What Size Rotary Washing Line Do I Need?

Use of Rotary Washing Line

When it comes to choosing the perfect size for your new rotary washing line, there are many factors that you need to consider.

Available Outdoor Space

Rotary washing lines are usually the most effective option for large backyards. However, before you make the purchase, try to consider the impact and direction of the sun as well as air circulation. Would you prefer to have your washing line in the full glare of the sun? Or would you rather have it in a partly shaded area? Remember, the breeze does most of cloth drying and not the sun. Measure the space available to you and choose the size of your rotary washing line based on the size.

Quantity of Washing

This is an important consideration because it will directly affect the size of washing line you will invest in. The size of your family, and frequency of washing; all contribute to the size of rotary washing line that you will need. For a family of four for instance, about thirty metres of washing line would be ideal for use. Rotary models are known to have the largest size of space with up to sixty meters of line lengths.

basket of washing cloths

Method of Installation

Before you make the final decision on the size of clothesline you need, it is crucial to consider the installation method. How do you plan to install your rotary washing line? Can you mount it on a brick wall? Will it require that you mount it on posts with sturdy base on the ground? These are what you need to consider before you make your decision.

To help you in your decision making process, knowing the different washing lines that are available is very critical. There are basically two types of rotary clotheslines that are available; folding and fixed.

Fixed Rotary Washing Line

They are measured in diameters and are available in 4, 5, and 6 metre diameters. It is made with aluminium fixtures, galvanised wire and galvanised steel. To install it, you will need to cement the central column to the ground and as soon as the washing line is installed, it cannot be moved. The line length is usually between 40 to 60 metres.

Folding Rotary Clothesline

Folding rotary clothesline has become very popular due to their flexibility. They can be folded or removed when they not in use. They can hold large volume of washing and have fast drying time.

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              About the Author Maria Tame

              Mother and seasoned clothes washer. Having systems in place is critical to both getting through piles of washing fast, and also the longevity of your clothes.