I find I have ideals all the time, but put them on the back burner cause Im just not sure how to go about it. So Ill see something in my head and just wait till I see what it is that I really need to accomplice what I want.
One day the Wife wanted me to wash her capris for her, I had promised and went about doing laundry. White, light colors, dark colors and black with deep blues....
Since her capris where the only black I had to wash they got overlooked in the sort. After all the laundry was done and put away, I noticed I had forgotten them. Well, Im 4 The Poor Man! using 12 gallons of water to wash one pair of capris, was well out of the question and thought how could I wash a single clothes and not use the washer.
Yes I thought about using a bucket and started with that, then came the plunger idea... what a mess
I always favored the Front Loading washers. Less water, larger loads and of course that was on the back burner
Then I starting thinking ' what if this was an agitator' and what if it had a lid... then it hit me like why didn't I think of this before?
A simple front loading washing machine for a few clothes!
Video on YouTube...
**AS ALWAYS THIS IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES AND SHOULD NOT BE ATTEMPTED**
Step 1: Da BOM(B.O.M)
Bill of Material
1 Five gallon Bucket with Lid (with O ring under lid)
3 pieces of 1" x 2" pine (length to be determined by your bucket)
14 #10 sheet metal screws (6 to attach the ribs and 8 to attach the wheels
I happen to have some heavy duty castors for the prototype but a pair of training wheels from Wally World or Meijer will suffice
Get creative even some old wagon wheels should work
2 short pieces of conduit
Duct Tape ( This isn't necessary, I just like to have it around, just in case)
1 1" x 10" x ? ( your bucket maybe larger or smaller, as I was thinking a brewers bucket is larger and prolly a better choice for this)
1 3/8" x 4" hex bolt
3 3/8" washers
1 3/8" hex nut
All this is based on the bucket that you use, so just follow the procedure and make your own final measurements, I am but a Guide.
To see how to make this a pressure washer go to : http://www.instructables.com/id/Tabletop-Pressure-Washer-4-Da-Poor-Man/