DIY Washing Machine

There are times when getting to a washing machine just isn’t possible- perhaps you’re camping, in a tiny apartment, dorm room, or the power has gone out for an extended period of time. Here’s a simple do it yourself portable washing machine that works!

This plain 5-gallon bucket and plunger quickly and easily converts into a useful washing machine.

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Here’s the breakdown of how to make it, of course, we’ll provide the complete materials and drill bit size needed following the video!

Human Powered "Washing Machine" DIY - The "5 gallon bucket" clothes washer

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DIY Washing Machine

You will need:
1- 5 Gallon Bucket
1- Brand New Basic Toilet Plunger
3/8″ Drill Bit
Drill

Drill 8-10 holes in the plunger, evenly spaced apart. Drill a hole in the top of the 5-gallon bucket, large enough for the plunger handle to fit through. Add clothing and a couple of gallons of water, a dash of detergent.

Cover the bucket and agitate with a plunger by hand for 2-4 minutes.

Drain, add fresh water to rinse the clothing, agitate 2-4 minutes, Drain. Wring. Hang to dry.


Image & Video Credit to DesertSun02

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