Sunday, December 20, 2009

Clothes Drying Rack Video

It has been six months since I built my first clothes drying rack. Now I have two of these structures at my home. They have been working out great for my family. We have an electric dryer but we hardly use it. It takes about 24 hours for clothes to dry indoors even in winter temperatures hovering around 30 F. I received quiet a few requests to provide more details about the construction of this clothes drying rack.

The photo of this dryer published six months ago did not have enough details. Hopefully this youtube video will do justice to this rack.

This clothes drying rack is built from PVC pipes available at local hardware store.

Some of the salient features of this drying rack are:
(1) Light weight
(2) Portable
(3) Relatively cheap
(4) Built from easily available material

Materials used:
(1) 40 ft of 3/4" thick PVC pipes.
Usually the hardware stores sell 10 ft long pipes
This will cost ~ $8

(2)20 3/4 inch Tee Socket
It is cheaper to buy a bag of 10.
This will cost ~ $10

The material cost of this rack is under $20

(1) Cut 16 section of 18" length
(2) Cut 8 section of 24" length
(3) Join the sections with T-sockets