Sunday, May 20, 2012
Hand Powdered Washing Machine
(By the way, how do you like my shade tree shop)
Then I built a stand to hold both barrels out of scavenged 2X4's and placed the wringer right in the middle between the two.
The side to the right of the wringer will be the wash tub and the left side is the rinse side.
The wringer has fins so whatever way you crank it the water will run back into that tub.
I did as much as I could with wood before heading over to my dad's metal shop to fabricate the pieces that will hold the lever and the plungers all together. All from scavenged material.
The plungers will hang from the Black Smith made "U" brackets that are attached to the handle. They will hang from All-thread and the plungers will be made from stacks of different diameters of wood about 6" thick, you will just have to see it when it's done. It's pictured in my head and hard to explain.
I still need to install the drains and set it in place. The water source will be from the rainwater storage units which is pumped through the Solar Bath house so I can have hot water on demand.
Speaking of which, I need a shower. Y'all have a great week.