:28:22 PM

I too remember the fancy subdivisions and their backwards bylaws. We have never lived in one!

It's a bit harder these days to do them outside - takes at least a couple of days to finish drying. So soon we will be shifting to using the basement - that helps keep the house moister, and they dry within a day or so.
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buddyro1
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 6:45:17 PM

I hang dry some shirts that need no ironing and still look good.
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frankbank
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 4:42:45 AM

yes.
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Plymouth 95
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Message Posted: Sep 22, 2013 9:20:59 PM

We always have, when the weather is suitable; save the dryer for rainy days.Some fancy-shmantzy subdivisions around here actually passed rules that you couldn't hang clothes outside to dry but the province overuled them when the "energy crisis" came along.
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littleone413
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 1:31:51 PM

some times I use a cloths horse.
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gocatgo
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2013 11:16:44 AM

I started hanging out my clothes about 3 years ago. I only use the dryer when I have too. It's a money saver and it's better for your clothes.
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DoctorOH
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Message Posted: Sep 6, 2013 12:05:06 AM

I don't
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janrey
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 10:17:43 PM

horse clothes yes
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 7:53:13 PM

I told Mom I was going to hang up my clothes and she said "Don't you have a dryer?" Yes, I do. But I hang up my shirts after they're dry.

Mom had a clothesline until a few years ago that she used for sunny days, but now she exclusively uses a dryer. I can remember when my father put the first dryer in the house, I was quite small but Pop putting a hole in the wall made an impression on me.

And when I hang up my clothes, I sort them by color. One of my former coworkers thought the way I hung them up was weird: black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, gray, white. It's a color coding scheme historically used in electronics.


[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 9/5/2013 7:56:28 PM EST]
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RichinFoMo
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 1:35:42 PM

Sometimes. It's good for towels.
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2013 12:45:03 PM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 5:20:22 PM

no
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 5:07:28 PM

My jeans yes
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Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 3:14:50 PM

If I lived in the Arizona Desert I'd use Mother Nature's Heat, but in Fla that is NOT ever possible Folks !!!!
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OilHo
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 2:57:19 PM

Yes
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skye1212
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 1:09:58 PM

I stopped using my dryer. Saves electricity and wear on the clothes.
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CGrover
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 12:43:33 PM

Oh, and I don't hang dry more because my clothes end up so stiff and scratchy.
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Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 12:31:22 PM

Not In Miami, it rains without a warning here in the Sunshine State.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 9:50:40 AM

We have clothes lines in back.
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Retired-Coastie
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 9:31:10 AM

My wife dries certain clothes for fifteen minutes, then hangs them to dry the rest of the way. I strung a cable in the laundry room so now they can dry with less wrinkles. Clothes out in the sun and breeze was the way to go before pollution and some idiot down the street burning leaves.
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Glasman
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 8:48:00 AM

some things we hang dry-depends on the garment.
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CGrover
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 8:43:24 AM

The wife and I use the collapsible wooden rack for some things. All my bike clothes hang dry, and she dries delicates, and some things that we worry about shrinking we hang dry. I don't know how many miles I can ride on my human powered bike with the electicity saved.
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LonghornBubba
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 7:43:04 AM

some things
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JacksonLittle
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 7:31:03 AM

Whenever the weather permits it. Otherwise, during the winter- I usually use the dryer along side an indoor rack.
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frankbank
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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2013 4:52:37 AM

yes
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CupcakeCruiser
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 5:31:28 AM

Sometimes with delicates
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probedude2
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2013 2:10:05 AM

If it ever stops raining here, maybe
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rageofmars
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2013 10:46:40 PM

Some
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2013 6:58:52 PM

With all he rain we've been getting every day, it's pretty hard to do these days. Even when we do hang things outside it can take two or three days to dry.
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frankbank
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2013 5:37:41 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2013 1:47:31 AM

yes
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tckayaker
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 10:54:23 PM

yes my wife does.. I love the smell of air dried clothes...
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johnchase
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 5:49:44 PM

Don't have a clothesline
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CupcakeCruiser
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 4:37:19 PM

Only delicates or things that have a high probability of shrinking
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GBGuy
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Message Posted: May 18, 2013 2:33:54 PM

My wife and our daughter both do on occasion.
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63pioneer
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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 12:01:46 PM

I air dry my underware, T-shirts and socks so that the elastic lasts longer!
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17AZ-F250
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2013 5:55:03 PM

Thats what patio furnature was invented for.
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redx590
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 12:09:05 AM

i hang dry sometime, using propane for the drier cost a lot x(
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2013 12:07:54 AM

We hang everything, and everything smells better, and doesn't take very long to dry.
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wamster
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Message Posted: Mar 18, 2013 6:22:37 PM

I hang dry all my shirts, blouses, sweaters - basically all tops. I also wash my clothes inside out, on cold, gentle detergent; usually on gentle cycle. Clothes stay nicer, sharper colors without fading and shrinking.
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lion54
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 12:45:57 AM

We have clothes lines outside. weather permittimg
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