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    • Claree__x
    • By Claree__x 10th Oct 16, 10:52 AM
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    Drying Washing in a Cupboard?
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    • 10th Oct 16, 10:52 AM
    Drying Washing in a Cupboard? 10th Oct 16 at 10:52 AM
    I'm looking at various options for our newbuild flat and trying to find the most inoffensive place to put a clothes dryer and I've been considering these fold down ones from Ikea;
    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/laundry-cleaning-products/drying-racks/grundtal-drying-rack-wall-stainless-steel-art-10177178/

    There's a big cupboard in the hall which these would easily fit into and keep the washing out of the way but I'm concerned that drying clothes in a small/enclosed space probably isn't a good idea? This is probably a really stupid question and that's why I'm asking on the internet and not asking my mum
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    • andrewf75
    • By andrewf75 11th Oct 16, 10:46 AM
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    Surprised so many people have tumble driers. Aren't they ridiculously expensive to run? and damage clothes?
    If you have the space to put airers or a garden to dry clothes you will save a fortune surely?
    • phil24_7
    • By phil24_7 11th Oct 16, 10:52 AM
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    They don't damage clothes if used correctly and they aren't terrible to run (though obviously more expensive than air drying!) as they are more efficient nowadays.
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 11th Oct 16, 12:39 PM
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    Surprised so many people have tumble driers. Aren't they ridiculously expensive to run? and damage clothes?
    If you have the space to put airers or a garden to dry clothes you will save a fortune surely?
    Originally posted by andrewf75
    I'm surprised so many people hang wet clothes up in their house and run dehumidifiers when tumble driers are so cheap to buy and run and get the job done much more effectively.
    • andrewf75
    • By andrewf75 11th Oct 16, 1:04 PM
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    I'm surprised so many people hang wet clothes up in their house and run dehumidifiers when tumble driers are so cheap to buy and run and get the job done much more effectively.
    Originally posted by glasgowdan
    I have a spare room, don't need a dehumidifier it dries in a couple of days. In summer it goes on the line outside.
    • glasgowdan
    • By glasgowdan 11th Oct 16, 5:47 PM
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    I have a spare room, don't need a dehumidifier it dries in a couple of days. In summer it goes on the line outside.
    Originally posted by andrewf75
    See I have a young family so won't allow the household air to be damp and mouldy. Also, being in Scotland means we probably have fewer days available for washing to hang on the line. I've also had issues with clothes getting smelly before they dry properly when I hang them up wet.
    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 11th Oct 16, 6:26 PM
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    We have a tumble (heat pump) and it's incredibly economical.

    I don't know why you think they damage clothes, it's the person putting the clothes in that might cause damage - exactly as in a washing machine. Put wools on a boil wash and it's a fast-track to the divorce courts!.

    We have plenty of space (fields and acres of garden) but washing won't dry outside in damp or rainy Cornwall some days....no matter what you do.
    "I suggest you read who's thread this is and you will find its MINE". sic
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