First of all, thanks to all who responded to my previous question about
basement floors, your responses were extremely informative. Thank you
guys, you're awesome!
I have one more quick question: I am installing a second dryer in the
laundry room, and my HVAC guy tells me that he can't attach the new
dryer to the vent for the existing dryer and will need to run a new
separate vent. I'm curious as to what the reasons would be for not
sharing a vent between two dryers. (The HVAC guy couldn't give me an
Big family? I recently toured a model home and they had two of
everything in it, 2 dishwashers (the theory being one dishwasher could
have clean dishes, and one could have dirty dishes so the family
wouldn't have to unload before loading) two washing machines (no sorting
clothes whites and colors), two dryers (to get laundry done quickly),
etc. Seems like a bit much to me, but it's whatever a person wants I
I am into redundancy. I have 2 washers, 2 dryers, and next kitchen
remodel 2 dishwashers. Have spare satellite dish all wired up on my
home. ZERO NITE swap cables and sit back and relax. Have 2 vans too.
Unless you have the bucks for everything brand new, or replace on a
moments notice redundant things make for much less stress
2 washers and dryers speed up laundry a LOT. although ideally it would
be 2 washers and 4 dryers, since it takes twice as long to dry clothes
as wash them
I have a couple times:)
Hey when any single item breaks its no big deal...
Did have BOTH dryers break the same nite once, for different reasons.
I fix most stuff myself so its nice to not have to hurry!
I repair office machines for a living my life is hurrying for others.
Whenm my junk breaks I dont want to have to hurry
I have 3 identical electric chainsaws bought at flea markets about 10
bucks each. When a saw has a problem like hit nail I just swap saws and
I have hoover elite vacuums, all identical buy at flea markets garage
sales, 10 bucks or less each. I canibalize for parts and keep 2 running
at all times one on each floor....
hoover parts are expensive, buy sweepers cheap parts.
I guess I could just buy new every time something breaks but dont
believe in tossing good stuff, and this way saves lots of money
I do admit I dont like spending lots of time doing laundry, multiple
machines helps thats a lot
It's definitely good to have at least two drills, one to drill the
holes and one to drive the screws. Even I have that.
One bought at Sears, a long time ago.
One given to me by the clerk at Black and Decker, after the guy who
brought it in didn't want to pay for repair. I had it repaired 15
minutes after I got home, by adding another washer on the armature.
And one I found lying in the grass at a street corner.
Oh, yeah, I have 6 lawnmowers, but after two were fixed, I couldn't
get the energy or spend even 20 dollars in parts to fix the others.
And I can't manage to give them away, because no one wants them if
they don't work.
Funny. I don't think I would really worry that much if my washer or
dryer broke. I can easily last a week without running either and if things
really get bad there is the Laundromat.
I do have two dishwashers. If I can't do it Rita does. We even have a
double sink. I suppose if the sink really went bad I could use the bath
Life is an adventure, don't try to take the excitement out of it. Live
on the edge. Get rid of half you stuff and I'll bet you will spend less
total time fixing it. Remember that much of what caused problems happens
based on age not use. That means you are going to have twice the number of
old hoses going, twice the number of rust repairs etc.
Well, I actually did do what you're thinking of. When running one dryer, a
lot of exhaust got blown into the second dryer. There was a flap that
looked like it would block the exhaust from entering the other dryer, but,
it didn't block nearly enough. That caused enough condensation that it
leaked out of the second dryer and onto the floor. All that condensation
corroded the rollers on the second dryer, and one day they just froze up.
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