Anyone know where to buy clothes ringers?? : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread

Anybody have a line on a washing machine ringer to squeeze water out of clothes? My trusty hardware store, who carries everything from aladin lamps to coal buckets, states they can not find new ones for under $200 and will not order them. If I can't find one I guess I will have to use a mop ringer.

-- smfdoc (, July 12, 1999


Go to estate auctions. Here I have seen them and no one will buy them. I am in Pennsylvania, saw a Maytag, brand new, They started the price at 25 dollars and no one would bid. Maybe cause there are lots of older people in this area who have them, not sure why no one wanted it. My father in law has one, so we do not need on

-- Cassandra (, July 12, 1999.

It's worn out answer, but Lehman's is the only going source these days. We just ordered ours through a hardware store in Amish country this past weekend. Their price was considerably less than $200. If you can't get to a hardware store someplace in Amish country you can order direct from Lehman's via the web at, just be prepared to wait.


-- Wildweasel (, July 12, 1999. - Go to their search engine, put in "wringer" and voila! Check every day, as more go up for auction. I have purchased 3 this way, from $8.00 to $40.00, shipping costs are a bear though. They have pictures so you can see what your bidding on. I also got great prices on washboards, 1 glass and 1 metal, can always use a spare. Hope this helps ;-)

-- Sammie Davis (, July 13, 1999.

Just tonite we went to Wallmart and found a plastic mop bucket with a mop wringer for $12. The wringer can be used for clothing also. Go check it out!

-- freddie (, July 13, 1999.

A janitor supply house or service will have heavy duty mop wringers. You can remove them from the mop bucket and mount on wash tub, cabinet etc.

-- Carol (, July 13, 1999.

Chewck and see where your local car wash gets theirs.

-- jaime estrada (, July 13, 1999.

I bought a cheap mop bucket from Walmart and its USELESS. It hardly works, and if you apply more pressure to try to get it to work, the top roller snaps down past the other (cause the plastic bucket is flexible) and its hard to get back up.

I guess I'll buy an industrial mop bucket. You get what you pay for.

-- biker (, July 13, 1999.

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