Indeed, two completely different items under discussion.
My olde washing machine, _while washing and agitating_, would suck water
from the tub and pump it through a removable/cleanable lint
filter (looked like a large shoe shine brush) and spray
it over the tops of the clothes. This both made sure the
clothes were getting wet and washed [a], and also filtered
out lint and other particles - such as leaves - from the water.
The other concept people are discussing was where the
washing machine would take the _rinse_ water (which,
being the second part of the cycling [b], was pretty
clean [not up to drinking standards..]), and divert
it away from the sewer line and instead pump it
into a holding tank. This water would then be
used for the wash cycle, dumped out, and then
fresh water brought in for the rinse. (And that
new rinse water would be recycled, etc.)
[a] with top loaders nowadays it's often the case
that some clothes just stay out with parts of them
sticking out of the water, thus never getting
properly washed. I actually have to take a stick
and push them under...
[b] I personally use a second rinse cycle (so it's
wash, rinse, rinse) to clean out the remaining soap.
Eyup. I'd love to have one of those for the water savings..
I've been tempted to jury rig a diverter..
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On Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:57:32 +0000 (UTC), danny burstein
Im confused and that's why it took me a long time to answer -- sorry --,
but I may have spelled it wrong. We had a machine with Sudsmiser, named
after the suds from the wash cycle. I think maybe cold-water rinsing
was just getting started, so even though two loads used two batches of
rinse water, or maybe four, it didnt' have to be heated, if a housewife
could break free of her old habits (or her mother's)
My first year in college, I knew about separating white and colored
clothes, and I think I did it, but somehow I washed new maroon gym
shorts with the whites and died all my underwear pink. Why didn't they
have us wear dark blue gym shorts, at least?
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