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Old 20-03-17   #1 (permalink)
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Drying cupboard for kit

Afternoon gents. It's Monday and my kit is soaked. The idea of putting on a soggy harness and wringing prussik gravy out off my sleeves afterwards it's making me want to take a bath with a toaster.

Thinking of knocking up a drying cupboard for wet kit on the outside of my garage. Just some marine ply with a vent and some kind of heater. Bit stuck on the heater part though. Needs to be fairly low draw but enough to dry a wet climbing kit overnight. Any ideas?

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That kind of drying is slow, chuck em through a rinse and short spin, they wont be dry but clean and nearly dry is a big improvement
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Maybe a heated blanket or mat.
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That kind of drying is slow, chuck em through a rinse and short spin, they wont be dry but clean and nearly dry is a big improvement
Yeah, if I put my treemotion if be wishing that wet kit was my only worry.

Looking at it a sealed box with a tubular heater and small dehumidifier could be a goer. £70 for the appliances and whatever the materials cost.

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I wouldn't bother Joe.
In 10 days time we are due for a heatwave for months, hottest in 100 years.
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Re: Drying cupboard for kit

This might be a bit of a radical idea joe, but how about an actual drying cabinet?!

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Might save you from setting fire to the outside of the garage!
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I got an old tumble drier off Gumtree for £30. Low heat for 60 mins sorts most stuff.
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