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Clothesline #16200827 06/26/21
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Who has 'em. What kind, material, line type?

Ours are 2" heavy wall. Drilled 3' down poured a footing with rebar sticking up.
Set posts filled to top with concrete.

My EX-BIL looked at the posts and proclaimed them "5yr posts, 10 if you are lucky".
Been there since our 18 year old was wearing diapers. Need new paint though.

Four 33', plastic coated, steel wire lines.
Length was chosen by what "looks right" for the yard.
Sucks when you buy new line.
Modern dam hardware doesn't carry spools. You buy packages. 25 or 50 foot lengths.
So I buy 50' throw away 15'.

Only replaced 2 though.

DO NOT DRIVE A SUBARU WAGON UNDER THE CLOTHSLINE,
WITH THE TAILGATE UP!

One pole is a little off plumb.
DO NOT CONTINUE BACKING SAID SUBARU WHEN A KID BLOCKS YOUR MIRROR!

We are the poor Rednecks in a nice area. Many wives have commented that they
wish they had a line. Their husbands won't allow it in the "lawn".

My wife loves it. She can wash clothes continuously until they are all done.
It's simple to sort them and fold them, so that everything is ready to go to
its owners dresser.

Also have 3 lines in the basement.
About 15 feet, cotton line.
On 2x10's screwed to the floor joists and supported so they don't twist the joists.


I'm an American, we kneel to no man.
Only to God!

The Alabama section of Pennsylvania.
Where we cling to our God and Guns.
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Re: Clothesline [Re: Dillonbuck] #16200835 06/26/21
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Still use ours. Original with the house built in '56.

We cal it a 'solar clothes dryer'.


For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."

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My wife wants ours pulled out.


These premises insured by a Sheltie in Training ,--- and Cooey.o
"May the Good Lord take a likin' to you"
Re: Clothesline [Re: Dillonbuck] #16200860 06/26/21
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Glad it isn't my wife. She won't complain as she has to ask to help with hanging out the wash. I have done most of it for 27 years or more. It leaves her with more energy for Saturday. An ulterior motive, eh? YMMV but I have over 49 years and 11 months of marriage in. It is working. Be Well, RZ.

Re: Clothesline [Re: Dillonbuck] #16200877 06/26/21
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I took mine down.

It was only being used for butchering rabbits. And we ate all the bunnies eventually.

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We have one. Similar set up. A bit heavier poles. Concreted in. Only two lines about 12' each. Turnbuckles to tighten as poly coated cable stretches.

Shorter three setup in basement on string. Use the basement all year long. Summer time the bedding and such goes on the line. Won't be without them.

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That is a horrible idea!!!

What time?
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1/8 stainless cable, lasts forever

Re: Clothesline [Re: Dillonbuck] #16200896 06/26/21
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We use ours all the time. I use it hanging up all kinds of stuff to hose them off and then drying. Floor mats, tents, tarps, etc.

In the summer, it is actually quicker than the electric clothes dryer. Can't imagine not having one.

Only negative is mowing the grass around it.


For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."

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My brother's horse, Lightning, used to use the clothesline to wipe me off when he got tired of me.


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We've used them before but there is to much pollen in the air to use now. Guess the pollen didn't bother us before.

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Wife's gone for a couple of weeks, so I pulled ours up with a tractor. She never used it, so how long will it be before she misses it.


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House lady says she makes too much money and works too damn hard with stupid groids all day not to be able to have the luxury of tossin clothes in an electric dryer.

Ok womern, if you say so.

shiftless groids would suck the life out of me too.

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Wayyy faster than a dryer.

Ours holds 3+ loads of clothes.
By the time you fill it, the first load is dry.
You just avoid doing jeans first if conditions aren't great.
Some stuff is already dry by the time you get a load hung.

Now, the down side.
Lines are full, pretty much eberytjing is dry.
Someone looks a the black sky,
"ITS GONNA RAIN!"

All hands on deck, knees and elbows.
Clothes, clothespins and hands flying!

Kinda fun actu ally.
Especially when you start getting a few of those huge raindrops.
The ones that scare the frogs!


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Only to God!

The Alabama section of Pennsylvania.
Where we cling to our God and Guns.
Re: Clothesline [Re: Dillonbuck] #16200925 06/26/21
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Used to have a Dalmatian dog that would rip the clothes off the line and strew em all over the yard.

Ornery sombitch


No one here wants to haul all that chit up and down stairs and out to the yard and then have birds shît on the clothes.

😃

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Originally Posted by slumlord
House lady says she makes too much money and works too damn hard with stupid groids all day not to be able to have the luxury of tossin clothes in an electric dryer.

Ok womern, if you say so.

shiftless groids would suck the life out of me too.



TN is a nice state. You all have a bunch of plusses.
But you got something we don't have much of.


From WIKKI,
Last census.

The racial makeup of the county was 98.0% White, 0.5% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. 0.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


And at these numbers, issues with hometowners are no big deal.

However, our proximity to big cities, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, DC, less than 150 miles. Filthydelphia, 200. And the roads connecting them running through here? We get imports, travellers, and traffickers. I can think of 5 murders, and 1 very serious attempted execution, in the last 5 years.
In a country if 50k.
And all have one thing in common.
Even if they weren't locals!


I'm an American, we kneel to no man.
Only to God!

The Alabama section of Pennsylvania.
Where we cling to our God and Guns.
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We use a rotary. The line is starting to mess up though.


Use it all summer and fall long.

Keeps our house from getting too hot from running the dryer.

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One that rotates, or the Amish one on a pulley.


I'm an American, we kneel to no man.
Only to God!

The Alabama section of Pennsylvania.
Where we cling to our God and Guns.
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98% white

Man that must be nice


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Montgomery Co Tn

The racial makeup of the county was 73.17% White
19.18% Black or African American,

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Slummy,

Really not at all racist. But I'm a realist.
Saying it's nice? I wouldn't care if there were more blacks.
But the realist knows there would be even more trouble.

So, yeah!


Funny story.
Town of Mann's Choice. (Our address growing up, 5 miles from town.)
Maybe 100 people, bar, store. Post office and hardware followed midern trends and moved to the edge of town. Suburbs😁!


Anyway, a slumlord😉 bought a few homes, rents them out. Section 8.
A black family moved in. The only one for several miles.
Their house is 80 yards from the store.

And one day.....
The store gets robbed.
By a Black Ute.

Wanna guess who the racial profiling cops questioned?
First thing after talking to the store owner?

Dirt rotten POS cops.

They done went and solved that crime,
within 5 minutes of starting the investigation!

Last edited by Dillonbuck; 06/26/21.

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Only to God!

The Alabama section of Pennsylvania.
Where we cling to our God and Guns.
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I have a clothesline. The posts have been in the ground as long as I can remember. I like to use it a lot. Every time I hang stuff out, I tell the girlfriend that I'm using my solar powered clothes dryer to help Joe Biden save the planet from global warming. She just shakes her head and says a bad word. grin

Dale


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