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Dedicated Laundry?

Postby sansouci » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:47 pm

I read many a post that says: "My wife will kill me trying to wash these greasy clothes!" So does anyone have a dedicated washer/dryer for your shop clothes or wash rags, etc?
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Re: Dedicated Laundry?

Postby bpoliakoff » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:01 am

Same problem. Solution....Laundermat
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Re: Dedicated Laundry?

Postby dwcains » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:01 am

We have an old washer we put in the green house. You can buy used appliance fairly cheap, at least around here. What I want next is a big oven, for powdercoating.
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Re: Dedicated Laundry?

Postby davem6 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:49 am

I made my own powdercoating oven out of a stove and a washing machine.
I stripped the washing machine apart so that i was left with the 4 sides and lined these with fibreglass ceiling insulation. Inside this I use scrap stainless steel sheeting, so it is now 4 insulated ss lined walls.

Next step was to pull apart the stove, an old upright unit with 4 hotplates on it. The top deck with the hotplates now sits under the washing machine walls so the heat rises from the bottom. The original thermostat sensor that was for the oven sits inside the new oven. I have wired the hotplates to be controlled by the thermostat and the oven timer through a small contactor. The original oven door is now a lift off lid on the top of the oven that you can see through. There is a rack that sits under the oven door so you can hang the job(s) on the rack, blow the powder on then lower the jobs still attached to the rack down into the oven and put the door over the top. It works a treat and can be extended by putting higher walls on it if you want to. You can see through the top while baking to check when flow out has occurred and time from then. You can vary the number of hotplates that are turned on to match the size of the job that is in there.

It's packed away at the moment, next time I get it out I will post some pics.
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Re: Dedicated Laundry?

Postby Pod » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:45 am

Since I do all the washing, I do it anyway. What the wife doesn't know about, she can't nag about :wink:

Just wondering if our oven gets hot enough to try powdercoating :-k Same comment as above as long as I can do it whilst she's out :-"


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