Author Topic: Laundry Advice  (Read 1024 times)

barakta

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Re: Laundry Advice
« Reply #25 on: 14 October, 2021, 05:11:35 pm »
We have limited drying/airing space and the smell of chlorine from a towel used in relation to a pool is quite overpowering as it will fill the house. If we had a suitable space to air that could be shut off from the rest of the house, avoiding stinking everywhere else with chlorine that would work...

We live in a 2 up 2 down terrace where most of the rooms are linked.

Kim

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Re: Laundry Advice
« Reply #26 on: 14 October, 2021, 05:16:54 pm »
That said, a quick rinse/spin cycle in the washing machine is sufficient to de-chlorine them.

Of course, if you've got them covered in crud from the changing room floor, they may need an actual wash.
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Kim

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Re: Laundry Advice
« Reply #27 on: 14 October, 2021, 05:17:44 pm »
We live in a 2 up 2 down terrace where most of the rooms are linked.

Read: The doors don't stay closed properly.  Not even the ones that don't have Ethernet cables wedged under them.
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Re: Laundry Advice
« Reply #28 on: 14 October, 2021, 05:36:16 pm »
We use a dehumidifier which is extremely effective at drying clothes and also keeps any prospects of dampness at bay.

The towels are never fluffy but any harshness disappears with first use.   

Kim

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Re: Laundry Advice
« Reply #29 on: 14 October, 2021, 05:37:52 pm »
I borrowed a dehumidifier from nikki a few years ago, for SCIENCE.  It produced plenty of water, but did approximately nothing to the humidity level.

On the plus side, drying clothes indoors does approximately nothing to the humidity level either.

It's all about showering/bathing/cooking, weather and what windows are open.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Laundry Advice
« Reply #30 on: 14 October, 2021, 06:10:02 pm »
We live in a 2 up 2 down terrace where most of the rooms are linked.

Read: The doors don't stay closed properly.  Not even the ones that don't have Ethernet cables wedged under them.
The layout of your house is quite unusual, in that the stairs run perpendicular to how you'd expect and there's no hall, but I don't know if that affects the humidity at all.
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Kim

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Re: Laundry Advice
« Reply #31 on: 14 October, 2021, 08:18:48 pm »
We live in a 2 up 2 down terrace where most of the rooms are linked.

Read: The doors don't stay closed properly.  Not even the ones that don't have Ethernet cables wedged under them.
The layout of your house is quite unusual, in that the stairs run perpendicular to how you'd expect and there's no hall, but I don't know if that affects the humidity at all.

It's the absolutely textbook late-1800s 2-up-2-down terrace (with subsequent kitchen and bathroom extension) layout, as found all over the industrial North of England.  We lived in a couple of similar houses in the People's Republic, and they all do the same thing of being cold downstairs and warm upstairs.  Sometimes people do loft conversions, and they get even hotter.

They're probably pretty decent if you have a roaring coal fire in the downstairs rooms.
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FifeingEejit

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Re: Laundry Advice
« Reply #32 on: 14 October, 2021, 08:26:56 pm »


They're probably pretty decent if you have a roaring coal fire in the downstairs rooms.

As I remember it a roaring coal fire does next to bugger all for anything other than the space immediately around it.

Which was why my great aunt lived in the room with the aga rather than the coal fire. Even though she had a propane fueled hob in the lean to kitchen.

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Laundry Advice
« Reply #33 on: 14 October, 2021, 08:40:15 pm »
We live in a 2 up 2 down terrace where most of the rooms are linked.

Read: The doors don't stay closed properly.  Not even the ones that don't have Ethernet cables wedged under them.
The layout of your house is quite unusual, in that the stairs run perpendicular to how you'd expect and there's no hall, but I don't know if that affects the humidity at all.

It's the absolutely textbook late-1800s 2-up-2-down terrace (with subsequent kitchen and bathroom extension) layout, as found all over the industrial North of England.  We lived in a couple of similar houses in the People's Republic, and they all do the same thing of being cold downstairs and warm upstairs.  Sometimes people do loft conversions, and they get even hotter.

They're probably pretty decent if you have a roaring coal fire in the downstairs rooms.
I'd have expected the stairs to run parallel to a dividing wall, not an internal one. That's the only thing that struck me as unusual. But perhaps stairs next to the dividing wall are a south-of-Birmingham design! (Or possibly my memory has twisted the layout.)
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Re: Laundry Advice
« Reply #34 on: 14 October, 2021, 09:31:56 pm »
We live in a 2 up 2 down terrace where most of the rooms are linked.

Read: The doors don't stay closed properly.  Not even the ones that don't have Ethernet cables wedged under them.
The layout of your house is quite unusual, in that the stairs run perpendicular to how you'd expect and there's no hall, but I don't know if that affects the humidity at all.

Perpendicular to the dividing wall? That sounds like my old house in York. The (downstairs) bathroom extension was always the coldest bit by far. Curiously, though, I don't remember towels ever getting crispy when I lived there, and there was no tumble dryer. Possibly because we had a little yard and could dry laundry outside? Or perhaps the water was different? ???

Re: Laundry Advice
« Reply #35 on: Yesterday at 07:34:24 am »
We live in a 2 up 2 down terrace where most of the rooms are linked.

Read: The doors don't stay closed properly.  Not even the ones that don't have Ethernet cables wedged under them.
The layout of your house is quite unusual, in that the stairs run perpendicular to how you'd expect and there's no hall, but I don't know if that affects the humidity at all.

Have you never watched Coronation Street ?
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Jaded

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Re: Laundry Advice
« Reply #36 on: Yesterday at 09:16:54 am »
In the two up two down kitchen and bathroom extension house we lived in in Manchester the stairs went from one dividing wall to the other, parallel to the road the house was on.

In line with other threads, that means that it is very clear that this stair arrangement is what is in all such houses.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Laundry Advice
« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 09:26:24 am »
We live in a 2 up 2 down terrace where most of the rooms are linked.

Read: The doors don't stay closed properly.  Not even the ones that don't have Ethernet cables wedged under them.
The layout of your house is quite unusual, in that the stairs run perpendicular to how you'd expect and there's no hall, but I don't know if that affects the humidity at all.

Have you never watched Coronation Street ?
No! Nor East Enders. But I can see the potential for a televisual architectural analysis here. Better include Emmerdale too and Pobol y Cwm (sp?) but not the Archers.
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