Advent-ures in the MSE Forum... Our Advent calendar is live, helping you discover a new corner of the community each day. Visit the homepage and scroll down

Rotary clothes airer in a parasol base

Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
44.8K Posts
Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
Forumite
I did a quick search but couldn't find anything, so here goes.

I don't have anywhere I could concrete a rotary clothes airer into the ground, and I don't see it ever happening anyway.

I'm sure I've heard it suggested that you can put one of these into a parasol base, suitably weighted.

Has anyone tried it? does it work? Not sure if the base would be deep enough IYSWIM.

I've got a couple of airers which I put outside on fine days, but one of them tends to blow around the patio or blow over, and the other is a b*gger to unfold and fold without causing injury to my toes ...
Signature removed for peace of mind
«1

Replies

  • Amanda666Amanda666 Forumite
    212 Posts
    Sue, I use a cast iron parasol base for my rotary airer.

    Just put some house bricks on the base if its quite windy but normally its fine.

    Its out side and in use as I type :D

    Think the base was about £5 from Mr T's a few years back.
  • angchrisangchris Forumite
    1.2K Posts
    i tried the plastic bases filled with water once and one gust of wind and it was over. def get the cast iron base if poss
    proper prior planning prevents p!$$ poor performance! :p
    Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money
    quote from an american indian.
  • MrsTinksMrsTinks Forumite
    15.2K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Combo Breaker Name Dropper
    Don't suppose you have a lawn? We bought a rotary airer from Mr T (£10 off a £24.99 one...) yesterday and located a ground spike from Argos and it's then hammered into the lawn so it's flush with the ground so you can still mow over it.
    DFW Nerd #025
    DFW no more! Officially debt free 2017 - now joining the MFW's! :)

    My DFW Diary - blah- mildly funny stuff about my journey
  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
    44.8K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    Forumite
    We do have a lawn, but it's always very shady there, plus I don't see the chaps hammering a spike in for me ...
    Signature removed for peace of mind
  • sandiebsandieb Forumite
    728 Posts
    What about one of those clothes lines in a reel?
  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
    44.8K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    Forumite
    Again, it would require someone to mount it for me, and I know that's just not going to happen! I also know one of the reasons which will be given: there's a layer of something covering the bricks on the outside of the house and he's reluctant to do anything which disturbs it ... Another reason is that there's a caravan parked between the two obvious mounting points ...

    I only started thinking about it because I saw someone offering a rotary drier on Freecycle today, and I wondered how I could instal one with minimum hassle!
    Signature removed for peace of mind
  • DobieDobie Forumite
    580 Posts
    Hi
    Coopers of Stortford; sorry I can't do links but if you Google Coopers & then go to laundry you'll find it; do a rotary drier that's on a base of it's own; it's £19.99.
    That should solve your problem.
    Dobie
  • MATHMATH Forumite
    2.9K Posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    Forumite
    My whirly-gig sheared off at the base a few weeks after I had had it concreated into a newly laid patio:mad: No way was I having any of it dug up to re-cement so I tried a cast iron parasol base. It was fine for popping out a few bits on the line but if loaded with heavy towels or sheets the breeze would take it over. The wind always knows when a: the ground is wet and b: when you've done a whites wash:rolleyes:
    For the last 2-3 years I have used two large concertena style airers. The good thing about them is that you can move them into breezy/sunny spots throughout the day and should it start to rain just pick up and run for cover. Yesterday I got three 10kg loads of washing dry with no probs at all.

    HTH
    Life's a beach! Take your shoes off and feel the sand between your toes.
  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
    44.8K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10,000 Posts Name Dropper
    Forumite
    Dobie wrote: »
    Hi
    Coopers of Stortford; sorry I can't do links but if you Google Coopers & then go to laundry you'll find it; do a rotary drier that's on a base of it's own; it's £19.99.
    That should solve your problem.
    Dobie
    Found it thanks. Have you got one? Only I'm sure it would blow over ...

    I've got one like this, and it blows all round the patio, and sometimes blows over into the flower bed.

    The one which eats my toes is from Lakeland ...

    I know I'm hard to please, but I've got those airers downstairs for outside, and they're not really cutting the mustard. I've got good airers in the bathroom, which work well in that space but I don't think they'd work outside.
    Signature removed for peace of mind
  • sad01sad01 Forumite
    4 Posts
    Hi Sue
    I had the same problem but hubby filled an old tyre with concrete, he puts the spike into the concrete so when it hardens i can place the line into it and put it wherever i want in the garden. I have used this for about four years now and never had any problems.
    Be ALERT - The world needs more LERTS
This discussion has been closed.
Latest MSE News and Guides

Cheapest Christmas dinner

We've crunched the numbers to find the best prices

MSE News

Advent Competitions

The countdown is on

MSE Forum