CleanersHow to Make an Off Grid Washing Machine

How to Make an Off Grid Washing Machine

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Remake America

Remake America website shares a five gallon bucket outdoor washing design that helpfully will relieve some of the back strain of this labor intensive homesteading chore.

If you have ever had to do off grid washing for a whole family ( chuckle ) you will understand why the women before electricity commonly called it ” Blue Monday “.

All the washing was done on Mondays and no social calls were paid on those days because it was very busy.

As the handle is lifted and lowered it creates a dunking motion that dislodges the dirt and stains from clothing. You could use the same method for the rinse cycle as well.

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http://www.make-digital.com/make/vol18/?pg=62&pm=2&u1=friend#pg62

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