Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN




Go Back   Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN > Agriculture & DIY Forums > Other Projects Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-16-2013, 04:46 PM
muleman's Avatar
muleman muleman is offline
worn out farmer
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: on top of the mountain
Posts: 27,191
Thanks: 584
Thanked 910 Times in 430 Posts
muleman is just really nicemuleman is just really nicemuleman is just really nicemuleman is just really nice
Default Laundry saga begins.

Washing machine died last Friday so we have been on the hunt and reading lots of reviews since then. After 2 trips with my pickup and still did not find "the right one" today we headed east and checked out Home depot. As much as I hate that place they had a deal on a washer that she liked. It is a floor model front loader with steam cycle and a bunch of other crap she likes. Could not get them to budge beyond 10% on the dryer price but when she threw in 20% less on the washer we ended up buying both. Of course it started to rain so I have to wait to go get the washer. They did not have the dryer but will deliver it Friday. NOW I have to build a platform to raise them up 18". I plan to stack a 2X8 on edge on top of a 2X10 and top with 3/4 finish grade poplar plywood. Will have lots of cross bracing and may also do a diagonal brace across each machines area. I had built one at the old farm house to enable me to run the plumbing but it was only 6" tall. I plan on 2X4 corner cats as well as at each cross brace. Will use a combo of 3" screws and 16D nails to put it together. She wants to just paint it with a good exterior paint so I will roll the edge of the plywood with a belt sander or else take the router to it. Will take pics as I go. Can't justify $500 for the metal pedestals with a drawer they sell.
__________________
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-16-2013, 05:14 PM
FrancSevin's Avatar
FrancSevin FrancSevin is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 10,048
Thanks: 3,864
Thanked 5,461 Times in 1,972 Posts
FrancSevin has a spectacular aura aboutFrancSevin has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Laundry saga begins.

The pedestals are an amazing rip off. And they have drawers you will seldom use.

I got our washer and dryer set at Lowes the day a woman returned it. Her husband went thru the roof when she bought them and forced her to do it. They had never been hooked up.
I made a deal for the machines only as is, 30% off right there and they threw in the pedestales, or I would not have them.

We now use the platform I had already built at the Pacjkaging factory.
__________________
Proudly Deplorable
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-16-2013, 08:18 PM
Snowtrac Nome's Avatar
Snowtrac Nome Snowtrac Nome is offline
member formerly known as dds
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NOME AK
Posts: 9,382
Thanks: 14
Thanked 901 Times in 590 Posts
Snowtrac Nome is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Laundry saga begins.

mine took a dump a couple weeks ago the water pump went out. being the tight wad I am I took the pump apart, and built a new impeller out of fiber glass it works like a top now and didn't cost me a dime.
__________________
Don
1962 st-4
KL2ZF
Snow trac's Rule and Krustys Drool
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-16-2013, 10:50 PM
NorthernRedneck's Avatar
NorthernRedneck NorthernRedneck is offline
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 9,868
Thanks: 3,090
Thanked 4,569 Times in 2,197 Posts
NorthernRedneck will become famous soon enough
Style: T66
Default Re: Laundry saga begins.

We just went through the same thing last week. Our maytag dryer bit the bullet. It's 11 years old and not worth fixing. So I set out to find us a new dryer. Our washer is only a yr old and one of those new high efficiency low water top loaders. I did the rounds and searched for a suitable replacement. I was about to pull the trigger on a new dryer at Leons that matched our washer when I decided to take a look at the local classifieds. I found one on there that was only a yr old and a very high capacity. I did some research and found that the used dryer was a top of the line one that sells close to $1000 just for the dryer. I picked it up for $200. Awesome deal. We're back in business. The one I was about to buy in the store was $600.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-16-2013, 10:51 PM
muleman's Avatar
muleman muleman is offline
worn out farmer
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: on top of the mountain
Posts: 27,191
Thanks: 584
Thanked 910 Times in 430 Posts
muleman is just really nicemuleman is just really nicemuleman is just really nicemuleman is just really nice
Default Re: Laundry saga begins.

The pump leaked and flat quit running even if you spun the fan. I was an open frame motor and was corroded all to hell. New one was $140 and I doubt that was all that was going bad from the noises it made lately. The pair cost $1244 tax included. Another $100 in lumber and probably will be $30 in paint.
__________________
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-16-2013, 11:12 PM
luvs's Avatar
luvs luvs is offline
'lil yinzer~
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: pittsburgh, pa
Posts: 4,854
Thanks: 300
Thanked 526 Times in 346 Posts
luvs will become famous soon enoughluvs will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Laundry saga begins.

@ least u have 1.
__________________
bring it; don't sing it!
Yeah, STEELERS!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-17-2013, 09:57 AM
Suni's Avatar
Suni Suni is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 129
Thanks: 24
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Suni is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Laundry saga begins.

oh dear...

I wish I had known you were looking for a washing machine sooner! I would have told you to NOT buy a front loader..
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-18-2013, 12:07 PM
muleman's Avatar
muleman muleman is offline
worn out farmer
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: on top of the mountain
Posts: 27,191
Thanks: 584
Thanked 910 Times in 430 Posts
muleman is just really nicemuleman is just really nicemuleman is just really nicemuleman is just really nice
Default Re: Laundry saga begins.

When they were checking me out at Home depot the girl redid the paperwork. I kidded her about the computer would now send me 2 dryers. Today they shipped 2 dryers down from Rochester warehouse. I was a nice guy and only took one. I asked they guy did they think I was opening a laudramat way out here. He laughed and said he thought it was dumb but had lots of room so they brought them both since they had paperwork for it.
__________________
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
College saga continues . . . Melensdad Open Forum 30 08-19-2013 10:46 PM
Moving laundry to basement DaveNay Home Improvement Projects, Appliance upgrades, Misc Household items Forum 43 11-29-2010 05:56 AM
Laundry list of Obama failed foreign policies grizzer Political Debate Forum 1 03-29-2010 05:57 AM
Laundry Lesson pirate_girl Jokes_Forum 3 07-08-2009 04:57 PM
2nd floor laundry cj7 Home Improvement Projects, Appliance upgrades, Misc Household items Forum 5 11-24-2008 07:01 AM





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002 - 2018 www.ForumsForums.com