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March 19, 2007 8:35 pm  

Does anyone know a store on STT which carries heavy-duty washingmachine/dryer covers? I have a contact for an off-island company but would prefer to buy here if possible. Many thanks.


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March 20, 2007 12:10 am  

I found washer covers at one of the stores at Four Winds, but they were not heavy duty. Very thin and not a good fit. Please let me know your off island source.


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March 20, 2007 1:26 am  

Why do you cover the washer and dryer?


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March 20, 2007 2:10 am  

you cover your appliances to keep the salt air off........some homes keep there washers out side also.........I turtle wax all my appliances.........really helps keep the rust away..........k-mart has covers .........cheap and thin....... but they work..I also bungee cord mine around the bottom,....


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March 20, 2007 2:10 am  

Some folks keep their machines outside.


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March 20, 2007 4:36 pm  

Thanks for the responses which pretty much gave me the info I needed - i.e. that GOOD covers aren't available here. And yes, the machines are going to be outside. The concrete block has been put down as we speak and is drying but any kind of a roof or enclosure will take a while longer and although I could use a tarp temporarily, I was looking for something more substantial.

I contacted Gary Manufacturing in San Diego, CA and their service was fantastc - so far. Ordered their 10 gauge vinyl covers, set of two (W/D) costs 55.98 plus UPS cost which will probably be about $25 because UPS here is air and not ground. They will ship either today or tomorrow and the goods will probably reach within 5 days.

Despite many years of angst with shipping via UPS I've found them to be very good in recent years. Make sure the sender writes your telephone number on the packing slip because, as we all know, PO Box addresses don't work where UPS or FedEx is concerned, and physical addresses can be very tricky. If you ensure that the shipper includes your telephone number on the packing slip it will make the delivery so much simpler.

The website is www.garymanufacturing.com/products/Washer_Dryer_Covers.html

Cheers, and thanks so much for the responses!


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March 21, 2007 5:32 pm  

Just got the invoice and the shipping was $11.40 via USPS Priority Mail.


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March 21, 2007 7:00 pm  

Okay - Sorry cannot resist on sharing this washing machine cover story. I have my washer out on the covered porch area.

This seems to occur every year - about the time the Christmas winds start to kick up and their is a chill to the night air. The "local" free range chickens start to look for somewhere warm to spend the night. Unfortunately it is always between the cover and the washing machine! So, buyer beware if you see a large bulge between your washer and the cover come December.


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March 21, 2007 10:08 pm  

Thanks for the website address. Let us know how you like them. I noticed you mentioned shipping via UPS. Actual shipping was USPS. Hugh difference, in case anyone new to shipping to the islands didn't catch that. UPS is extremely expensive. I ordered $25.00 worth of cards. UPS was $65.00! I recently inquired about a software program. Basically a CD in an empty box, and I was quoted either 60 or $65.00. I asked the rep to check off shore non priority mail. It was $6.40. Off shore non priority usually takes about a week, maybe a few days longer. Best way I have found, unless you have someone who can buy what you want and just stick a few stamps on it.


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March 22, 2007 9:59 am  

Juanita: They originally said they used UPS and figured the price would be about $25 but I venture to guess that when they actually computed the UPS charge they opted instead for USPS Priority. Sent me the tracking number on the invoice too. I hope I'm as impressed with the product as I have been so far with the service. "Andrea" with whom I spoke was the person who actually answered the 'phone, and she was extremely helpful and very charming. I'll keep you posted.

Loved the chicken story - my yard is fenced in so I won't have that problem although for sure the outside cats will find the new perches most convenient for lounging...


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