To dry our clothes we need a dehumidifier but it is not strong enough for a full load causing a bad odor in our clothes. So I was experimenting with a better method to dry out clothes. But as I do not my know if my idea was working. I’ve built it’s simple as possible to validate the design.
I’m happy to say that it did actually work – not 100% but good enough to justify a follow-up project with some better materials. My hope is to be able to not need to run the dehumidifier for three days straight each weekend.
The basic setup of the prototype is a box at the bottom to suck the air out of the clothes cabinet, I use a small industrial air blower for this.
Next is the clothes area the walls are made out of clear plastic (this was the cheapest option). I initially planned on using acrylic for this but this would have been too expensive for a prototype. The plastic worked so well, that I will keep it also for the final version.
The clothes can be hung on two simple clothes racks in between. These certainly need to be adjusted as it is currently not easy to reach the back side of them when hanging the laundry.
The top is another peg-board. To allow air entry. This will also need to be changed and extended by another box to allow the addition of air filters.