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SimonRL

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Surviving the washer - a lamp's tale
Posted: 20/05/2009 21:27:01
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One or two people on here know I have a habit of throwing everything into the washing machine after a few underground trips Blush

Unfortunately, and accidentally, I chucked my Sten in as well yesterday (bundled up in an overall). After an hour and a half of fast spin and hot soapy water, aside from being a bit scuffed at the edges, it's absolutely fine.

Not terribly relevant, but I was impressed Laugh
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Posted: 20/05/2009 21:30:50
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simonrl wrote:

Not terribly relevant, but I was impressed Laugh


That makes a pretty good review for the Sten I think Laugh

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SimonRL

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Posted: 20/05/2009 21:31:45
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But not a very good endorsement of the owner Wink IP: 84.66.13.21
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Surviving the washer - a lamp's tale
Posted: 20/05/2009 22:20:47
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Hope your washing machine survived its encounter with the mighty Stenlight!

Oh My God

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Surviving the washer - a lamp's tale
Posted: 21/05/2009 08:23:48
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simonrl wrote:

One or two people on here know I have a habit of throwing everything into the washing machine after a few underground trips Blush


Were supposed to wash! Confused

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Posted: 21/05/2009 08:35:39
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My SRT kit gets showered, everything else gets left to dry so the mud falls off it or I go for a spot of sough crawling..... Laugh

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Posted: 21/05/2009 09:00:59
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Would never happen in this house!
I don't know how the washing machine works and her ladyship is very diligent about checking pockets Roll Eyes
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Posted: 21/05/2009 09:42:43
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my old Premier 'stinky' has been through the wash a couple of times, my mum used to keep an old twin-tub in the garage for overalls and work clothes

never tried it with the Oldhams though Laugh
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Posted: 21/05/2009 10:01:12
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Discovered my Fenix in the washer one night cos the kitchen was like a disco, it had got switched on in there and was sending SOS signals while churning about.
Came out with flat batteries but otherwise fine. Thumb Up
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Posted: 21/05/2009 10:03:12
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You would have a job accidentally throwing one of my lamps into the washer, see the size of them!

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Posted: 21/05/2009 10:16:49
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derrickman wrote:

my old Premier 'stinky' has been through the wash a couple of times, my mum used to keep an old twin-tub in the garage for overalls and work clothes

never tried it with the Oldhams though Laugh


I would imagine an Oldham would beat a washing machine to death fairly rapidly Smile
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Surviving the washer - a lamp's tale
Posted: 21/05/2009 10:29:02
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It’s the battery that would do the damage.

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