scarf tanks and helpers
- I'd have to look for it, but I saw a video on youtube somewhere where the
person had taken the top from an old crank style wringer washing machine
and attached it to the short side of the tank, then pulled the scarves
through that to get the excess stuff off of it. It looked like it worked,
however, I used to squeeze out the excess stuff from the scarves in the
tank before rinsing them and someone told me that would put too much alum
in the tank, so I stopped doing it. Now I just lift them out and
immediately dunk them into a bucket by my feet and swish it around, then
into a second one and swish it around in that one, then hang them to dry
for 24 hours before the final wash, dry and ironing.
I think the roller would work well for paper. I've noticed the turkish
people all use the same steel tanks with a knurled edge and pull the paper
off and out of the tank against that, then don't appear to rinse it.
Also, in this video, he doesn't rinse his papers, so I guess it's whatever
your're used to.
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