THE HOUSEWIVES properly appreciate this practical type of clothesline to hang the laundry. Some tensioners at the ends of each wire can easily make adjustments when necessary, while avoiding tough and strong poles that the wires are loose. It is best to use galvanized steel wire or aluminum, as it saves having to employ support rods and lines do not have one aim and work of removing cotton rope washing every day.
Importance of Location
First, you must choose a place where the clothesline is exposed to sunlight, at least during the morning hours, if possible, should also lift the clothesline in a place where there is land, or where the clothes can not dirty with dust. It should also be behind the house or other building, so are not visible from the front of the house. Where it can not hide the clothesline in this way, their appearance can be improved, adorning the extreme poles or placing plants with grilles on the side that is exposed to the street. It is located where the clothesline must have good drainage, so that the soil remains strong during the rainy months.
Next, determine the space you need to hang all the laundry of the family and mark the points where to place the support posts. A clothesline with a length of 25 feet requires only one pole at each end, while one with a length of 50 feet or more must have a central pole for additional support. They should not lie more than four wires between the posts. If more wires are needed, then there must install two poles on each end.
For extreme poles, use pieces of 4 x 4 or larger, with a length of 8 ½ feet, and use the rungs of those pieces of 4 x 4. Should be used cedar, redwood or black locust. The rungs must not have more than 5 feet long, when installing a single pole at each end of the clothesline. Bolt the bar in a recess of 3 / 8 “cut on the outside pole, so that, as he lay wires, set to be the pressure beam.
If you want to be the all-metal clothesline, use galvanized steel pipe 1 1 / 2 “to 2″ for the posts and crossbars. The crossbar is welded directly to the top of the post or inserted into a T previously formed in the upper pole. In this case, it is necessary to drill a hole through the T and the crossbar and through the T and the pole, in order to prevent or zafen to tip. Also, the T can be welded to the crossbar and the post, as shown in the diagram on the next page. Place caps on the ends of the crossbar.
Concrete Poles Sausages
The holes for the posts must have a minimum depth of 2 feet and a diameter of 8 “to 10″. The sides at the bottom of each hole is equally to undermine as shown in the drawing.
How to Build Good Clothesline Before placing the poles in the ground, whether those are made of wood or steel, drill holes in the studs for the staples needed to fix the buckles and wires. Space the holes at a minimum distance of 18 each, so as to leave sufficient space between the wires. In addition, drill two holes in the underground section of each of the poles, where to insert the anchor rods or tubes, such as shown in the drawing. Next, place the posts into the holes and pour enough concrete in each of these holes, so that the top can be rounded to about 2 “above the soil surface. The share of wooden posts buried will be soaked in creosote or other preservative to prevent rotting before securing those with concrete. When it has hardened completely, seal the joint formed with tar, and paint the pole that is exposed.
To prevent the top of the poles to lean inward, fixing wires to tie these poles, as shown in the drawing. When using wire with wooden posts must be installed grounding wire between each drying wires and a rod installed in the ground as lightning protection.