Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by doubleh, Nov 20, 2020.
You could disperse the brass by putting it in several small laundry bags, and then putting the bags in several different pant's pockets - your said your wife doesn't check pockets anyway.
My own wife gripes at me sometimes when she sees those foam earplugs floating around in the washer. It doesn't bother me though - the earplugs get really, really clean!
think cargo pants...
I use to shoot trap and the shells always got a wash and rinse cycle before reloading.
As for lead, you ain’t got very clean clothes if that’s a problem.
I tried that, once. The washing machine if off limits to me, now.
My response to that is (checks for wife hiding behind me) WELL DONE.
Yeppers, only 49 years (so far) for us though. Nevertheless, I'm going to get off THR right after I post this, pull the sheets off the bed, and throw them in the washer. Today is sheet washing day, and it just happens to be the one day of the week my wife actually goes to town to work; she works part-time for our church, but does most of it from home over the internet.
When my wife is home, she usually does the laundry. It's not that hard - we have one of those new-fangled auto-matic washing machines. Our brass tumbler is probably harder to use, but my wife helps with that too. I don't see why she shouldn't. I mean, half the brass we tumble is hers.
That is what the tumbler is for.
Your expedience is getting too greedy, you might earn a slap on the hand if you push it that far. Marriage and how far one can take things is about subtleties.
I should have simply stated that Mrs. 309 would be very unhappy with me if I tried to clean our brass in our washing machine.
Exactly this. Find one that has busted fill valves or something. Fill it with a hose. Have it run and let it drain the water outside.
Wouldn't it just be simpler and cheaper to, oh I don't know....possibly....maybe....just buy a tumbler?
Now I just tried wet tumbling brass cases for a Burside Carbine, didn’t work too well. Being cone shaped all of them mated up with a neighbor. Got poly case for the same carbine, tried those in the washing machine pretty much the same deal.
This idea keeps getting brought up year after year. A HFT tumbler or cleaner is around 50 dollars depending on coupons.
Depends on how much free space they have and how readily available old washing machines are.
Tear up the floor to put in a drain?
It's definitely cheaper to buy a wet or dry tumbler and do what the rest of us do.
Newly wed. Suuure. Come next February the wife and will have been piling our dirty clothes together for 62 years.
I broached the subject of washing my brass in her fancy washing machine that I'm too dumb to even turn on. Well, I can turn the power on but it just sits there until you program it and I keep forgetting how to do that shortly after she explains it again. For the life of me I just can't remember the steps to make it do anything. She informed me that she wasn't going to listen to a bag brass banging around in her washing machine.
I brought this up while drying dishes this morning. I thought I might get some slack with a dish towel in my hand. Nope, ain't happening. She did explain how I could clean it with a laundry bag, a five gallon bucket, soap, water, and elbow grease I told her she was a big help but I would pass on her idea.
Harbor Freight has an ultrasonic cleaner on sale that might be an option but our little idiot that runs the state has them shut down until December 1st at the earliest. Even Hobby Lobby is closed and I bet there are a bunch of mad women over that little deal. I know of one that certainly is.
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