[Tagging] self-service laudry machines a camp and caravan sites

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 20:43:09 UTC 2017

On 14-Feb-17 01:30 AM, John Willis wrote:
> Javbw
> On Feb 13, 2017, at 3:10 PM, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com 
> <mailto:61sundowner at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> laundry:top_loading:1_load=20 (if 'load' can be found as a size .. 
>> somewhere?)
>> laundry:top_loading:5_cu_ft=20
>> laundry:top_loading:6_lbs=20
>> laundry:top_loading:20_kg=20
>> laundry:front_loading:15_kg=8
>> laundry:shoe_washer=2
> Great!
> Uhh... sidewasher was my stupidity.
> Front loader is the correct term.
> All the US residential top-loading washing machines and the old 
> laundromat ones I have seen I have seen all have agitators, the thing 
> that sticks up in the center.
> Most of the residential washers in Japan do not. Their drum is too 
> narrow (40cm?) To have an agitator. The bottom of the drum spins (a 
> very weak agitator), but there is no true column agitator.
> http://www.cypick.com/item/10kg-auto-top-toshiba-washing-machine-mesin-basuh-refurbish-recondition-4444.html
>  Some people want an agitator machine for washing heavily soiled 
> clothes or cleaning cloths, so some laundromats have a single 
> top-loading agitator in the corner here.
> Maybe they are common throughout the world, but such it was the first 
> time I have seen a small and agitator-free washing machine.

I think I had one 'agitator' machine that not only had a rotating 
central column but the drum too moved.. lots of things to ware out. 
Replaced with a front loader .. my cloths last a lot longer.
Not all agitators are central columns .. the hover twin tub has the 
agitator on a wall. These are popular where water is in short supply as 
the spin tub waste water can be put back into the wash tub thus saving 

So I think the top loading/front loading should be a tag that can be 
used. Then if wanted further details on the machine could be detailed?
Personally ... I am usually just looking for a washing machine .. any 
washing machine to get the mud off!

> Since there are varying styles of machines, and some are common one 
> place and absent others, then I would like to tag them differently. 
> And the idea of separating capacity seems good too. I suggest 
> supporting the three common methods (kg/load/volume) because people 
> will have no idea how to tag, interpret or understand the information. 
> People tagging or looking for "load" won't know what a KG of laundry is.

Mappers can enter miles instead of kilometres .. so they too should be 
able to enter the units they have into the capacity of the laundry machine.
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