laundy machines

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    Aug 29, 2010 7:34 PM GMT
    What are the advantages & disadvantages of using commerial laundry machines? What are the advantages & disadvantages of non-
    commerical laundry machines?Are commerical laundry machines or
    non commerial laundry machines better to do laundry in and why?
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    Aug 29, 2010 11:50 PM GMT
    bigbubba1972 saidWhat are the advantages & disadvantages of using commerial laundry machines? What are the advantages & disadvantages of non-commerical laundry machines?Are commerical laundry machines or non commerial laundry machines better to do laundry in and why?

    When you say non-commercial do you mean residential? Are these choices for yourself, and what is the comparative setting? Are you contrasting coin-op against something in a residence?
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    Aug 30, 2010 2:01 AM GMT
    I don't know what those mean dude.I don't know much about laundry machines at all.I'm a single gay man who lives in a 1 bedroom room
    apartment in an apartment building.I'm an partment renter.
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    Aug 30, 2010 2:02 AM GMT
    What are differences between commerical laundry machines & non-
    commerical laundry machines?
  • westsideindy

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    Aug 30, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    Buy your own washer and dryer. You will come out way ahead and less headaches. I am not familiar wit hthe term Laundry Machine. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 30, 2010 2:19 AM GMT
    I live in a very small 1 bedroom apartment.I don't have room for any
    laundry machines in my apartment at all.I live in an oldfashioned
    apartment.Are there any small portable laundry machines for
    apartment renters or not?
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    Aug 30, 2010 3:12 AM GMT
    I can't get my own laundry machines until I move into a bigger place to
    live in next July 2011.
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    Aug 30, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    I live on a very low income.I never could afford to buy my own washer & dryer
    at all.
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    Aug 30, 2010 3:19 AM GMT
    Since you rent, you need to ask your landlord.
    We cannot answer your question.
    Sorry...
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    Aug 30, 2010 6:28 PM GMT
    The laundry machines in the apartment building I live in are oldfashioned, out of date.They are not green,energy efficient,eco friendly at all.They don't
    clean my laundry very well at all.My landlord isn't willing to replace them
    like he should.So I won't use them at all.I would rather hand wash my
    clothes than use them any day.
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    Aug 30, 2010 6:30 PM GMT
    I hate public laundry mats alt.I hate coined laundry machines alot too.I
    would rather hand wash my clothes than use them any day.I can't afford
    to use coined laundry machines at all.
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    Aug 30, 2010 6:40 PM GMT
    bigbubba1972 saidI hate public laundry mats alt.I hate coined laundry machines alot too.I
    would rather hand wash my clothes than use them any day.I can't afford
    to use coined laundry machines at all.

    OK, now I understand your question. First, your apartment must have laundry hookups for dryer venting, drain, water supply, and 220v.

    If you don't, an alternate to regular residential machines are ones for apartment, RV & marine use. The dryers have what's called "internal venting" which means they don't need an outside vent, but they do need some kind of drain or collection pan. They collect the moisture from the exhaust air in an internal condenser, and then this water is either drained or collected in a pan you empty. They also have models that run on 110v, like you have throughout your apartment.

    The washer can be made to hook to your kitchen faucet, and it drains into the sink. You may need to get a wheel kit so you can move the washer out of the way when not in use. Portable dishwashers work the same way.

    The drawback is that they are very expensive, and the dryers operate very slowly. They will also put a lot of heat into your apartment, and some moisture, so you typically need some windows open. And you may still need your landlord's approval. Google for the different companies that make them, including Bosch.
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    Aug 30, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    Are there any wiress portable laundry machines that I use in my small
    one bedroom apartment without hooking them up?
  • Timbales

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    Aug 30, 2010 8:07 PM GMT
    Coin-op laundromats tend to have heavier duty machines that can be a bit rough on clothing, especially the dryers. If you can, buy a drying rack and dry your clothes on that and only use the dryers for towels and sheets.

    If the washer at your apartment isn't getting your clothes clean, it could need a tune-up or it could be how you are loading the machine and what detergent you are using.
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    Aug 30, 2010 8:37 PM GMT
    I don't have my own private laundry room at all.I don't have have my own
    private/personal laundry machines in my own apartment at all.But there are
    some in the basement of the apartment building I live in.They are 2 old & out of date for me.I'm not willing to use any oldfashioned laundry machines at all.
    I'm not willing to use any laundry machines that are not green,eco friendly, energy efficient at all.I'm a big environmental lover.They don't clean my
    clothes very well because they are out of date.I use only eco friendly
    laundry cleaning products these days.I won't use any toxic laundry products
    at all.
  • Timbales

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    Aug 30, 2010 8:39 PM GMT
    You're in a tough spot, then. You can buy a small, portable machine that hooks up to your kitchen sink, but the are not efficient, difficult to store, and not cheap.
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    Aug 30, 2010 8:48 PM GMT
    bigbubba1972 saidAre there any wiress portable laundry machines that I use in my small
    one bedroom apartment without hooking them up?

    I have never heard of wireless, nor do I think they exist. There would be no demand for them. If you can charge the thing, you can also plug it in directly. And the energy requirements for a dryer are very high, more than a reasonably-sized rechargeable battery could provide, on the order of 1500W continuous for more than an hour.
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    Aug 30, 2010 8:49 PM GMT
    How about wonder washer or other mini personal washers or other mini
    portable washers without hook ups on them?I have them on tv & online
    in the past.
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    Aug 30, 2010 8:50 PM GMT
    bigbubba1972 saidHow about wonder washer or other mini personal washers or other mini
    portable washers without hook ups on them?I have them on tv & online
    in the past.

    Adequate for socks & shorts, won't handle your sheets. And then you hang them all around your place to dry.
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    Aug 30, 2010 8:53 PM GMT
    I have seen wireless washers on tv & onlone.Wonder washer is a wireless
    washer.
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    Aug 30, 2010 8:57 PM GMT
    I don't wash my sheets & blankets very often at alll.
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    Aug 31, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    I hate old & used laundry machines.That is because they don't clean
    laundry very well at all.The newer laundry machines work better than
    the old ones.My local relatives have the newer ones,None of them are single
    like I am.They don't have free time to help me out with my laundry so I hand
    wash my laundry in my bath tub in my bathroom.It's the only I can do my
    laundry for free & it's the only I can afford to do laundry these days.
  • CSPYNY

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    Sep 02, 2010 12:00 PM GMT
    When I move out on my own, I'm going to make my own out of a 5 gallon bucket and [new] toilet plunger. A lot cheaper than buying one or spending $1 a pop to do my laundry. To dry I'll hang them and blow a fan at them!

    Commercial equipment is nice because you can load them to the brim and it won't break. When I went to college there were the commercial grade washers and they could be loaded. The driers were gas fired; no heating element to burn up by overloading or forgetting to clear the lint trap.

    Gas fired driers also do a great job at melting comforters icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 02, 2010 4:37 PM GMT
    my local relatives have got enery efficient,green& eco friendly laundry machines.they don't have oldfashioned or out of date laundry machines
    in their homes at all like I do in the apartment building I live in.I don't
    do my laundry at their place because none of them are single & they
    don't have enough free time to help me out with my laundry at all.So
    I hand wash my laundry at home these days since I don't have any
    single male friends in my life these days but I'm trying to change
    that.
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    Sep 02, 2010 4:45 PM GMT
    I won't date any men who doesn't have their own private laundry room, &
    their own laundry machines at all.I won't date other gay apartment renters
    at all.I will only date house renters & home owners.