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I was doing my laundry this morning and
then something hit me... I looked around
but it was probably a bug or something. I
started to put the detergent in and said to
myself, I'm too lazy. I then noticed the
pressure washer behind me had an
innovation that could solve some of my
No, i wasn't going to pre-wash
my clothes with a pressure washer, but a
different innovation. The pressure washer
has a tube for detergent/soap for pressure
washing. Why not for laundry...
There are some problems: some soaps
don't come in liquid form, the
concentration levels of soaps are different,
and people use different soaps for
different loads of laundry (whites, darks,
Solutions? here!: Some soaps don't come
in liquid form? don't you use non-liquid
soaps. that's you solution for this one.
any other solution for this problem would
make a bubbly mess.
Some soaps have a different level of
cencentration? Somewhat, but not by too
much. There can be selectors to fine-tune
for the difference in concentration.
Using a variety of detergents? Use more
tubes, and have a button selector to select
you detergents, but there are washing
machines that are so smart you just touch
a button and it takes care of the other
matters (except for detergent, which this
idea is for) that you could tell the washing
machine what you are washing and it
would choose the detergent for you.
There's nothing wrong with more tubes!
In summary, this idea is for a in-washing-
machine soap dispensing device. It is
built into the machine and can detect you
settings such as load size, laundry type,
water settings, and use this information to
dispense detergent and the other stuff, the
softening stuff, in the correct proportions,
at the right times. It has tubes that are
inserted into your different detergent
Advantages: no detergent mess, no
measuring. Another minute added to your
life everytime you do laundry.
[AbsintheWithoutLeave, May 01 2007]
||Brilliant! Can we use the same reservoir of detergent for the dishwasher too?
||Which benighted part of the planet are you from that washing machines don't have detergent dispensers?
||Hawaii. The Hawaiian part of the planet.
||Who refills the tubes when they run out?
||Stop looking at me with those puppy-dog eyes. It's YOUR laundry.
||Refill tubes? What? The tubes are the
small, no larger than 1/2 inch diameter
tubes that are inserted into containers of
liquid detergent for automatic dispensing.
||Puppy dog eyes? Have you ever seen a
cooked dog head that's been sliced down
the center pre-cooking? They have to
cook the head to make sure the dog
doesn't have rabies before they eat it.
||I remember in college they sold little
blocks of detergent that came in plastic
wrap. You could simply unwrap them
and drop them in. They dissolved in the
water. They were pre-messured, and
besides, whoever heard of putting too
much detergent in anyway?
||They were like those 7 day fish food
pyramids... Anyway they stopped selling
them, so there must have been
something wrong with them. Or maybe
they're only available on/near college
||It's a solution for liquid soap, so you don't
have to make a mess of it. The washing
machine would do the measuring and
displensing. It has tubes so you don't
have to have a specialized container, you
can use whatever liquid detergent you
||Baked by Tim on Home Improvement.
||Powdered detergents are mixed with water anyway, so why not add water to the distribution tubes to make a liquid solution?
||I am not saying to use powdered
detergents.. I didn't get it from tim.