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    So, here I am today doing some laundry and chatting away on WhatsApp with a friend from the States. Hanging up clothes on the line, cold Presidente or 2 or 6 within reach, jokes and photos flowing back and forth, and he asked me why I was hanging up my clothes, instead of using the dryer? Besides the fact that it was 83 and sunny here today, the number one reason is because I don't have a dryer, and even if it was possible I don't know that I would utilize one. Clothes dry really quick here, don't shrink, and just all around smell and feel better naturally. But, it got me to thinking. No, I don't have a dryer as well, because there are no gas lines where I currently live, nor have there been ANY in all of my travels across this country...10 years! I have neither seen, nor heard of them. Looking at the state of basic things we tend to take for granted such as roads/running water/electricity it's fairly obvious why it would not be a recommended idea....at least, not now, and not very soon either.....hence, my question:
    Are there gas lines anywhere in this country?

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    Only thing I have seen are propane tanks.

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    I kinda like the fresh smell of sun dried clothes. What is not so great is that they are stiff. In the real world the drier leaves them soft and fluffy. Am I doing something wrong? I do not think there is any natural gas in the DR. A good thing since Dominicans would forget to turn off the gas and we would have houses exploding all over the place

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomzx11 View Post
    I kinda like the fresh smell of sun dried clothes. What is not so great is that they are stiff. In the real world the drier leaves them soft and fluffy. Am I doing something wrong? I do not think there is any natural gas in the DR. A good thing since Dominicans would forget to turn off the gas and we would have houses exploding all over the place
    Correct you are on all points.
    You can ease the stiff clothes feeling by using liquid fabric softener (such as Suavitel). It can be found in every colmado or supermarket in this country. Trust me, Dominicans live by it. Following a wash cycle, place those clothes in a separate bucket of water, which contains a bit of the softener. Let sit for a few minutes (sort of like a homemade rinse cycle), shake, and place in the spin cycle. Clothes come out feeling the same as if you used dryer sheets. My problem is my significant other insists on using way too much, and with the heat and humidity here the clothes tend to really hang on you. Very uncomfortable, at least for me. Hence, I do my own laundry now.
    As far as gas leaks, or lack of responsibility regarding gas products, that was my meaning behind them not being a such a great idea any time soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freqexpat View Post
    Just curious why only gas is considered for dryers? I have never used a gas dryer, only electric.
    Good question. I never thought of that. The only dryers I've ever used needed a gas connection. Hmmmm, you've got me thinking now. I must investigate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freqexpat View Post
    Just curious why only gas is considered for dryers? I have never used a gas dryer, only electric.
    cheaper to operate.............. especially in la rep dom

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    I could only imagine what the monthly electric bill would be.
    https://www.cnet.com/topics/dryers/buying-guide/
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    From Sears.com:
    Less Expensive Upkeep - Gas dryers are usually a bit less expensive to operate than electric dryers, although this depends on the cost of gas and electricity in your area. Faster - Gas dryers heat up and dry your clothes faster than electric dryers do, making them a little more energy efficient and gentle on fabrics.

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    Besides adding Suavitel to the wash, some laundry detergents can purchased with Suavitel (Fabric Softeners) in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanpedrogringo View Post
    I could only imagine what the monthly electric bill would be.
    https://www.cnet.com/topics/dryers/buying-guide/
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    From Sears.com:
    Less Expensive Upkeep - Gas dryers are usually a bit less expensive to operate than electric dryers, although this depends on the cost of gas and electricity in your area. Faster - Gas dryers heat up and dry your clothes faster than electric dryers do, making them a little more energy efficient and gentle on fabrics.
    Gas dryer is next on my list.

    All the comments from Sears are right.... efficiency, speed.
    All come with a propane conversion kit (like Stoves)

    Sears Scratch 'n Dent.... coming up.
    Mudanza to ship.

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    we have a gas dryer. blessing in the rainy season and now with the cold as well. towels dried in the sun are stiff and rough, towel dried in the dryer are soft and fluffy. i use fabric softener for laundry, for the dryer i have special tiny softener sheets.

    new electric dryers cannot be that bad, my SIL has it and she has spawn so laundry day is practically every day and unless it's hot and sunny the dryer is in constant use. her power bill is not cringe worthy.

    no gas lines that i know of here. i have seen huge gas tanks in the garden for common use of a building and for generators, tho. i think the end users would be an issue, frankly speaking. i think the issue would be general maintenance and, of course, stuff like earthquakes. any underground utility lines here (water, power, internet) get damaged every time a stretch of the road is repaired or opened to bury another line. they also get damaged from the lack of maintenance. maybe it's for the better that there are no gas pipes zigzagging underground in all directions...

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