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Topic # 150587 27-Jul-2014 20:47
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I'm looking at rotary clothes lines. New prices are anywhere from $200-$600. Looking for long life, and easy folding or raising for lawnmowing, and easy temporary removal if required. Hills seem to be the local brand, so it may well be one of those. Any avoids or recommends?

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  Reply # 1097394 28-Jul-2014 19:51
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I have a hills rotart, it can be easily pulled out of the ground, or folded up (or both).  was here when I bought the house 7 years ago, pulled it out, re-installed it (bought new base to concrete in), still seems 'like new'

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  Reply # 1097500 28-Jul-2014 21:43
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We have one of those green Hills ones, has lived outside for about 13 odd years. The plastic clip that stops it folding up fell apart/broke about a year ago, some quick DIY with some cable ties fixed that up. Can't fold up anymore but we never did anyway. Replaced the line on it a few months ago as the old stuff had started to fall apart/break. So, 12 years without any issues, I'd probably get another!


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  Reply # 1097531 28-Jul-2014 22:41
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I looked at a few today. I was surprised to find myself interested in the imported rotary aluminium fold up designs also. I am not sure they will last, but the big plus, lightness makes spur of the moment removal far more casual.


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  Reply # 1097892 29-Jul-2014 14:01
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Get one that can handle you swinging off it after having a few beers. Used to love doing that as a kid (swinging off the clothes line not drinking)

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  Reply # 1098886 30-Jul-2014 22:24
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Hills Heritage series - galvanized metal just like the old ones and just like the old ones will last decades no doubt.

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rphenix: Hills Heritage series - galvanized metal just like the old ones and just like the old ones will last decades no doubt.
And as ugly as sin.

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  Reply # 1099965 1-Aug-2014 12:24
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You have asked the person who is the main clothes washer?


Personally I detest rotary clotheslines, pulled them out and dumped them every time I bought a house with one.

My line is great, doesn't need to be removed for mowing, raised or lowered by a stick.


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  Reply # 1100273 1-Aug-2014 19:40
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This will replace an existing rotary which just seems like it is in the right place and doing a good job. In this case an extending line looks like it will cause more issues than it will solve. What kind of line do you use?

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