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1. Choose two parallel points that will provide enough space for your desired drying space. Try to pick a spot that is relatively flat solid surface and open. If attaching to your home, be sure to locate the studs to ensure your clothesline is fully supported.
2. Tools Needed – A hammer, Pencil, Drill, Wire cutters, Punch.
3. Depending on how you would like the clothesline, choose either a comfortable position to hang your clothes or the
highest point you can reach. When mounting the opposing pulley make sure it is approximately two feet higher than the top of the other pulley. This will reduce the amount of sag. If you are using the clothesline elevator, the opposing pulley will need to be at least as high as the highest setting on the elevator.
4. Mark with a pencil where you would like the clothesline pulley installed.
5. Mark using a punch or nail then Drill a ¼” x 2 inch holes.
6. Start screwing the clothesline hook in by hand, then insert a screwdriver between the hole in the hook as leverage to tighten until fully secure. You can use just the hooks with your pulleys or attach them to a clothesline turnbuckle which will allow you to tighten the line when it starts to sag, as pictured below step #8. (Sag will occur naturally as the line stretches with the extra weight of the clothes.)
7. Complete steps 4, 5, and 6 with the opposing pulley.
8. Connect the clothesline wire and tighten the line with the Clothesline Yellow Joiner Tightener or Mini Winch on the lower line as it is easier to join and tighten on the lower line, as pictured below. Before loading laundry, the clothesline tightener should be placed at the pulley where laundry is loaded and should be the first item that goes out followed by your laundry.
9. The Clothesline Spreader will hold the 2 lines together allowing the upper line to help support the weight on the lower
line. The Clothesline Spreader should be released from the pulley where laundry is loaded after approximately half the laundry is hung on the line. (More than one divider may be
necessary depending on the length of the line or the weight of the clothes).
Hanging your clothes neatly will increase the speed of drying and reduce wrinkles.
Use a damp cloth to clean the clothesline (every time you use it).