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Post# 967414   11/11/2017 at 22:23 (219 days old) by Streakers (Columbus OHIO!)        

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Hi Folks - seeking Advice...

So... Finally my divorce is almost done... The sociopath is nearly out the door which means I can finally get myself and everything back to how I want it - including finally getting my 'toys' hooked up in the basement...

Which means some new plumbing and electrical for my Speed Queens which have never been used... I've had them for nearly three or four years now and they've never so much as been plugged in... (pains me tremendously!) Plus a sweet pair of Whirlpools...

BUT - I really crave to have them drain into a laundry tub - must be the Aussie in me for some reason...

So, herein lies my issue... Every laundry tub I've seen here in the USA is not appealing and I can't stand the thought of having something like that installed next to such wonderful appliances... I've trolled through the typical Menards, Lowes and Homo Depot websites... Is there somewhere else I should be looking for alternative options?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated...? Note - I'm looking for a double-tub unit preferably that doesn't have those 4 individula legs on them... Something that has a cabinet base like the link below would be swell!



Post# 967418 , Reply# 1   11/11/2017 at 23:10 (219 days old) by johnrk (BP TX)        

Lehman's has a beautiful set of two white laundry tubs on a frame for $199. I don't know exactly what you're looking for; they also sell galvanized laundry tubs.

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Post# 967444 , Reply# 2   11/12/2017 at 05:55 (218 days old) by Magic_Clean (Florida)        
Here is something

from a manufacturer in Ohio:


Post# 967502 , Reply# 3   11/12/2017 at 15:53 (218 days old) by Streakers (Columbus OHIO!)        
Thatís nice!

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I just wish they made a double tub version!

But yes, thatís definitely more along the lines of what Iím looking for!

Post# 967508 , Reply# 4   11/12/2017 at 16:46 (218 days old) by 48bencix (Sacramento CA)        
If price is no object

Kohler has a selection of Laundry sinks. Many can be built-in to custom cabinets.


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Post# 967632 , Reply# 5   11/13/2017 at 01:24 (218 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Saw this on ebay.

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Post# 967659 , Reply# 6   11/13/2017 at 06:22 (217 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

These should make a comeback along with sudssaver TL washers-maybe then we can get rid of the requirement of TL washers trying to do loads in teacups of water!

Post# 967664 , Reply# 7   11/13/2017 at 06:32 (217 days old) by johnrk (BP TX)        
Suds Savers

were always panned by CR; I never saw one, growing up in TX with no basements around. They said the water cooled down too much and it was dirty besides. But then, lots of people used to run multiple loads through wringer washers!

Post# 967665 , Reply# 8   11/13/2017 at 06:51 (217 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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CR is as biased as one can get.....and that's only natural, people can't pull their personal opinion out of the equation when it comes to any given subject....

at the time, the person who wrote that article maybe had an 'ick' factor in their mind, so SudsSaving machines would not get a favorable mention...

but, if the article was written by someone who grew up on wringer machines, and were converting to an automatic with the SS would have gotten higher praises...

CR reports apparently didn't stop manufacturers from building them, nor the people who bought them...

Post# 967673 , Reply# 9   11/13/2017 at 07:39 (217 days old) by Helicaldrive (St. Louis)        
Click laundry tubs

On Musteeís web site above and you will find a dizzying array of choices: including double tubs.

I bought one, double tub, a few years ago. It is big enough to easily take a SQ TL empty without overflowing. And itís the same sturdy quality as they were decades ago. I love it. Ace Hardware makes perfect little stainless steel inserts to drop in the drain holes to catch lint.

Some are polypropylene, which I do not like. I bought one with the rigid material. Absolutely love it. Very high quality and sturdy. Forget the cheap poor quality ones in big box stores. You can get Mustee tubs through a plumbing supply house for plumbers.

Post# 967695 , Reply# 10   11/13/2017 at 11:37 (217 days old) by golittlesport (California)        
Return of the suds saver?

I personally don't think it will ever happen. For one, today's larger capacity top load machines use too much water in the wash cycle to store -- you'd need a bathtub to store the water, a laundry sink would not be adequate. (Most machines during the suds saver heyday, 1950's through 60's, held about 8 to 10 pounds of clothes.)

Secondly, laundry habits have changed. I don't think most people these days save up a week's worth of laundry and do it all at once on a single day -- multiple loads back-to-back.

Suds savers on automatics appealed to those transitioning from a manual machine. Most folks today would not even know what a wringer washer is or how you use it. While water would probably stay warm in a manual machine because you start the next load washing as soon as you removed previous load, on an automatic with suds saver the water would cool while the machine finished spinning, rinsing and spinning the first load.

When I was a kid many neighbors had suds saver machines, usually Kenmores. Our next door neighbor had a Speed Queen with suds saver and never used that feature -- she said the water got too cold. My mom was thrilled to get an automatic in the later 50's and didn't want anything to do with manual wash day habits after that, including reusing dirty wash water.

Post# 967696 , Reply# 11   11/13/2017 at 11:53 (217 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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what about Commercial Kitchen sinks.....

in a variety of tubs and standing, drop in to a counter top, or even set inside a base cabinet.....


Post# 967744 , Reply# 12   11/13/2017 at 16:18 (217 days old) by Launderess (Quiet Please, Thereīs a Lady on Stage)        
Reusing water with semi-automatic washers

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Isn't mandatory, especially if the household has ample supply, and it is easily sourced (taps near washer instead of hauling by pails full and or heating on stove), but then the energy efficacy advantage over automatics goes away.

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