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Offline BjornBee

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Clothes line pole
« on: October 20, 2010, 10:31:00 AM »
Our clothes line pole in the backyard has been there probably since the late 70's when the house was built. The pole has rusted at the base and now has fallen over (Dang kids hanging on it).  :roll:

Anyways, it got me thinking. Does anyone carry these anymore? Or are they a long ago product that nobody produces anymore.

I do not have my own welding equipment, but the guy down the road can probably throw one together for me. I don't want some cheap stuff. But something that will last another 30-40 years.

I just can't honestly think of seeing any around for sale anyplace. Has anybody else? Or is this, or was this just a "farm" produced type thing anyways?

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Re: Clothes line pole
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2010, 10:37:42 AM »
I saw them as recently as a year ago at Sears.

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Re: Clothes line pole
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010, 10:46:19 AM »
Thank you Scott.

I had not checked Sears. I did check tractor supply, and a few other places.

What I'm looking for are the heavy cast poles that you can sink in the ground in concrete and string 3 or 4 lines between two poles, maybe 30-40 foot apart. Years ago, it seemed every backyard had this setup. Not really into the folding aluminum stuff they have out now.
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Re: Clothes line pole
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2010, 11:09:05 AM »
I love the smell and fell of bed sheets line dried as well as the feel of blue jeans when you first put them on after being out on the line.

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Re: Clothes line pole
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2010, 11:40:43 AM »
I have the same set up as you describe. We've been here 20yrs and it was undoubtedly there for quite a few before we moved in. It looks about the same as it did back then...I'll bet the newer ones aren't of the same quality. Good luck finding a good line!

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Re: Clothes line pole
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2010, 02:05:44 PM »
One clothesline post = one galvanized 2" pipe 9-10' long, two galvanized 2" pipe 30" long, one 2" galvanized Tee. All available at a plumbing supply and they will thread the pipe ends for you. No welding required!  :-D

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Re: Clothes line pole
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2010, 07:37:23 AM »
And when you dig a hole to cement them in the ground,taper the hole smaller at the top and larger as you go down. This will help so the frost does not push them up.( for those of us that know what a frost line is :))

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010, 08:05:43 AM »
And when you dig a hole to cement them in the ground,taper the hole smaller at the top and larger as you go down. This will help so the frost does not push them up.( for those of us that know what a frost line is :)


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Re: Clothes line pole
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2010, 08:12:34 AM »
How does the frost buildup get from your freezer to outside on your clothesline?      :-D

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Re: Clothes line pole
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2010, 07:17:19 PM »
How does the frost buildup get from your freezer to outside on your clothesline?      :-D

  Whem you let the freezer door open!! :)

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Re: Clothes line pole
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2010, 12:14:50 AM »
You can find all of the galvanized pipe parts already threaded at any of your local big box stores. You may also pick up some eye bolts and a good drill bit while your there for multiple lines off of the cross pieces.
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Re: Clothes line pole
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2011, 12:12:28 AM »
Maybe the guy down the road could weld on a short piece of pipe on to your broken one and put it back in the ground. Harold

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Re: Clothes line pole
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2011, 12:52:47 AM »
mine is ancient.  it's welded pipe about 6 ft tall in a T.  has holes drilled in the top bar and heavy wire strung through.  would be easy enough to make if you could weld and drill, but that pipe must be expensive now.  and yes, sink it deep!!
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Re: Clothes line pole
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2011, 05:09:22 PM »
Hows about a few pieces of 2 inch black iron pipe.  No welding needed if you can cut and thread these together using a "T" or three way couple.  At least something to look at instead of buying store bought poles.  You may even be able to find a deal close to home on scrap pipe.

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Re: Clothes line pole
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2011, 07:30:35 PM »
Aw heck just drag the swing set around where the post was and run the wires to it, that way the kids won't get into trouble for palying on the cloths line.  :-D Jim
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Re: Clothes line pole
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2011, 10:28:56 PM »
Some 4x4 treated posts make a decent one.  As for where to find one for sale I haven't seen any that aren't homemade. 
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