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redshoes Sat 02-Apr-05 16:22:56

Can you still buy those washing line systems where the line runs between a pulley attached to a tall post and one attached to the house (if that makes sense). I want my washing hoisted up out of my tiny city garden but can't find these anywhere - even by googling.

cod Sat 02-Apr-05 16:27:50

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Fio2 Sun 03-Apr-05 18:06:07

ho ho ho

i will take potos tommorrow for everyones benefit

Fio2 Sun 03-Apr-05 18:07:40

ooooo ihave a tiny seaside garden

sea views seaviews

no money no money

Fio2 Sun 03-Apr-05 19:01:46


cod Sun 03-Apr-05 19:39:33

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JanH Sun 03-Apr-05 19:51:08

I have an ordinary washing line and one of those cheap telescopic props, which I stand on top of a pile of bricks to make it about 10' high, if it helps.

(She said tomorrow, cod.)

cod Sun 03-Apr-05 19:52:57

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redshoes Sun 03-Apr-05 20:41:21

Is Keane Fio2? Did I hallucinate these washing lines? I'm sure I saw an ad in a Welsh paper once when I was on holiday...! My garden is seaside too, but no sea views - yet still no money!

SamN Sun 03-Apr-05 21:00:06

Redshoes, would you be happy with a DIY solution? Sainsbury's Homebase have a variety of pulleys, cleats and rope all sold separately.

We bought some only today as I want exactly the same system.

We haven't put them up yet, though, and dp mumbled something about it being my 'project' so I shall have to wait until both the kids are out of the way before I get the drill out .

redshoes Mon 04-Apr-05 09:44:44

I would if I could figure out how to do it! Fixing a pulley high up on the back wall of the house is ok, but where to buy a huge tall pole for the bottom of the garden? And does that then need a pulley too? Probably does, or you would lose all that space...

redshoes Mon 04-Apr-05 09:45:36

And SamN, what IS a 'cleat'??!

redshoes Mon 04-Apr-05 09:45:38

And SamN, what IS a 'cleat'??!

JanH Mon 04-Apr-05 09:49:28

Is a cleat the metal thing with 2 points that you wind the rope around (in figure-of-8) to hold it in place?

redshoes Mon 04-Apr-05 10:03:49


SamN Tue 05-Apr-05 13:44:58

full marks to JanH

I have to admit I still haven't got round to doing ours yet. I was going to let the end on the post be fixed and just put the pulley on the wall. And we already have a post in our garden, but I would look in the same kind of place for one - DIY shops or builder's yards.

redshoes Tue 05-Apr-05 21:06:06

Thanks SamN. You wouldn't be able to utilise the space on the line nearest to the tall pole though, would you - better than nothing though!

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