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Rotaire rotary washing line covers

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PigeonPie Tue 27-Oct-15 22:21:18

I've recently seen a Rotaire washing line cover which goes over the rotary washing line which does seem like a good idea if it means we won't have to use the tumble dryer as much. But I'm wondering if it will work in our garden as things don't really dry from October to April (two days the washing has been out this week and it still wasn't completely dry).

It's quite expensive, so I'm wondering if it's worth the money.

Does anyone have any experience of using one? I'd be grateful for the opinion of anyone who's using one.


PestoSkiissimos Tue 27-Oct-15 22:23:39

I wouldn't bother with one myself because I don't use my rotary line in winter. I bring it in & store it in the garage.

PigeonPie Tue 27-Oct-15 22:30:39

Having got solar panels I'm very much more aware of how much electricity the tumble dryer uses so was going to try to use the line more, but if it still means that the washing is as damp coming in as it is when it goes out, then there's not much point!

stoopstofolly Tue 27-Oct-15 22:43:58

I'm wondering whether to buy another one at the moment..... They do work. They keep washing dry and if you leave it out for long enough (especially when there is wind) the washing dries. They don't work in the 2 coldest months of the year and often I have to hang the washing over the banister for a few hours to properly dry in the winter, but it is effective.
My big problem with them is that they don't last! If I order again, this will be my third- after a while the plastic material just disintegrates. You need to get one with a snug fit on your line, so it's not possible to just take it off when you aren't using it- once it's on it needs to stay on, and if you leave your line out it will last about a year.
I'm torn. I do like line dried washing more than tumbled.........

PigeonPie Wed 28-Oct-15 17:44:51

Thanks Stoops. It's a bit of a quandry isn't it.

I put the line away after every use so it should last longer than yours if it's not left our but our 'prongs' have clips so that it doesn't fall apart when closed. I suspect that the cover will mean that it won't be possible to clip it closed.

All other thoughts from anyone would be gratefully received.

didireallysaythat Thu 29-Oct-15 21:35:28

We have one. Use it a lot in the summer and a bit in the winter as you can leave things out there for days if you want. It's good just to not have to think about rain and leaving it out overnight

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