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    My 20ft washing line post has rusted badly and I think I should remove it for safety.

    Are there any alternatives? This is handy as it lifts the clothes up out of the usable garden space.

    A rotary post is a no given the space it takes up in use. A retractable is a possibility but would still reduce the amount of usable space. When it's dry enough to hang the washing out it's dry enough to use the garden.

    Any other methods of getting the washing up and put off the way avoiding another pole.

    I have a solid 8ft breeze block wall, could I secure a length of vertical timber each end and pass a line between them? Or even clip a pole to the wall with adequate fixings?

    Thanks
    • CommentAuthorgyrogear
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2016
     
    It rusted - that does not alter its functionality, surely...

    In which case, why not simply replace it with a new one.

    gg
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    Galvanised scaff pole
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    I was thinking more along the line of timber posts :http://bigredcouch.com/journal/?p=4960

    But I'd obviously want them higher to get the clothes lifted out the way. I guess I'd need some big holes!

    How deep must you dig for staff poles to be supported properly? Or could one be clamped to the wall?
  4.  
    Never got round to sorting this, any up to date suggestions?

    Galvanised box steel? With some appropriate fittings attached? How do I secure to the wall? Drill and plug with some decent bolts?

    Or would 4 × 4 timber suffice? The first 1/3 of the post bolted to the wall? Is there a maximum height I could go?

    I'd like to avoid digging a new concrete Base if possible
    • CommentAuthorgyrogear
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2017
     
    How about a strut, placed as near to the wall-foot as possible, with two wire stays secured to ground at corners of wall.

    gg
    • CommentAuthorJamster
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2017
     
    Don't know exactly your setting, but I just used two fencing rails 3x1ish screwed together to make a 3x3 ish 8 foot long post that I then fixed to an existing agricultural fence post. I'm sure 3 bolts into a wall would be enough unless you're doubling it up as as zipwire... This was a retractable one so the other end is just on a hook that came with the set and that's tiny so I doubt there's that much force on them...
  5.  
    It's a Victorian terrace with small rear garden but long side section (16m)

    Rear wall is breezeblock and approximately 2m high.

    The original had two lines to it, so I want something similar to lift the washing up and out of the garden.

    I'm waiting on a price for a local fabricator for some 75mm box steel. I assume that would be easier for me to work with
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