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Who lives rural and only has 1 pair of overalls, or 2 shirts that need washing? Nobody! That’s why we built Ozark Tom’s Big Load Washtub for the real world. It washes 4 pairs of overalls, plus a several shirts with room to spare – with no more effort than sweeping your floor.​

100% Stainless Steel, Ruggedly Built, Ergonomically Designed, Quality Fabrication. Built to last a lifetime.

Click on the link below to watch the video. Yes, that's my sweet Bride in the video.
 

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outstanding job...!!

it needs padded bar and an extra bar half way up so i can wash apples and such fast and easy....!!
 

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It's perfect for washing large fleeces in as well, if you remove the bars.
Great job!
It would work with the agitator in I think, and make it faster than hand washing. The agitator (2"x2" angle) glides close to the tub wall, and it's purpose is to move the water, not the clothes/fleece. As long as whatever is in the tub is moving, it's getting clean.
 

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Very nice design Tom.. I do have one wonder though.. since you are filing from the bottom, have you thought about an anti siphon valve? Since you aren't in control of how people fill it, Id either consider an anti-siphon, or put a big warning on it... never know, someone might contaminate their drinking supply and blame you.. Sad, but it could happen..

I've had lots of ideas, but liability is something that always keeps me from going further with it... and it's also the first thing I usually think of when I come up with an idea for something others would use..
 

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Neat! I'd like to see wringers on one end -- would make it much easier to wring clothes out between wash/ rinse as well as at the end.
I did tons of research on wringers, and couldn't find any built to last. Some even had plastic gears. I may design my own in the near future.

We didn't show it in the video, but we've been using a big mop bucket wringer from HD. It didn't squeeze quite as tight as I liked, so I fastened a 3/4" board to one side of the jaw.
 

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It would work with the agitator in I think, and make it faster than hand washing. The agitator (2"x2" angle) glides close to the tub wall, and it's purpose is to move the water, not the clothes/fleece. As long as whatever is in the tub is moving, it's getting clean.
Nope, no agitation for raw wool!
It's a fantastic size, and without the agitator it's just perfect. You want to soak raw wool, gently.
This washer is the first one I've ever seen that is large enough to hold an entire fleece. Fabulous!:happy2:
 

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Just 2 thoughts:
1. I think ringing should properly be spelled "Wringing".
2. Build that lady a stool or something to set the basket on so she doesn't have to bend all the way to the ground to pick up the heavy washed jacket.

Kewl!! Very nice.
What, you want me to spoil her?
 

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That sweet woman you married deserves all the spoiling you can give her!
she's just the nicest person ever, you tell her from me, I said so.:happy2:
Yup! I ditto this plus after watching I'm convinced I cannot wait around for you after all, no matter what I thought b/4...back to waiting for DEKE01...and I think there I'm after his spouse then willow girl...
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hmmmmmmmmmmm Clothes looked clean to start with.
Nope, the overalls and jeans were barn mucking apparel, and the rest were typical July on the homestead stuff.

I takes about 5 minutes of slow agitation to equal our Speed Queen as far as getting clothes clean.

You spend more time waiting for the tub to fill and drain than washing/rinsing.
 
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