Dry Your Clothes in the Fresh Air!
Bought a circular clothes line the "Brabantia"brand also bought a spike that goes in the ground.
It doesn't have to be cemented in,all though you could.Have used several years with good effect.When finished take laundry off line and put clothes pins in bag then fold clothes line up.
The pole part pulls out of the spike driven into ground and store it away till ready to use again.
Clothes smell good and last much longer and I enjoy using it over the dryer.
I have been using a clothesline all my life, 80+ years, and am not about to change. It's good for the clothes and environment, and smells SO good, to say nothing of saving money!!! In winter I hang the clothes in the basement. I have a dryer, but it's only used in emergencies, or for guests who don't have the time to wait for air drying.
Been clothesline drying washables for the better part of 40 years now, and having raised 6 children in old-fashioned cloth diapers, my clothesline was a blessing! Cloth diapers and rubber pants hung on the clothesline from spring to fall at our house!
I had bought a paracord plastic clothesline for indoor and outdoor uses which is the exact measurement of 7/32-inch diameter with a length of 100 feet. It is the correct thickness it should be to hold clothespins without any slipping, sliding, or coming undone. But, the clothesline must be tightened really good from one end to the other end or it may sag, droop, or stretch to the ground overtime when a heavy blanket or comforter is draped over.
I live in Houston where it is very humid. I have to replace my clothes line almost every year because it gets moldy. It's also about 125' that goes from my garage to way up in a tree. Are there any suggestions on what type of rope I can use that I don't have to change so often?
I am retired and moved to the Mid West with Lake Huron as my waterway. The breeze is amazing!!! I finally found 2 men that were willing to build me a metal t pole!!! Yes it is up as of last Sunday and have to say must loving all of it. The sheets and blankets after being washed smell heavenly and everything else I can find to wash. Plus I weave in a loom and spin on a spinning wheel leaving so many options to processing so many fibers in so many ways that requires that they are air dried including finished projects. Am so so happy with the t poles an old fashion way but so neutering.
I use cotton clothesline and am used to it stretching when I use it. My neighbor used to tighten it when it got that way to the point that it got so tight that it sang in a light breeze. The rope also became progressively thinner until one day it broke. If you leave the rope alone it will tighten up on its own, at least in my own experience. Thank you!
Our clothes line is made from parachute cord and is strong and weather resistant!We have a newly adopted 15-month-old daughter whom we have in cloth diapers and rubber pants 24/7 and i hang her cloth diapers and the rubber pants on the clothesline and they dry quickly and smell fresh like the outdoors!
Hi, I grew up in a 3 decker in the 60's that had a rotary clothesline off the back porch. It was mounted to the railing, swung in and out with a attached pole that was secured to the porch with a hook and eye. If it was raining I could leave it swung in under the porch roof. I have looked everywhere, but they don't seem to make them anymore. I guess not many new houses have back porches.
I like the sounds of your clothesline, it sounds very practical and easy to use. I think you ought to draw plans for one and get it made. You might be able to sell them to the people who do have back porches. I, unfortunately for me, do not have a porch at all. Oh, make sure you patent it! Good luck and have fun with it! Be sure to put your personal touch on it!