|one lone line for me|
This is my line, designed all by me. I had to have help on one little part. Basically, I took a green plastic line and tied it to two carabiners. It is not hooked on the neighbor's wooden fence as it appears.
7-foot pole for chain link fence
The pole has a cap just stuck on the top. I found it while browsing fence parts. Often I don't really know what I am doing, but I start with an idea. The pole was the original idea. I just did not know how it was going to work. As you can see, the carabiner is attached to the cap and the cap is just stuck on the pole. When anyone works around the fence, the whole cap is removed at my suggestion. That way, it won't fall off between the fences or in the neighbor's yard. I am afraid someone will remove the line by unhooking the carabiner and the cap will then be knocked off somehow.
As I browsed the chain link fence department, I was sort of lost. See the "brace" between the two poles. As I looked at them, and tried to figure out what they were, I found some bolts nearby. Oh boy, was I puzzled. Finally, I asked a young man who told me how they worked. Bingo! Clothesline! When I saw the thing in the picture above this one, I knew I could use it for holding the clothes line. There is another set closer to the ground. The one pole leans because wisteria grew between the two poles and from the weight of clothes.
from support to house
You cannot really see it, but the line wraps around the huge metal pole that supports the roof over the basement steps. I could have hung clothes there to show you exactly where it goes as I did for the longer part. The crape myrtle behind the support and slightly off-center to the right was planted by me with not enough thought about where and how high it would grow. So, I have to trim it in order to get near the short part of the clothesline. I took dry clothes off the line as I came in.
majestic crape myrtle planted in wrong place
too close to house and grows under porch roof
I only bought the 7-foot pole, the cap, 2 caribiners, four of the clamps to hold poles together, two bolts and two things to screw onto them. (that word escapes me) Nuts, Linda, nuts! Then, there was the line and clothespins. It is not much of a line, only about 60 feet, but it works for me. It presents a bit of a problem when I have two much in one load for the short line. That problem is solved by using pants hangers on even towels or washcloths. I have to watch and get clothes in as soon as they dry so I can hang another load.
This is how I solved the problem of not being able to afford guys and concrete to plant a proper line. Besides, I absolutely hate concrete used in the yard to anchor anything. It is really hard to force guys NOT to use concrete.
just another view
I found this view that I don't think I have posted. See the area of dead St. Augustine grass?
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Do you have a make-do, unconventional clothesline?