I need clothesline advice! When I moved in to my home, it had a concrete pad in the back yard with one of those umbrella style clothes lines mounted in it. I used it summer and winter for the first four years, and then had a problem with my washer that made it not spin dry well (I had to replace the clutch). Since the clothes and sheets were coming out DRIPPING wet, I could never have dried it in the drier, but the old clothes line finally collapsed under the weight one day when I tossed a soaking blanket up over it.
So I bought a new one. But in the past two years, I've had two more of those umbrella clothes lines (aluminum rods with nylon rope) fall apart on windy days when the wind whipped at a large sheet or something and just bent the rods so that the whole thing doesn't stand up on its own any more. Can any of you recommend a sturdier umbrella-style clothes line I can mount in the existing concrete pad? Do I have to drill another hole (how?) through the concret to put up a pole at each end if I really want to have a study clothes line? Other ideas? I wish I could have the original steel one back, but I haven't been able to find one like that for sale anywhere.
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