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What grinds your gears?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by retrofit, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    30 minutes before the washing machine repair was scheduled for, I've just had a text message from Hotpoint telling me the engineer is no longer available and I need to rebook. Next appointment is two weeks from now.

    1. I'm pissed off, that's a long time (added to the last several days) without a washing machine
    2. Two weeks? Sounds like the guy who was in our home a few days ago is isolating. Yikes, hope he's ok for everyone's sakes.

    Guess it's time to start hand washing the laundry. :(
  2. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    2 weeks!

    Consider the laundrette revolution that operate 24 hours outside of supermarkets (Morrison’s)
    Buy a new washing machine as they can be picked up for around £200
    Buy a beater off eBay or local second-hand store (assuming some remain open)
    Can family help out? (just drop it off in a bag outside there house:D)

    I’d never do laundry by hand, I have so much washing to do!
  3. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Lucky I'm working from home - no need for presentable clothing!

    Not going to spend £200 on something for two weeks, or realistically less when you consider delivery/installation. Then what when the old one is fixed?

    No launderettes around here, too small a town for that. Closest is in the next town but that's a trek with bags of laundry, just not worth it.

    We'll get by, it's just an inconvenience.
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  4. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    You’d then have a spare washing machine for the next pandemic in 10 years:p
  5. MickLL

    MickLL In the Stop Bath

    This issue of fake news continues to wind me up a lot.

    I expect certain people to comment through the lens of their own opinion. I wouldn’t expect Corbyn,for example, to be full of praise for BoJo. However there are certain things that must be a fact and I’m finding it harder and harder to keep calm when such facts are reported so differently.

    I won’t try examples . I’m sure that you have your own.
  6. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Going back to basics, I do recall that the best thing I had when first married was a standalone spin drier. Spout at the base and the water came out. I must admit I wouldn't mind having it now! Do you know anyone who has a mobile home or caravan, who might have something you could borrow? Worth a local appeal?
  7. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    As we're both staying at home our laundry use is minimal; we will do priority items by hand and the rest can wait. Think of it as the wardrobe equivalent of running down the larder. ;)
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  8. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Just don't get your pans mixed up when your giving your skiddies a quick boil on the hob.
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  9. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Or indeed your pants mixed up...
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  10. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Anywhere to hang them outside to dry? Good luck. It's not so bad really.
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  11. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    Washing machine and a tumble dryer are your friends here.

    I honestly couldn’t live without the two.

    I used to hate seeing damp clothes hung up to dry (that damp smell) and hard feel towels get when put out to dry this way.
  12. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Hung to dry in the garden clothes won't smell of damp and towels won't be hard.
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  13. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Thank you for that!! They smell and feel so much better dried out of doors. What a weird thing retrofit said (for me)!
  14. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    It seemed odd to me too Kate. I grew up in house with a Hotpoint twin tub and woe betide anyone who kicked a football near mums washing line.
  15. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    It’s just way more practical to wash then put the stuff directly into the dryer.

    I like to think the high heat cycle of the dryer is needed considering the wife’s uniform can get a bit gross on occasion :eek:

    Also, the dryer is reliable all year round and I hate looking at clothes all hung up, or in the garden.

    I do a lot of washing, sometimes two in a day!
  16. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Perhaps you should take it off before the fun and games gets messy?
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  17. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I suggest your dryer is making towels hard. Also, they get a build up of detergent. If you don't believe me, try a few (and I mean a lot) of hot rinses of your hard towels. You will be surprised at the suds coming out.
  18. Footloose

    Footloose Well-Known Member

    Since until the 15th of June is the close-season for fishing, their SWWBO's could give them a big stone and use them as a Dhobi? Having said that, they're doing very little when they are fishing, so they can still continue doing the laundry at the same time? ...
  19. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    Depends on the fishing. Trout season opened at the start or March. There's a river 100 yards from my house full of yummy brown trout and the wealthy tossers who pay thousands of pounds to fish it can't. Seems a shame to waste them;). I'll abide by their rules though. Upstream dry fly only.
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  20. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    I live in a retirement block, no outside clothes lines allowed, not even hanging them out of the window.

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