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Fitting Rotary Clothes Line to Timber Decking

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by RP66, 28 Mar 2019.

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    All rotary clothes lines come with a spike for fitting in the ground, is it possible to find a spike that could be fixed to raised wooden decking?
     
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    a clothes drier takes a lot of shear force if loaded with sheets etc.
    Normally they anchor in concrete for good reason. ( or hammer into soil)
    a reasonable amount of pole has to go into the socket to be safe and not fall over.
    I guess that you could find a piece of tube and weld it to a flat plate, then drill a hole into the decking and surface mount the thing? Something like a flag pole or boat fitting might work but you'd need to be aware that it would put a lot of force on the decking boards and might just rip them out.
    ideally you need to sink the tube into the ground to prevent that
     
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    What’s under the decking?
     
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