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Making a Removable Washing Line

Discussion in 'Garden Projects and DIY' started by Jack Sparrow, Jul 31, 2021.

  1. Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrow Total Gardener

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    I am looking into putting a washing line up in my garden to supplement the rotary line that's already there. I would want it to be removable as it would stretch across the whole garden.

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    I am having trouble sourcing the parts I need locally.

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    These are only available from a marine supplier.

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    This is only available from Amazon. It seems to be a common thing in the US as they appear in all the You Tube DIY clothes line videos.

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    These I can buy locally as an alternative to the screws but I don't know whether they would take the same load.

    Ideally I would like to buy everything together but I can't see that happening.

    Any shared experiences would be appreciated.

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    Jiffy The Match is on Fire

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    You can buy retractable washing lines but not sure if they are any good but mite be ok for light chothes etc
     
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      @Jiffy yes I have looked at those. They look a bit lightweight. I was thinking of using the line for bigger things like sheets and blankets that are too big to go on the rotary line .

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        We've had no problems with ours, had it for years. We did have a rotary line but I didn't like it ,all the laundry was hung so close together that I felt it didn't get a good breeze blowing through it......plus it was useless for bedding even though we have an extra large one, much prefer a retractable..as with everything it's best to buy a good one.

        Just to add though....we don't have blankets, so can't confirm it would be good for them ...wet blankets would be quite weighty I should imagine.
         
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          We have a retractable one, I just need to put it on the wall!
           
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            If I was using the screw with a ring it would need to be at least 8mm and fixed at right angles to the line.
            The plate and ring looks a better bet, though you might have to drill the holes a bit bigger to accept a suitable screw. Use nuts and bolts on wood under two inches thick.
            Carabiners can be found in sports shops, Chinese shops and most ironmongers, and should be steel if possible, otherwise put a loop in the line, push it through the ring and slide a bar through it.
             
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