Wet weight of blanket?


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Old 02-06-22, 02:51 PM
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Wet weight of blanket?

I have a king size blanket:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays...-Each/51222582

that I am trying to estimate the weight of when wet, and would appreciate some educated guesses. The apartment house replaced the top-loading washing machine in the laundry room with a piece-of-junk side loader, so now I have to buy a portable washing machine. These go by capacity, so I need to estimate the wet weight of my biggest piece of laundry, to know which model to buy. Thanks.
 

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02-07-22, 10:05 AM
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Is there a laundromat near you? You shouldn't have to be washing a blanket that often.
 
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I don't know how educated my guess is but it is a guess....

Guess: I am guessing this blanket will soak up 2 gallons of water.

Educated: Water is 8.3 lb per gallon.

That is 16.6 lbs plus 1 lb for the blanket.

17.5 lb
 
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From the website.....
This blanket is made with 100 percent polyester.

I'm not sure how much water it will actually soak up.
 
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Get a basket and weight it wet and weight it dry. A typical bathroom scale will do.
 
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I don't think you stand a chance washing a blanket in a portable machine. The large, unbalanced load is a worst case situation for a small machine.
 
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Is there a laundromat near you? You shouldn't have to be washing a blanket that often.
 
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Is there a laundromat near you?
I have three large, thick, white bath floor mats. It takes about 6 months for them to get dingy--not dirty (bare feet only, no shoes). I turn them over once during that time for a fresh appearance. When time to wash I take them to a laundromat and use their heavy duty machine. It takes about 1/2 hour and $4. After they are spun they are damp and still slightly heavy but I can dry them one-at-a-time in my home dryer.
 
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Absolutely agree with "Pilot Dane":
"I don't think you stand a chance washing a blanket in a portable machine. The large, unbalanced load is a worst case situation for a small machine."
 
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The large, unbalanced load is a worst case situation for a small machine
So I was thinking: A video of that would be hilarious.

And sure enough there are some. Search "dancing washing machine". Here is one.
 
 

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