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Design solar cloth dryer

I believe solar cloth dryer (SCD) is equally important for saving electrical energy if not more in developed countries. Look how hot it is now outside, but all of us are still using electrical cloth dryers, double waste of energy (releasing heat to the house). Could SCD work like a rotating cage (net like) operating outside? so there is no hassle for using a large space or taking time to hang cloth.


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    Aug 1 2013: Freshi Mind,
    All of us are NOT using electric dryers my friend. Many of us have been using "solar dryers" our whole life, and it's called hanging the cloths out in the sun to dry! I LOVE the process of hanging cloths in the sun and fresh air, and after 60+ years of doing so, I still LOVE the fresh smell and feel of line dried cloths:>)

    In the winter, I hang cloths on a wooden rack in the house, where they can dry from the wood heat as I stoke the wood burning stove....rather than freezing my fingers trying to hang them outside:>)

    Your concern seems to be space and convenience? Clothes drying racks do not take up very much space, and are very convenient:>)
    • Aug 1 2013: Thank you Colleen for doing it and your comments. I guess everyone knows that Sun is a nice furnace and hanging cloth in the Sun can be dried. How many of us are doing it? why or why not?
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        Aug 1 2013: Yes indeed Freshi, a lot of people know that the sun is a good cloth drier.

        I don't know for sure how many are "doing it" Freshi, but there are quite a few of us based on the number of clothes-lines I see everywhere. It is a choice freshi....I'm sure you know that:>)
        • Aug 1 2013: Sure, I'm glad it works for you. One way is always good for part of people. I like it too. Perhaps we can invent something that attract different group of people :))
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        Aug 1 2013: Well, Freshi, you can certainly invent something else. I am content with hanging clothes on the line to dry in the fresh air and sun:>)
        • Aug 1 2013: We have to think of what moved us to go from old way to new way (dryer). Now moving backwards is always harder unless people have to. Right? need some creativity.
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        Aug 1 2013: Freshi,
        You are suggesting a "solar cloth dryer". That is not a new idea, and if you want to create something more, go to it!
        • Aug 1 2013: What I meant is a similar kind of physical equipment as people use indoor right now, called washer and dryer. The difference is that the heat comes from Sun not from electricity. If not new, where did you see it?
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        Aug 1 2013: I think I understand your meaning and intention Freshi, and I am saying, that using the sun for drying clothes is not a new idea.

        I repeat....if you want to create something more, go to it!

        EDIT regarding comment below:
        Again Freshi, I do not perceive drying clothes in the sun as a new idea. Any equipment that may be invented to facilitate drying clothes in the sun in another way, would be considered new.
        You are welcome:>)
        • Aug 1 2013: hehe, depending on what you mean by NEW. Any equipment that most people haven't seen it can be called NEW to me, but not hanging cloth on the strings/poles though :))

          It's okay that you don't think this is not new.

          I wish someday they are smart people inventing this kind of convenient and self contained dryers, saving energy, time, money, and space, so I could be one of the consumers. This wouldn't bother who want to use string/pole to hang cloth.

          Thank you for the discussion.

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