Post by grandmadee on Jul 21, 2011 23:38:41 GMT -5
Hubby read an article somewhere online about hand washing. We have decided our health would not allow us to do this but...he was intrigued by a suggestion to buy a clean new wringer mop bucket for those string mops and use it to wring out clothes from hand washing with a plunger.
I am currently going to contact a man who makes hand wringer washers at fair prices. Got the information from a plain friend. I have 2 wringers but the rubbery wringers seem very tired...
The mop bucket wringer sounds ok, but I think it would be hard on my arms and squeezing like that, I think you would have problems mashing up hooks and eyes or buttons, but if it works, great :-)
Blessings, Sister Penny
I think you're on the right track. Most of the wringers let you adjust the tension so you don't break buttons or mash up the snaps. When we lived in Great Britain they called the wringer a mangle. You can see a picture of one here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangle_(machine)
Having grown up with wringer washers I love them. Seems to me that they clean better than the modern washers do. But a new wringer washer from Lehmans is around $1200 dollars, so for now I've bought a large industrial mop bucket from Sam's Club the type that has the "wringer" gadget for the mops. It works great, maybe not as good as a wringer machine but well enough to make do. Try it, I think you may like it. Blessings~Sister Pamela