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Clothes lines #7298943
07/04/21 09:17 AM
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So anyone using clothes lines still? I grew up with them. My family, mom and dad, grandpap granny, aunts and uncles homes were all right next to each other. Laundry day was a big day, Maytag wringer washers with double tubs. and clothes lines a plenty. All the woman washed and gossiped, us kids hauled around baskets on our red wagons to the lines for hanging. Michigan has now approved the power companies idea to boost rates during the daytime. I wear a lot of bibs, they are a pain with twisted straps and make a lot of noise in our electric dryer. I have a little clothes line I hang them on. Now the wife and I plan on expanding the lines for other laundry. Just hunted down a spool of that green vinyl coated line, a tensioner, and am building a triple row line setup. Heck I didn't know the tensioner is what's on my trapping catch pole?! Still have Mom's 1965 Maytag wringer washer...but it's going to the off grid cabin. Drying clothes on a line? if we do it 30% of the time, should make a difference.


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Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7298950
07/04/21 09:22 AM
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Yep still do. Why run a dryer when they dry almost as fast on the line. During this time the year.

Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7298963
07/04/21 09:35 AM
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Clothes lines are great unless you have mulberry trees. The birds will create some interesting 'art work' on your once clean laundry. eek



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Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7298967
07/04/21 09:38 AM
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If its above freezing there is usually laundry on ours.

Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7298969
07/04/21 09:40 AM
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Probably need to pull a permit to erect that line these days. Check with your HOA or code enforcement as well. wink

Last edited by warrior; 07/04/21 09:40 AM.
Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7298975
07/04/21 09:45 AM
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Yep only use the dryer when is raining here.


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Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7298977
07/04/21 09:47 AM
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They will dry below freezing if the sun is out.

Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7298982
07/04/21 09:54 AM
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I have a cloths line on pulleys running between my back deck and shop. It's mostly used to hang towels and swim suits after a dip in the pool and for hanging laundered bedding out. Nothing better than the smell of air-dried sheets.


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Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7298989
07/04/21 10:01 AM
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Big clothes line on two pulleys on my back deck. Use all the time seasonally when doing laundry of heavy items jeans, towels and bed linens.

Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7298992
07/04/21 10:09 AM
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When I was a kid nobody I knew had a drier. They may be a luxury but like the washing machine we enjoy it. My clothes line gets used when I am dyeing/waxing traps in the fall. I hang pelts on it also while they wait their turn at the fleshing beam.


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Re: Clothes lines [Re: Drifter] #7298993
07/04/21 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by wetdog
They will dry below freezing if the sun is out.

X2

Originally Posted by Drifter
Yep only use the dryer when is raining here.

My mom had a back-up clothesline in basement for those days.

Clotheslines - The original green way to dry your laundry. Solar and wind power with no gubmit subsidies.


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Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7299014
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My wife has the cloths line full as we speak.Perfect day for it.


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Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7299022
07/04/21 10:56 AM
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My wife uses a clothesline way more than a dryer, even in the winter. I use the clothesline to hang traps on when I am waxing them.


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Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7299048
07/04/21 12:22 PM
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My wife and I have been together for 36 years. We had a dryer most of those, but I bet we only used it 4 or 5 times in all those years.

So easy to dry your clothes outside and your clothes smell great.

Pete

Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7299111
07/04/21 02:18 PM
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Have not had a working dryer in years. We'll that's not exactly true there is a one in the barn but not hooked up. Used it for a beaver skinning table .

My wife just prefers to use the line. Only draw back is when we have several days of rain in a roll.

Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7299128
07/04/21 02:43 PM
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Got divorced 30 some years ago and bought a dryer. Two problems solved


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Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7299133
07/04/21 02:49 PM
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Yep use one here all the time. When it rains I get a free extra rinse. When it is cold I just have to wait longer to take them in. I do have a dryer and use it to wrinkle free my shirts.......jk


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Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7299136
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Oh also I have to wipe it down with permethrin to keep the ants from useing it as a highway to my house......jk


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Re: Clothes lines [Re: Feedinggrounds] #7299189
07/04/21 03:54 PM
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Just got in from hoeing in the garden, went on trapper talk to see what you were talking about. Just put some clothes on the line this morning. they should dry , 88 degrees here today. Hope everybody had a good Fourth of July
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Re: Clothes lines [Re: warrior] #7299261
07/04/21 05:51 PM
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Northern lower Michigan
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Originally Posted by warrior
Probably need to pull a permit to erect that line these days. Check with your HOA or code enforcement as well. wink

I am my own HOA can't pick my neighbors, so I bought them out. No worries.


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