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Building our own washer, dryer pedestals. #3: FINALLY DONE AND WASHING CLOTHES ( Edited 02/05/2011)

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 04-19-2010 11:51 PM 8639 reads 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I thought it was about time I posted the completed project.

With help from my Son we grunted the machines up in place.

They look good, & work real well. The pedestals are good, & solid.

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It’s sure nice not to have to bend over to load, & unload now.

I edited this on 02/05/2011

I changed to stationary non-swivel casters, but after that I had the problem of them slipping side to side on the smooth floor during the spin startup.

You’ll notice I laid down some foam cushion interlocking floor tile, & now it doesn’t move
anymore.

Now I get a little wobble during spin startup, which is normal even when the machine is installed on

a floor, but after it reaches full speed it purrs like a kitten.

The machine has never moved out of position on the pedestals after a full year of use.

It’s so nice to be able to move the machine in, & out with such ease.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Here’s a picture of them in place.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~View looking behind the machines. I made the pedestals a little longer than the machines,
to make clearance for the vent pipe, & hoses when I push them in against the wall.
Notice the foam cushion bumper against the wall


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Low level view.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 04-19-2010 11:56 PM

.........elevating washing machine and dryer pedestals to an art form…......

That’s a first…........good show Dick….............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Jim Bertelson

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#2 posted 04-20-2010 12:02 AM

..........oh, and no pun intended…...you believe that….....don’t you?

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 04-20-2010 12:11 AM

Jim

You can bet your Mukluks on it.<(;O}#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#4 posted 04-20-2010 12:29 AM

What a great idea for old people like me, that it’s hard to bend over. Dang Dick you’ve come up with some good ones through the years, but this has got to be right up there near the top.LOL You are top dawg in my book as far as good ideas goes.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 04-20-2010 12:38 AM

OK, you northern Minnesotaneers, I guess you have some acquaintence with mukluks….......I don’t own any…....but I buy my slippers, really moosehide moccasins, which last a very long time, meaning 5 years or more, from Steger in Ely, Minnesota…...not a cooincidence, my brother lives there. They make some pretty special stuff. Sherie and I have winter outdoor vests from those folks. But there will probably be no repeat business on the vests….......they never wear out!

So here is a free ad for those people, and I have no association with them other than being a customer…... Steger, handmade in the USA…..the stuff wears like iron…....

........check it out….....

Steger in Ely, Minnesota

Very small business, very high quality, reasonable prices…....

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Dave Price

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#6 posted 04-20-2010 01:02 AM

those look alot nicer than the ones i bought for mine

-- Dave Price , Roswell New Mexico

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 04-20-2010 01:15 AM

Mike
I can’t take total credit, because I’ve seen others, but not the same as mine.

Jim
I see a lot of people with these Mukluks, here on the Iron Range, mostly women, because they’re so stylish. They’re great for snowmobiling.

Dave
Thank you!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#8 posted 04-20-2010 01:30 AM

Great job Dick they came out great.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 04-20-2010 02:02 AM

By the way I own a pair of moose moccasins and they are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own and I’ve owned em over 5 years. Gottem at Houghton Lake Michigan.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 04-20-2010 04:20 AM

Very nice Dick. A great design and creation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#11 posted 04-20-2010 04:57 AM

I like them too. I’ve been watching this since you started. I’ve never seen these before now. Never. Where have I been? But then again, I don’t have a front loader washing machine.

-- Janice

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#12 posted 04-20-2010 12:05 PM

Great work as usual Dick.

It’s nice to be able to create things fix little annoyances like that!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 04-20-2010 12:58 PM

a1Jim <> Karson <> Mike <> Janice <> Lee

We thank you, very much.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#14 posted 04-20-2010 02:42 PM

Good looking and back saving.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 04-20-2010 07:20 PM

Thank you, MIKE!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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