Washing on tour for Possers

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  1. GJH

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    We have a limited amount of space in the van wardrobe so need to wash clothes on longer trips. No problem (apart from cost) if staying on a site with a laundry room but what do you do when those facilities are not available?

    As it happens, Jill's parents bought a Wonder Wash some years ago so we borrowed that for a trip earlier in the year. It worked but was hard work and a bit of a pain so we wanted an alternative.

    Also as it happens I had a couple of 5 gallon bins in the garage left over from home brewing many years ago. With the addition of a large plunger bought from Poundstretcher for 99p, suitably modified to make a posser by the drilling of two holes in its rubber bit, we have a "washing machine" in which we can both wash and rinse. Works fine, especially (so Jill tells me) if you leave the clothes to soak in a bio liquid solution for a while before possing and rinsing.
     

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    I just spray things liberally with fabreeze.

    Peter
     
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    Good solution .. ( no pun intended ) :thumb:

    another idea, along the same lines;
    while on the move, we used to soak laundry in a plastic linen bin stood in the shower cubicle .. after a days travel, rinse in the shower tray then hang out ..
     
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    Far to posh!!!!!!!!!!



    Get some of these


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    Mrs Callumwa in action at the local launderette.....


    No worries when we are travelling...
    No Dot Cotton or coins required......:thumb:
     

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    In the second picture is the wooden thing what she hits you with to remind you who's boss???:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Graham I think it's great to see that the spirit of UK invention is still alive and kicking in the 21st century...:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Trust me...... it works.......:RollEyes:


    and it cleans the clothes well too....... (that's not the delicates cycle of course):thumb:
     
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    a much better solution and not anywhere as labour intensive....

    a friend of mine had one a few years back as his ONLY washing machine and swore by it !


    The WONDERWASH.

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    takes a 5lb load....

    put in hot/warm water and a little detergent, screw on the lid and tighten the pressure valve.

    turn the handle for around two minutes then drain via the removable spout.
    a quick rinse then hang to dry.

    works on the principle of hot water in a sealed container will increase in pressure to force water/detergent through the clothes.

    i believe no longer available in the uk but some are listed on ebay etc or can be bought in america for around $40.
    retailed in the uk for around £35.

    small and light...around 6lb
     
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    Ours washes plains and strips as well as dots - and other fabrics as well :BigGrin:

    Nowt to do with the spirit of invention, all to do with being tight :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    See the OP John. The Nutter Wash is a lot less effort than the Wonder Wash :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    My mum and dad had one for camping .. :thumb:

    here but, temporarily out of stock
    http://www.outdoormegastore.co.uk/acatalog/Wonder_Wash_Manual_Washing_Machine_.html#1405
     
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    I had one of those. Used it twice and ended up giving it away. Pain the the backside, the back and the arms and left your clothes dripping wet. I can't remember who I gave it to no but I haven't heard anything from them :Rofl1:

    Prefer the twin tub I have now :Wink:
     
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    while searching for info i found quite a few sites were out of stock....one or two were on the ball saying they dont know when, if ever, they will get stock.
    one supplier went as far as to state they are no longer available in the uk and they couldnt restock.
     
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    I agree with Karl (Grommet)...

    Wonder Wash useless...

    I reckon if one is using "pressure" to force anything through anything then there has to be a pressure DIFFERENCE between one side and the other... so if you are forcing water through material (clothes) the pressure one side has to be lower than the other. How does sticking clothes in a tub, sealing it and pumping it up push the water through the clothes? :Doh:

    Anyhow, it took up loads of space, loads of water and didn't work. Maybe I was doing it wrong.

    Anyhow I now have a solution... takes up no space... uses no powder... uses no water... and you still have clean clothes...

    Do what Jack Reacher does... when your clothes are too dirty for use... buy new ones and throw the old ones away... :Rofl1:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Brownian Motion and Fourier’s Heat Equation

    Brownian motion is named after Robert Brown, a Scottish botanist who discovered
    the phenomenon in 1827. :Wink:
     
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    Ah, if only we were all made of money like wot you is :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    it dont say that in your link jim:Smile:
    it says you have to put it under pressure(you have to shout at it):Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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