zeborah: Zebra with stripes falling off (stress and confusion)
[personal profile] zeborah
So there I am, hanging up the washing, and this happens:

rotating washing line, laden with clothes, fallen on its side due to the centre pole breaking

Apparently this has been happening:

closeup of broken pole and all its broken rusty edges

So since my washing still needs drying I've now done this:

clothes rearranged on the parts of the washing line that aren't touching the ground and that I can reach

But I feel further action needs to be taken for the longterm and I don't know where to even start looking in the Yellow Pages....

Date: 2014-12-13 02:56 am (UTC)
soon_lee: Image of yeast (Saccharomyces) cells (Default)
From: [personal profile] soon_lee
Ouch.

They are called rotary clotheslines. "Clothes lines" or "clotheslines" as search terms gives a few hits on the Yellow Pages site.

Date: 2014-12-13 05:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] graydon
It looks like you could in principle replace only the pipe below the rotor bit; whether it's still possible to unscrew that connection is not determinable from this distance.

I don't know how the support pipe is attached to the ground, but I'd expect that you could measure the size of pipe and get a replacement from a builder's supply or a gas-fitters. Digging up the old pipe -- that is truly some glorious rust -- ought to give the right size hole to set the new one in concrete in, and that comes (at least hereabouts) in pre-mix bags for the purpose where you can dump the bag down the hole and then add water.

All moot if the upper bits are creaking to their end, too, of course.

Date: 2014-12-13 07:39 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
That does sound a whole lot like your best bet, finances permitting, is to get that clothesline seller come and take the old one away and install a new one at the same time.

It's a pity there isn't a pure aluminium version.

Date: 2014-12-13 07:39 pm (UTC)
graydon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] graydon
That was I, not noticing I'd been logged out but the rushing abyss of time.

Date: 2014-12-15 06:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heliopausa
I think your cool re-hanging shows an impressive degree of suavity and style. :)

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