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Post# 943593   6/15/2017 at 12:39 (310 days old) by Stricklybojack (San Diego, CA)        

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It about time!

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Post# 943595 , Reply# 1   6/15/2017 at 12:51 (310 days old) by ken (Ulster Hgts, NY)        

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Good one.

Post# 943596 , Reply# 2   6/15/2017 at 12:51 (310 days old) 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 (310 days old) 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 (310 days old) 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 (310 days old) 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 (309 days old) 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 (307 days old) 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 (304 days old) 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?

Post# 944935 , Reply# 9   6/23/2017 at 21:58 (302 days old) by Laundromat (Hilo, Hawaii)        

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Here in Hawaii, hanging is the best. It takes less time because of the tradewinds blowing all day and a higher speed spin on the Frigemore front loader we use.. Most clothes coming out are dry enough to wear. Shorts, T-shirts, socks and tennis shoes. Dry in twenty minutes by line. Smelling Gain fresh and clean.

Post# 945379 , Reply# 10   6/26/2017 at 11:35 (299 days old) by HiLoVane (Columbus OH)        

As I understand it, there is STATE ordinance in Vermont, forbidding the banning of clotheslines.
In other words, if you live in Vermont, you CANNOT be denied the ownership/use of a clothesline.

Another argument against these neighborhood association covenants.

I guess the braintrusts behind these associations feel that money is no object; and that line drying cuts down on one's gas/electric usage; hence their bills are that much cheaper.

I'm wondering if banning the use of things like hammocks could be next? (lol)

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