Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Off-Topic Tech
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-28-2016, 01:32 AM   #11 (permalink)
Too many cars
 
Gasoline Fumes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New York State
Posts: 1,451

CRXFi - '88 Honda CRX XFi

Insight 256 - '00 Honda Insight
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights

Insight 5342 (no IMA) - '00 Honda Insight
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 64.13 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,059
Thanked 703 Times in 419 Posts
I line dry. My biggest complaint is the bird s***.

__________________

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 06-28-2016, 01:36 AM   #12 (permalink)
Not Doug
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 10,888

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 30.79 mpg (US)

Gramps - '04 Toyota Camry LE
90 day: 25.88 mpg (US)
Thanks: 7,050
Thanked 2,033 Times in 1,552 Posts
Clothespin marks?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2016, 01:45 AM   #13 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Philippines
Posts: 2,173
Thanks: 1,739
Thanked 589 Times in 401 Posts
We use hangers. Granted, if it's a heavy item, it can stretch down from the hanger, as well, but typically you spin dry the clothes so they're not sopping wet before you hang them on the line.

Also, sun bleaching isn't an issue if you hang them under an awning or a roof. We've got a roofed off open-air laundry area specifically for drying clothes.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2016, 02:57 AM   #14 (permalink)
Not Doug
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 10,888

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 30.79 mpg (US)

Gramps - '04 Toyota Camry LE
90 day: 25.88 mpg (US)
Thanks: 7,050
Thanked 2,033 Times in 1,552 Posts
I found some patents for vacuum clothes dryer, one was from 1962. All of them still use heat. I know you will not be pulling any industrial vacuums, but how much heat still radiates in a near-vacuum? Our planet is uninhabitably cold, right?

Still, couldn't you heat the vanes?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2016, 05:25 AM   #15 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Philippines
Posts: 2,173
Thanks: 1,739
Thanked 589 Times in 401 Posts
Waste of energy. Why not drape your clothes over your car radiator?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2016, 05:36 AM   #16 (permalink)
Human Environmentalist
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9,781

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 26.18 mpg (US)

Chevy ZR-2 - '03 Chevrolet S10 ZR2
90 day: 14.81 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,359
Thanked 3,695 Times in 2,771 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xist View Post
I found some patents for vacuum clothes dryer, one was from 1962. All of them still use heat. I know you will not be pulling any industrial vacuums, but how much heat still radiates in a near-vacuum?
I'd be curious to see how much energy it takes to dry by vacuum. The water boiling off would cause the cloths to loose heat since that is what happens when water changes phase from liquid to gas. Would the cloths freeze after enough water boiled away? Somehow I think drying by vacuum would still require heat input.
__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2016, 02:23 PM   #17 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 5,209
Thanks: 225
Thanked 809 Times in 593 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
I avoid the sun as much as possible.
Tastes differ, but from my point of view, that would be a pretty miserable way to live :-(

Quote:
Have you ever tried line drying?
Yes, I seldom do anything else. 'Seldom' as the last time I used my dryer was one maybe 4 or 5 years ago, when we had what seemed like a couple of weeks of continual rain (AKA "Pineapple Express").

Quote:
It fades cloths in just a few dryings. I remember having a hot pink shirt as a kid in the 80s, and it turned into a light pink in a matter of weeks when summer came and my mom started using the line.
You sure it was the line drying, and not the bleach your mom put in the wash? I can't say that I've ever noticed much fading myself, but then my taste runs more to lighter colors anyway.

Last edited by jamesqf; 06-29-2016 at 02:50 AM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2016, 02:31 PM   #18 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 5,209
Thanks: 225
Thanked 809 Times in 593 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
Would the cloths freeze after enough water boiled away? Somehow I think drying by vacuum would still require heat input.
In my experience, clothes hung on a line in cold weather (think northeast US, with high temp maybe 10F) will freeze dry if it's sunny and there's a good breeze.

With a vacuum dryer, I don't think the problem would be freezing so much as it would be maintaining a vacuum. That is, as you pump the chamber to a vacuum, some water evaporates from the clothes and raises the pressure up to an equilibrim point, so you have to keep pumping...
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jamesqf For This Useful Post:
herbivor (06-29-2016)
Old 06-28-2016, 03:25 PM   #19 (permalink)
Human Environmentalist
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 9,781

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.24 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 26.18 mpg (US)

Chevy ZR-2 - '03 Chevrolet S10 ZR2
90 day: 14.81 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,359
Thanked 3,695 Times in 2,771 Posts
The answer to the question of whether water would boil or freeze under vacuum is, yes.

https://medium.com/starts-with-a-ban...f36#.83oa25yhc

__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to redpoint5 For This Useful Post:
Xist (07-01-2016)
Old 06-28-2016, 05:17 PM   #20 (permalink)
Too many cars
 
Gasoline Fumes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New York State
Posts: 1,451

CRXFi - '88 Honda CRX XFi

Insight 256 - '00 Honda Insight
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights

Insight 5342 (no IMA) - '00 Honda Insight
Team Honda
Gen-1 Insights
90 day: 64.13 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,059
Thanked 703 Times in 419 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xist View Post
Clothespin marks?
Those are just proof of the energy and money I save!

__________________

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com