What % humidity for putting clothes on a washing line?
When I was young and reading sci-fi novels featuring the 21st century, the future was generally seen as a place of jet-packs and machines that could produce luxury food at the press of a button. Robots doing housework. Travel to the stars. You know the sort of thing.
Unfortunately I’ve arrived in the future and it’s a depressing place where people have to ask for instructions on how and when to dry the washing… 😆Posted 3 years ago
Know how to dry the washing.. just looking to do it more efficiently …. agreed over thinking (but if I can’t oner think on STW where in the world could I over thin).. also agreed wind dries washing… but the heart of my question is how much offset (or what ever else I could call it) should I have for wind against humidity?
At present I am recording average 15mph winds and 72% humidity at 12 degree C
Yesterday’s weather was a bit warmer, sunnier, less humid, less wind etc..
daveh…. my wife will expect sympathy from yours now.
I did hope for a full analysis and graphs etc from other sad gits like me!!!!!!Posted 3 years agoconvertSubscriber
I love my mother’s (lazy) neighbours up in an exposed bit of the Highlands clothes drying tactics. She put them out irrespective of the weather and they just stay out for days until a miracle happens and them being dry and her bothering to check them coincide . I’ve seen them frozen rock solid, under 6 inches of snow and obliterated by wind. I visited twice a couple of weeks apart and the same set of clothes were still on the line – just looking a tiny bit sadder.
Box room with the chimney breast running through it and a dehumidifier does for us.Posted 3 years agoaPMember
I have no idea about wind speed, RH etc, but I do have some washing on the line, which blowing around a bit, and in about 20 minutes today’s cycling stuff will come out of the washing machine and get hung on the line to dry.Posted 3 years ago
Outdoor dried clothing has a nice fresh smell to it, that stuff hung up on a drying rack indoors doesn’t. I really don’t get the tumble dryer thing – I’ve got better things to with my money than use it pump warm moisture rich air outside.
Sheets have just gone out ,towel definitely drier.Posted 3 years ago
Have changed my drying strategy and placed towel in landscape mode on the line.
Really reaping the dividend now.
My neighbours rotary line is a 3 sider, really glad I embraced the new technology and went for the larger 4 sider.
Saw a drier that was bigger than next doors but smaller than mine ,apparently it makes your drying come alive.
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Our humidity sensor seems a bit stuck (outside) – always seems to read 20%
At this time of year — can be 6oC or so, but blowing a gale – as long as the pegs hold the washing on, they’ll be dry (if cold) and nicely softened. Alternatively, sunny, little breeze == not dried in the slightest (that day).
We are blessed – as inside we have a 4 spar long pulley (rescued from my aunt’s house many years ago) that has now been in it’s third kitchen.. it’s great at drying stuff, though I expect it does contribute to house dampness a bit. Still it’s a pretty draughty old house so probably not that badly affected 🙂Posted 3 years ago
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