Firefly Laundry

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Firefly Laundry

Postby Whitney » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:49 pm

Hey -- the one domestic question the ship plans have left me with has been -- where/how do they get their laundry done? We don't have to worry about enegry use -- our engines will supply way more than we need -- but limited water and soap supplies would be a concern.

Viki and I found the following reference:

http://www.yankodesign.com/2008/11/20/y ... irca-2020/

The laundry Center was inspired quite literary from the recycling logo both in form and function. The three units may look identical, but one is a washer, one is a dryer, and the third is a water tank and filtration system. By spinning the unit clockwise, water is gravity fed from the tank to the washing machine and vice versa, eliminating the need for a pump. After the washing cycle, the dirty water flows back to the storage tank where it is cleaned and filtered ready to be used again. Meanwhile the user can use the dryer because although the three volumes form a single piece, each unit acts independently according to its function. Once the process of cleaning and filtration is complete, a touch screen indicates a new washing cycle can be initiated again by spinning the Laundry center and feeding the water back into the washing unit.
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Cool, huh?

I'm proposing that our laundry unit is on the lower decks, squeezed in below the starboard-side stairway down from Mid-Deck (about even with River's room). While I think the photo of these as a triangular engine pod looking thing is way damn cool, for our ship's purposes, I'd go with Viki's suggestion: the whole thing is fit into a 2x8 foot wall panel, with the water reclamation unit on top, the washer unit in the middle, and the dryer on bottom.

What do you all think? Shall we run with this, or do you have an alternative suggestion for us?
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