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Old 05-02-2020, 05:15 AM
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My washing machine has broken - the drum as detached itself, so now I’m hand washing. Does anyone know where I can get a wash board from? I know how to use one as my mother and grandmother showed me when I was a child. Thanks.

Ps. On TV it was advised due to social distancing not to get a new one until the lockdown had ended.
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"Ps. On TV it was advised due to social distancing not to get a new one until the lockdown had ended."

If you need a washer then go get one.
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I know catalogs have them such as Lehman's. I believe my little family owned hardware store has them too
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Try a hardware store, second hand shop, consignment shop, or even an antique shop.
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i would slice a sheet out of an old washing machine tub barrel and nail it to a wooden frame or piece of plywood, same idea just slightly different, if your drum is lose then the "spider" has broken, its the alli frame that holds the drum in bearings so it can spin
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I have no idea in your country, but if I needed one in Tulsa OK today, I would go to the hardware store. I don't know if they ship internationally but if I didn't want to go to a store I would buy from this company. http://www.redhillgeneralstore.com/h...Washboards.htm
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5 gallon bucket and something to agitate with. A new toilet plunger. Sit in a chair with the bucket between your feet. 1 soap wash and two rinses.
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You may be able to get your clothes clean enough in a bath tub by soaking them and agitating with you feet.
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ACE hardware
https://www.acehardware.com/departme...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 05-03-2020, 03:14 AM
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We bought some from here. Good quality.

https://columbuswashboard.com/collections/washboards
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Unles youíre doing heavy grimy work that just grinds dirt into your clothes you can likely get by just fine washing by hand in a bucket for as long as needed until you can get a new washer!

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If you can afford it then people like ao are still delivering. I think they would probably just leave it outside your door, which is hilarious if you live in a nice house with its own door, but less exciting if you're in a flat and/or can't plumb it in yourself.
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You don't need one with modern detergents. They were used years ago when soap was all they had hence the need to scrub clothes to death. These days, warm water, liquid detergent and soak. Maybe a hand 'scrub' for very stubborn stuff.


Is the best use of a washboard these days.
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My washing machine has broken - the drum as detached itself, so now Iím hand washing. Does anyone know where I can get a wash board from? I know how to use one as my mother and grandmother showed me when I was a child. Thanks.

Ps. On TV it was advised due to social distancing not to get a new one until the lockdown had ended.
i bought mine a few years ago at ACE HARDWARE. yess um.

https://www.acehardware.com/departme...uery=washboard
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I hand wash clothes often and should likely give a washboard a try!

While traveling I always carry a bar of https://www.amazon.com/Fels-Naptha-L.../dp/B0063KXEIG Fels-Naptha Laundry Soap! The wife uses it for stain removal regularly and much of what I handwash at the house is done with Fels-Naptha.

Zote seems to be a more natural option that isnít as harsh as the Fels-Naptha. I prefer the White Zote, but I think they are actually both the same! https://www.mexgrocer.com/zote-blue.html

Iím not sure whatís available in your part of the world, but these two are available at every Walmart Iíve checked and many hardware and mom n pop type stores!

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i bought mine a few years ago at ACE HARDWARE. yess um.

https://www.acehardware.com/departme...uery=washboard
Do you realise this forum section is for UK stuff?
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Do you realise this forum section is for UK stuff?
Yes, and I checked and there is an Ace hardware in the UK.
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Old 05-10-2020, 06:53 AM
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Yes, and I checked and there is an Ace hardware in the UK.
Do you mean https://www.acehardwarewinchcombe.co.uk/ a family run local hardware shop with NO online shopping?
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