Well, I finally had to settle for an overpriced hot and cold
fill machine from Hotpoint with a 5 year warranty. Of course it was the
wrong size, ie bigger than the old one and fouled the corner cupboard
door by 3 inches, so you couldn't open the door. So, it was time to buy
a sliding hinged door mechanism for the kitchen. Good idea, but they
don't exist. However a search in the junk collection came up with some
IKEA/MFI ball bearing drawer slides, a few brackets, a couple of barrel
hinges and various screws and bolts. Today it was installed and to my
delight worked perfectly. Quite good, it's only taken 3 months to get
around to it! I now have a cupboard door which slides across 4 inches
before opening up >90 degrees and she can hide all her rubbish again.
I'm unlikely to do a new kitchen, but if I were, I think I'd go for
800mm wide cabinets as the appliances are already heading for 700mm.
These items disappear because exactly like the end of the first Superman
film, the earth's rotation has been reversed and time itself has been
temporarily dragged backwards.
The socks and whatnot hence take a different trajectory along this
alternative timeline (like not enter the machine in the first place) up
to the moment that the machine stops and are found missing.
I once lost my underpants and one sock after a trip to the pub.
I told the gf it was due to time travelling aliens when I arrived at her
She made me sleep in the spare bedroom that night as she said it had
"magical time travelling memory banks".
I think she was lying as I still cannot remember where or when the aliens
put my missing underpants and sock after spending the night in that room.
I'm not sure about this one. I found that my old h/t one seemed to use
little hot water, but the new one which is cold fill only uses a lot of
leccy heating water that seems daft since I do not use a whole tank of hot
water each day from the tank, why not use it?
I fully understand that one would need to work out the gains and losses
here, but there you go.
What about a single fill and a mixer tap of some sort, would that work, ie
using some of the hot water to warm the water so the machine does not have
to heat for quite as long. I have some other domestic appliance questions
but I'll start a new thread.
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The problem is getting the hot water to the machine. Mostly, what happens
is that the machine fills with cold water left in the pipe between the
tank and the machine (with a bit of hot if lucky). Then the machine has
to heat that, and the hot water now in the pipe goes cold.
I guess one could build a machine that pumped the incoming water down the
drain until it ran hot, but you can imagine the screams at that!
On Mon, 29 Feb 2016 08:54:35 +0000, Brian Gaff wrote:
The problem is that with the very low water use machines,
they don’t get a lot of hot water into the machine unless
it is very close to the whole tank of hot water.
I short out the whole question by always washing in cold
water everything except absolutely filthy overalls that are
absolutely filthy and greasy because I have been working
on the car and with modern cars so reliable now, that
doesn’t happen either.
Trouble is that when you aren't using much water
at all and modern washing machines don’t, by the
time you have got the water you need from the
tap, it is barely warm at all unless the tank is
very close to the washing machine. So it makes
sense to have a much simpler machine that
only has a connection to the cold water tap.
Too radical by far. I'd have you publicly flogged if you
hadn't so obviously enjoyed that so much the last time.
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