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Apex agitator and fiberglass tub
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Post# 47038   10/15/2004 at 15:55 (7,119 days old) by agiflow-action ()        

Can anyone give any info about the Apex Fiberglass tub washer? Were the tub and agitator all one piece? How well did it hold up to the g forces created by spinning?
Sorry asking so many questions,it is hard to imaging a Fiberglass tub spinning a wet load of laundry without it cracking. I thought fiberglass was kind of a fragile material, what is/was used on corvettes or tubs.

Post# 47076 , Reply# 1   10/15/2004 at 21:50 (7,119 days old) by Gyrafoam (Wytheville, VA)        

I was just a kid when I last saw an Apex. In retrospect it was the first "agi-tub" I ever saw. It was turquoise fiberglass with sort of a hump in the middle. There was a sort of "scalloping" of the fiberglass on the bottom of the tub. The machine I watched had a glass window in the lid like a Kelvy. I remember it seemed to kick most of the wash water out of the tub in the first minute or so of agitation---extremely splashy! Hope that helps paint a picture of what I remember. Best wishes-Steve

Post# 47080 , Reply# 2   10/15/2004 at 22:19 (7,119 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Yes the bouncing basket was fiberglas as described by Steve in the previous post. The spin speed was 650rpm which would was no problem for fiberglas.

Post# 47257 , Reply# 3   10/17/2004 at 20:40 (7,117 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        
fiberglass for tubs

You would think fiberglass is a very strong material-make car body panels from it and boats-some boats made of this material are still in use even 40 years old. There is a factory here that makes boats -racing boats and yachts from fiberglass.The Fountain Powerboat co.Some of their boats have set records-right here on the Pamilco Sound.The boat that set the latest record(about 180 mph) is fiberglass and has two 1500Hp engines!If the fiberglass could withstand that-would think it would be a GREAT material for washer tubs!better than the flimsy plastic used now!

Post# 47341 , Reply# 4   10/18/2004 at 20:24 (7,116 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

any one have pics or ads of the apex? thanks.

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