How To Install A Rotary Washing Line?

How To Install A Rotary Washing Line

In this post, I will be explaining how to install a rotary washing line.

A rotary washing line is a type of clothesline that can be installed on a rotating mechanism. The rotation makes it easier for you to hang your laundry and gives you more space to hang it.

The most common way to install a rotary washing line is by putting the post in the ground about 10 feet from where you want to put the clothesline, then attaching the top part of the post with brackets or pipes.

You’ll also need something called an end fitting which will help keep your clothespins from sliding off as they rotate. If you’re installing outside, make sure there’s no electricity running through that area because if there is, it could cause problems when water hits those wires. That would create electric shocks and possibly start fires.

What is a rotary washing line?

A rotary washing line is a device that allows an individual to dry their clothes outside. It consists of both the frame and the actual lines that are used to attach the wet clothes too.

Rotary washing lines are also known as “clotheslines”, “string lines” or simply just outdoor drying devices. Rotary washing lines come in many different sizes and designs, which we will look at more closely further on. Rotary washing lines are becoming increasingly popular as Australians realise the costs of running a tumble dryer for hours on end can far outweigh an hour spent letting your clothes air dry outside – especially during winter!

Types of rotary washing lines

Different types of rotary washing lines

  1. A simple a-frame with a clothesline system – these are cheapest and require no installation, but they also have the least space for drying clothes.
  2. The twin post rotary – which is a frame with two heights – these are cheaper than the other models and take up more space, but you still only need to install one set of posts.
  3. The triple post rotary – this has three different heights and is good for families with different size clothes as it can be customised to accommodate different lengths of clothes dryer rods.
  4. The double pole rotary washing line – this requires a lot more space as the metal poles are usually around 1 metre high each.
  5. The quad pole rotary washing line – this is extremely large and common in outdoor play areas over sports fields, but also popular for business owners who are looking to promote their business as it gives them a lot of advertising space.

Installation requirements for each type of rotary washing line

For the simplest rotary washing line, all you need is a simple A-frame to attach it to. For the most expensive type of rotary washing line, you will need two poles that are around 1 metre high each. Typically these are installed into the ground about 3 metres apart. You then attach this type of rotary washing line to the poles with either high tensile wire or clips.

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A simple A-frame rotary washing line – installation requirements:

All you need to install this type of rotary washing line is 4 pegs and a frame. Generally, you just place the frame on two pegs and then put the other 2 pegs in the ground about 3 metres apart from each other. The reason why it’s best to keep the pegs away from the washing line is that if they are too close; the clothes can get caught when it starts spinning.

The twin post rotary – installation requirements:

For this type of rotary washing line, you need 4 wooden or metal poles that are around 1 metre high each. You then attach these poles to the ground around 3 metres apart.

A common place to put them is either in your backyard or on your property. If you are putting it outside, avoid putting them in areas that get too much sun; otherwise, the wood may warp over time.

Also make sure there is nothing blocking where the poles will be going into the ground, especially if they are metal; otherwise, you risk them bending and not going into the ground as easily.

The double pole rotary washing line – installation requirements:

This type of rotary washing line requires a lot more work as you will need to have 2 poles that are around 1 metre high each. You then attach these poles 3 metres apart from each other.

If possible, it’s best to sink the poles into the ground using concrete – however, you can use metal or wooden stakes and attach them with high tensile wire if you don’t want to deal with concrete.

The quad pole rotary washing line – installation requirements:

This type of rotary washing line requires a lot more space and can be customised to include different lengths of poles depending on your needs.

Typically, they are installed around 2 metres apart from each other in a square shape and around 1 metre high each. You then attach this type of rotary washing line with wire and clips.

Tips on how to install a rotary washing line

The first step to installing a rotary washing line is deciding which type you want. Once you have decided, then the installation requirements will differ depending on what type you have decided on.

For a simple A-frame rotary washing line, all you need is 4 pegs and a frame. Generally, as long as there are two posts or two poles at around 1 metre high each, you can use different heights for the clothes. The only limitation with this one is that the pegs should be at least 4 metres apart from each other so that the clothes don’t get caught in between them when it spins.

For the twin post rotary, all you need are 4 wooden or metal poles at around 1 metre high which are put three metres apart from each other. If you want to sink them into the ground, it’s best to use concrete instead of metal or wooden stakes and attach them with high tensile wire.

For a double pole rotary washing line, there are two different types: one where the poles are sunk into the ground using concrete and another where they are attached with metal or wooden stakes and high tensile wire. These are all mounted at around 1 metre high each which are put three metres apart from each other.

For a quad pole rotary washing line, it’s usually best to have two poles at around 1 metre high each which are placed 2 metres apart from each other in a square shape. You then attach this type of rotary washing line with wire and clips.

How To Install A Rotary Washing Line

A step-by-step guide on how to install a rotary washing line

  • Figure out where you want to put the rotary washing line
  • Decide whether you are going to use concrete or metal/wood stakes depending on which design you have chosen
  • Decide how many poles you want to use depending on which design you’ve chosen
  • For the double pole rotary, attach two of the metal or wooden stakes (or concrete posts if using this design) to each other in a square shape 3 metres apart from each other
  • If you have chosen a twin post rotary washing line, attach two of the poles on either side 3 metres apart from each other
  • For more stability, you can use metal or wooden stakes and attach them with high tensile wire to sink into the ground
  • For a quad pole rotary washing line, attach two of the poles on either side 2 metres apart from each other
  • Attach one of the metal or wooden stakes to the top of each pole using high tensile wire or string
  • For a simple a-frame rotary washing line, simply use four pegs and attach them to the high tensile wire or string attached to the poles
  • Finally, attach your clothesline to the top using an overhand knot.

Conclusion

We hope that this article has given you the information and tools to install your own rotary washing line. In this article, we have given a brief overview of the different types of rotary washing lines that are available and what installation is required for each. We then moved on to look at some tips on how to install a rotary washing line and show you a step-by-step guide on how to do so.

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Noah Burns

I am Noah Burns- The Guy behind I will Make You Smart. I love to experiment and test new products with an aim to create informative contents for readers like you. It is my aim to make this site a leading source of information and reviews to help consumers make more informed buying decisions.

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