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Post# 943593   6/15/2017 at 12:39 by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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Post# 943595 , Reply# 1   6/15/2017 at 12:51 by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Good one.

Post# 943596 , Reply# 2   6/15/2017 at 12:51 by henene4 (Germany)        
Line drying

I switched completly over to a tumble dryer now.

You cut all ironing, all your laundry is done in the same day, no stiffness or fabric softner needed, no pollen or dirt. Way less work as well.

And with a heatpump dryer I do that efficently and gently.

Post# 943608 , Reply# 3   6/15/2017 at 14:46 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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I prefer to line dry, but it's not always feasible with our weather.

I like the fresh smell of line dried laundry. A nice warm, windy day, and everything feels soft, as though it has been through the tumble dryer.

Post# 943733 , Reply# 4   6/16/2017 at 09:06 by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
The fights I had with old women

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Over the line drying at my first apartment in Germany forced me back to tumble dryers. They're horrid about it. Had my clothes taken down several times, even though it was 'my' time on the list.

Not to mention the nasty old women who call the cops on you in Bayern for washing on a Sunday.

Then I had to listen to 'green' acquaintances and their bio-dämlichen arguments about how "I" was destroying the entire planets environment by using one.


Here in the 'States, at least, I can hang my clothes out to dry when I want to without a fight.

(Though in the city just to our south, line drying is forbidden! They actually call the cops on you and it's a major fine!!!).

Post# 943744 , Reply# 5   6/16/2017 at 09:37 by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        
"call the cops on you and it's a major fine!!!"

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Oh, the cheek!

Surely, one would think, that line drying would be the most eco-friendly solution. And there would be no loading to the electrical power grid?

Methinks 'city mayors' (for what they're worth) need to to get their collective flaming arses in gear, and pass acts that convey common sense!

Post# 943773 , Reply# 6   6/16/2017 at 11:41 by Mrsalvo (New Braunfels Texas)        

Panthers, why is line drying forbidden in the city? The don't understand the reasoning in a city ordinance that would prevent it. I could see a home owners association throwing a fit but a whole city?!?! That's just dumb. Maybe some neighbors were drying their clothes on a fence or something besides a clothesline. I have a clothesline and I always use it, weather permitting.

Post# 944125 , Reply# 7   6/18/2017 at 15:06 by earthling177 (Boston, MA)        

I am told that many decades ago, I forgot if it was LA, SF or NYC, a person who had just opened a laundromat near a bunch of apartment buildings convinced some of the landlords to prohibit renters from doing their laundry in the apartments, and, in particular, no line drying. Supposedly the laundromat owner offered the landlords a kickback and/or part of the profits now that the renters had to use the laundromat.

Once that started, many completely new subdivisions appeared with similar restrictions, that is, the homes had washer and dryer, so the owners could not dry the clothes on lines to "preserve" the appearance and value of the homes, because y'know, nothing makes homes less valuable than actual people living there. People claimed it was a sign of being poor and not having a dryer if you had to line dry.

I was born several decades after all this stupidity started, and the way I fight it is I try (and have succeeded so far) to only rent/buy homes in areas that I *can* line dry. I don't right now, my home is such that there is no good place to put clothes to dry in the yard, but no one could prevent me from doing so if I felt like it.

Post# 944652 , Reply# 8   6/22/2017 at 11:03 by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        

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There are some housing developments that have covenants against having a clothes line at all.  Some only restrict that it can't be visible from the front of the property. 


As far as the city itself, there is no restrictions on line drying unless you live I one of the areas with restrictive covenants.


Called the cops for washing on Sunday.  Is there some blue law or something?  Why can't you wash on Sunday?

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