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Recycling water from condenser tumble dryer

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2015mom Tue 08-Nov-16 21:14:18

Hello all

I have a condenser tumble dryer and I use the water for my iron but there is so much water. Any tips on what else I can re-use water for because it seems an awful waste just throwing it down the drain


SavoyCabbage Tue 08-Nov-16 21:15:52

Steam mop is one of the uses recommended in my new tumble dryer instructions.

MrsLettuce Tue 08-Nov-16 21:18:24


bruffin Tue 08-Nov-16 21:19:24

I use on my out door pot plants

2015mom Tue 08-Nov-16 21:21:05

Plants and steam mop are good shouts thanks

Obviously your plants are fine and still living hehe

2015mom Tue 08-Nov-16 21:21:49

I even thought use it for soaking dishes when you don't want food to get dry on plates when you cannot be bothered to wash them there and the

2015mom Tue 08-Nov-16 21:22:05

There and then*

previously1474907171 Sun 13-Nov-16 03:37:20

BoffinMum Sun 13-Nov-16 12:55:23

Wash your hair in it. It will be beautifully soft.

AdoraBell Wed 16-Nov-16 23:07:17

Plants here too.

AdoraBell Wed 16-Nov-16 23:09:11

I'm wondering if the dogs could drink it? It should be safe shouldn't it? When you think of what the disgusting beasts are willing to drink on a walk envy <boak>

abbsismyhero Wed 16-Nov-16 23:10:21

reusing tumble dryer water? ive never thought of that

BumWad Thu 17-Nov-16 20:27:32

My new iron specifically states not to use water from the dryer.

EnidButton Thu 17-Nov-16 22:18:38

I wouldn't give dogs it to drink. It'll have a bit of fabric conditioner and washing powder in it surely. Or at least the chemicals from them. I wouldn't drink it so no way would I give it to an animal.

EnidButton Thu 17-Nov-16 22:20:56

Actually on the thread linked it says the water contains fine lint. So don't give an animal it to drink. 🐶

Cuppaand2biscuits Sun 20-Nov-16 10:25:13

You can use when filling up your car engine with water , I think it's supposed to be better than regular tap water.

JugglingMum17 Fri 28-Apr-17 22:26:47

Thanks everybody.

rosawitch Fri 28-Apr-17 22:28:35

how is it a waste to thrown down the drain as surely it will go back into the system to be cleansed? there must be tons of crap in dryer water

Topseyt Fri 28-Apr-17 22:44:19

I would have thought it would have some residues of washing detergent and/or fabric conditioner too.

If you ever run the washing machine without clothes in to flush it out you will see just how much residual detergent there actually is. It isn't all washed out every time.

I wouldn't give it to dogs to drink. Detergents can be very toxic.

I tip it down the sink. It goes straight back into the system and is properly cleansed for re-use.

JugglingMum17 Fri 28-Apr-17 22:53:53

Steam mop is a brilliant suggestion

Girafaig Sat 29-Apr-17 12:46:20

I tip it down the loo to flush.

turkeyboots Sat 29-Apr-17 12:50:42

The instructions on mine suggested using water in a coffee machine! I won't be doing that.

Wh0Kn0wsWhereTheTimeGoes Sat 29-Apr-17 12:54:45

Loo or plants would be all I'd do. Fibres, detergent residues and quite likely a broth of bacteria too, warm water sitting around with a trace of detergent in it would be the perfect breeding ground.

Topseyt Sat 29-Apr-17 13:43:26

Coffee machine. confused

Bleurgh! I wouldn't be doing that either. I do love frothy coffee, but I wouldn't intend that to be soapy coffee. shockgrin

thenightsky Sat 29-Apr-17 13:46:39

I use it in my steam mop.

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