Heavy duty washing poles?

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Hi

I was considering getting two of these for my parents. They already have one washing pole, where they have a washing line, connected to hooks in the wall of the house but eventually those hooks either come out of the wall, or they make a big hole in the wall

I was wondering where I could buy something that's relatively cheap but will last a long time. It'd have to stay in the ground too. The ground is also concrete

Thanks 

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  • sarah1972sarah1972 Forumite, Ambassador
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    Not sure what you mean? Do you mean poles that are at either end? Why were they hooked to a wall? I have one friend who has large oak posts concreted into the ground with a washing line from one end to the other and another friend who had a hole drilled into the concrete and she puts a rotary line in it and takes it away when people come, also has the added benefit of no one being strangled by a long line. 
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    sarah1972 said:
    Not sure what you mean? Do you mean poles that are at either end? Why were they hooked to a wall? I have one friend who has large oak posts concreted into the ground with a washing line from one end to the other and another friend who had a hole drilled into the concrete and she puts a rotary line in it and takes it away when people come, also has the added benefit of no one being strangled by a long line. 
    Sorry, I mean something like this:

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/jj519/diometfabs/P1000472_zpsobzwsclv.jpg
    We've only got one of those currently, and currently we have lines connecting from there to hooks in the wall. I thought we could have a second or third one of that, and then just erect both of those.
  • sarah1972sarah1972 Forumite, Ambassador
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    sarah1972 said:
    Not sure what you mean? Do you mean poles that are at either end? Why were they hooked to a wall? I have one friend who has large oak posts concreted into the ground with a washing line from one end to the other and another friend who had a hole drilled into the concrete and she puts a rotary line in it and takes it away when people come, also has the added benefit of no one being strangled by a long line. 
    Sorry, I mean something like this:

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/jj519/diometfabs/P1000472_zpsobzwsclv.jpg
    We've only got one of those currently, and currently we have lines connecting from there to hooks in the wall. I thought we could have a second or third one of that, and then just erect both of those.
    Ah I get you. 
    Trouble is that you will need some bad boy hooks to take the strain off the weight of washing if it has to be attached to a wall.
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  • waqasahmedwaqasahmed Forumite
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    sarah1972 said:
    sarah1972 said:
    Not sure what you mean? Do you mean poles that are at either end? Why were they hooked to a wall? I have one friend who has large oak posts concreted into the ground with a washing line from one end to the other and another friend who had a hole drilled into the concrete and she puts a rotary line in it and takes it away when people come, also has the added benefit of no one being strangled by a long line. 
    Sorry, I mean something like this:

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/jj519/diometfabs/P1000472_zpsobzwsclv.jpg
    We've only got one of those currently, and currently we have lines connecting from there to hooks in the wall. I thought we could have a second or third one of that, and then just erect both of those.
    Ah I get you. 
    Trouble is that you will need some bad boy hooks to take the strain off the weight of washing if it has to be attached to a wall.
    Oh no. The hooks that we've got atm are attached to a wall. I'd actually want it to be grounded into well, the ground, and then we can make sure we don't need to use the hooks in the wall
  • edited 7 June 2021 at 6:31AM
    sarah1972sarah1972 Forumite, Ambassador
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    edited 7 June 2021 at 6:31AM
    sarah1972 said:
    sarah1972 said:
    Not sure what you mean? Do you mean poles that are at either end? Why were they hooked to a wall? I have one friend who has large oak posts concreted into the ground with a washing line from one end to the other and another friend who had a hole drilled into the concrete and she puts a rotary line in it and takes it away when people come, also has the added benefit of no one being strangled by a long line. 
    Sorry, I mean something like this:

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/jj519/diometfabs/P1000472_zpsobzwsclv.jpg
    We've only got one of those currently, and currently we have lines connecting from there to hooks in the wall. I thought we could have a second or third one of that, and then just erect both of those.
    Ah I get you. 
    Trouble is that you will need some bad boy hooks to take the strain off the weight of washing if it has to be attached to a wall.
    Oh no. The hooks that we've got atm are attached to a wall. I'd actually want it to be grounded into well, the ground, and then we can make sure we don't need to use the hooks in the wall
    Well as I said, my friend has very thick oak poles and they have been in situ for about 6 years so far but personally I would go for a rotary line, only one hole and not 2, no strangle hazard, looks nicer as can just be stored away in winter or guests are coming.
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  • waqasahmedwaqasahmed Forumite
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    sarah1972 said:
    sarah1972 said:
    sarah1972 said:
    Not sure what you mean? Do you mean poles that are at either end? Why were they hooked to a wall? I have one friend who has large oak posts concreted into the ground with a washing line from one end to the other and another friend who had a hole drilled into the concrete and she puts a rotary line in it and takes it away when people come, also has the added benefit of no one being strangled by a long line. 
    Sorry, I mean something like this:

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/jj519/diometfabs/P1000472_zpsobzwsclv.jpg
    We've only got one of those currently, and currently we have lines connecting from there to hooks in the wall. I thought we could have a second or third one of that, and then just erect both of those.
    Ah I get you. 
    Trouble is that you will need some bad boy hooks to take the strain off the weight of washing if it has to be attached to a wall.
    Oh no. The hooks that we've got atm are attached to a wall. I'd actually want it to be grounded into well, the ground, and then we can make sure we don't need to use the hooks in the wall
    Well as I said, my friend has very thick oak poles and they have been in situ for about 6 years so far but personally I would go for a rotary line, only one hole and not 2, no strangle hazard, looks nicer as can just be stored away in winter or guests are coming.
    Thanks though I don't think it's a major issue for my parents given that tbh petty much everyone in the area has it like that. Could I ask what you have though? So I know what to get for my own house? 
  • sarah1972sarah1972 Forumite, Ambassador
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    sarah1972 said:
    sarah1972 said:
    sarah1972 said:
    Not sure what you mean? Do you mean poles that are at either end? Why were they hooked to a wall? I have one friend who has large oak posts concreted into the ground with a washing line from one end to the other and another friend who had a hole drilled into the concrete and she puts a rotary line in it and takes it away when people come, also has the added benefit of no one being strangled by a long line. 
    Sorry, I mean something like this:

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/jj519/diometfabs/P1000472_zpsobzwsclv.jpg
    We've only got one of those currently, and currently we have lines connecting from there to hooks in the wall. I thought we could have a second or third one of that, and then just erect both of those.
    Ah I get you. 
    Trouble is that you will need some bad boy hooks to take the strain off the weight of washing if it has to be attached to a wall.
    Oh no. The hooks that we've got atm are attached to a wall. I'd actually want it to be grounded into well, the ground, and then we can make sure we don't need to use the hooks in the wall
    Well as I said, my friend has very thick oak poles and they have been in situ for about 6 years so far but personally I would go for a rotary line, only one hole and not 2, no strangle hazard, looks nicer as can just be stored away in winter or guests are coming.
    Thanks though I don't think it's a major issue for my parents given that tbh petty much everyone in the area has it like that. Could I ask what you have though? So I know what to get for my own house? 
    I have a rotary line on my lawn that I take down when not in use, personal preference though as I don’t like long traditional lines. 
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  • waqasahmedwaqasahmed Forumite
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    sarah1972 said:
    sarah1972 said:
    sarah1972 said:
    sarah1972 said:
    Not sure what you mean? Do you mean poles that are at either end? Why were they hooked to a wall? I have one friend who has large oak posts concreted into the ground with a washing line from one end to the other and another friend who had a hole drilled into the concrete and she puts a rotary line in it and takes it away when people come, also has the added benefit of no one being strangled by a long line. 
    Sorry, I mean something like this:

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/jj519/diometfabs/P1000472_zpsobzwsclv.jpg
    We've only got one of those currently, and currently we have lines connecting from there to hooks in the wall. I thought we could have a second or third one of that, and then just erect both of those.
    Ah I get you. 
    Trouble is that you will need some bad boy hooks to take the strain off the weight of washing if it has to be attached to a wall.
    Oh no. The hooks that we've got atm are attached to a wall. I'd actually want it to be grounded into well, the ground, and then we can make sure we don't need to use the hooks in the wall
    Well as I said, my friend has very thick oak poles and they have been in situ for about 6 years so far but personally I would go for a rotary line, only one hole and not 2, no strangle hazard, looks nicer as can just be stored away in winter or guests are coming.
    Thanks though I don't think it's a major issue for my parents given that tbh petty much everyone in the area has it like that. Could I ask what you have though? So I know what to get for my own house? 
    I have a rotary line on my lawn that I take down when not in use, personal preference though as I don’t like long traditional lines. 
    Thanks. My parents do kinda need a LOT of lines, which is probably why they have the "traditional lines"
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