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    Clothes Dryers

    Doing some renovations/modernizing and we(the Wife) want a clothes dryer.
    Thought I would do some research and every brand I have searched reviews on of condenser and heat-pump types have terrible reviews on both reliability and function..EG not drying shit or taking bloody hours to dry shit...particularly sheets seem to be the problem.

    Can anybody recommend one they have had for a few years that is good? or am I better to go to the old school vented hydro dam drainer style that are cheap but work?
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    the new and expensive ones work on a heat pump system, and condensate the output to pure liquid and into the drain. expensive but then again they dont draw 10 amps off the mains. depends on who much you use it to make it economical

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    the new and expensive ones work on a heat pump system, and condensate the output to pure liquid and into the drain. expensive but then again they dont draw 10 amps off the mains. depends on who much you use it to make it economical
    Yea I got that but whats a good one? google searched at least 10 with shit reviews or are they all just expensive junk and should I go old school?
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    go old school and get a decent expelair
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    Didn't think folks in Nelson would warrant one

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    Quote Originally Posted by NRT View Post
    Didn't think folks in Nelson would warrant one

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    Yea managed the last 40 plus years without one but I do get low on socks and undies when it rains for more than a week which is not uncommon some winters.
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    Old school and vent outside thru the wall

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Yea managed the last 40 plus years without one but I do get low on socks and undies when it rains for more than a week which is not uncommon some winters.
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    I will let you know what ours is when I get home cam its old as and I thrash it everyday cos im lazy and cant be bothered hanging clothes up, I get yelled at, but I pay the powerbill so I make the rules (sortof..) haha , it always drys whatever you throw in it even full loads in under 45mins
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    Yeah I still use an old F&P tumble dryer thatís easily 45 years old. Vent outside. Vacuum the guts (remove back panel) annually, empty lint EVERY load and only use for emergency type drying. Thatís been my rule and itís worked so far.

    Have had a dryer fire- so my comments re lint removal and cleaning out behind panel are based learning from on the school of hard knocks...
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    If you want one that looks 40 years old but is still in perfect working condition after 2 yrs
    Buy one, put it in the wash house next to the washing machine
    Watch your wife store the packet of washing powder on top of it then naturally, a bit of powder drips on to to top of the machine every time a scoop is taken out and....

    Hey Presto... add moisture and you have an instant 40 yr old looking machine

    Really gets up my goat, but hey, what can you say, it's her wash house.

    Have a Haier, seems to go ok, as it seems to be going alot, can't say much more than that, as above, not my wash house.
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    We are currently using a Beko, with the heat pump system. It works and is cheaper to run than a standard one, no worries about shrinking clothes
    however, when reno is finished we are going back to the old school, just find the clothes don't "feel" dry even when they are.
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    I had a Natural Gas operated one for years, bought an LG one last yr, heat pump type with water injection for steaming, paid $800.00 for brand new “second” store we found in Auck. So far cheap to run and hasn’t missed a beat. However I won’t buy anything else LG due to their piss poor backup service on another appliance I purchased. Aussie based bastards!!!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Got an electrolux new and it seems ok but I find the catch a bit fiddly

    Only use it for drying the last bit out as the clothes dry on frames in a spare room

    I'll never buy another Haier anything based on the dishwasher..

    As said before, vent outside is good and hang it upside down but if you do check the price of the proprietary plastic vents that flatten out behind it - a F&p one a few years back was around 200 bucks


    As long as you don't overload it and stress the bearings too much I find that dryers go forever

 

 

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