Make your own washing machine?

Old 12-03-22, 12:35 PM
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Make your own washing machine?

I plan on making my own washer based on One of the things I would like to change is eliminating the center rod going through both barrels. I have my two barrels. I've attached a drawing to plan it all out and could use a check that this will work. I have a few questions:

1) Will this design work?
2) Are pillow block bearings necessary? - I'm hoping this would make turning the inner barrel easier.
3) Would like to be able fill with water above center, what kind of washer or bearing could I use for outer barrel axle?
4) I haven't cut the barrels yet, so 2" measurement between barrels is approximate.

I guess never mind since attachment won't upload. Aargh!

Note: I'm a 62 year old woman w/o experience trying to do this, so bear with me please.

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Old 12-03-22, 12:46 PM
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Old 12-03-22, 01:51 PM
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Well, it's an interesting concept, making a washing machine for off-the-grid living yet using the internet to ask if it will work,

I assume the shaft design is just for simplistic construction, without that they your going to have to support each side so they stay parallel so I'll say that yes it's possible.

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