Outside Post Clothes Line- Where to find...........

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Hi guys, Anyone know where I can get a clothes line that is shaped like an umbrella? You know, the ones that turn in circles.........Looked high and low, no where to be found..



-- Weebus (LauraLeekis@Home.com), June 10, 2001


The only time I found one was when I lived in Germany, and I brought mine back with me. I ordered one from Quelle catalog (from Europe) and they are based in New York. Even though I haven't ordered from them in a long time, their website is: www.quelle.com Good luck! Blessings, Traci

-- Traci rae Davis (krystalgrace61@yahoo.com), June 10, 2001.

I ordered mine through the local hardware store. They had to find it in one of their catalogs. Apparently these are more popular in Europe than the U.S.

-- Ken S. in WC TN (scharabo@aol.com), June 10, 2001.

Hi. I found mine at Wal Mart a few years ago, and then bought one for my mother. I don't know exactly what you mean by an umbrella, though. Mine is on an aluminum pole and has a square tube aluminum frame at the top with the clothesline strung between them, probably 20 or more lines. I noticed that Wal Mart does not always carry them, they may be seasonal. I think they were about $35 back then.

-- HannahMariaHolly (hannahholly@hotmail.com), June 10, 2001.

Do a search for 'Hills Hoist', I am sure you will find what you want.

-- john hill (john@cnd.co.nz), June 10, 2001.

My mother had one of those. We had great fun with it. On non-wash days, she'd pin up old bedspreads or sheets, and we'd have a tent (with no roof though!).

I see them occasionally at various hardware stores. Go to one of the small locals who care about their customers. Have them check their catalogs if they've never heard of them. Try to get someone who's worked there a long time.

-- Joy F [in So. Wisconsin] (CatFlunky@excite.com), June 10, 2001.

Ames but dont waste your money .Mine broke in a wind storm when we had cloths on it .Get some 4x4 and build one.

-- Patty {NY State} (fodfarms@slic.com), June 10, 2001.

We have one like that, got it at Lowes 3 years ago. It cost 50.00 or so. We sunk a T-post in the ground good and wired the clothes wheel to that, and it still spins good. Mine is fine, just be sure to balance out the heavy stuff so it dosen't lean one way.

-- Cindy in KY (solid_rock_ranch@yahoo.com), June 10, 2001.

Pickett Fences catalog had one for sale--don't know for how much, don't have the catalog anymore.

Do you like the umbrella type because you can take it down? Why not consider the reels with clotheline on posts? These are easily removed if you want and are very effective since the clothes are spread out. Of course, I am assuming you have room to string one up. You can use a tree for one post if you need to.

-- Anne (HealthyTouch101@wildmail.com), June 11, 2001.

I got mine at an Ace Hardware store in Columbia MO about 4 years ago.

-- marilyn (rainbow@ktis.net), June 11, 2001.

I spent the past year looking for one of these umbrella clothes poles and finally found one online at Red Hill General Store for about $50 including shipping. Go to www.redhillgeneralstore.com. I've only had it for a few months, but so far it's been perfect.

-- Mary S. (1deal@quik.com), June 11, 2001.

I bought and installed one of the umbrella-type clothes lines this weekend. I bought it for $35 at Dixieline Lumber (southern CA). The clothes pins were another $5 for 96.

-- Dwight (summit1762@aol.com), June 11, 2001.

Lehman's catalog has one also. It's called their "spinning clothes dryer" Have fun!

-- Nancy (nannyk58@yahoo.com), June 13, 2001.

I found a manufacturer of umbrella type clothes dryers, as well as retractable ones: http://www.buttsmfg.com/index.htm (This is a bonafide website, honest) On another website, they list for around $40: http://intercenter.com/catalog/shopping/item/000330/icn/20-156075/butt s/1600.

-- Jenny (JennyLouV@aol.com), August 05, 2001.

You can buy a homemade one from a business in Parkersburg , IA . They cost again 85.00

-- (paintmaster01@mchsi.com), April 17, 2002.

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