Rewire or Restring a clothesline
Restringing a clothesline can be time-consuming but it is possible if you are willing to give it a go. Having the instruction manual will be helpful. If you don’t have the manual for your particular washing line you might be able to find it online to download.
Before you start, find all the tools you need. These will include:
- mallet or hammer
If you can, also find the line tensioner tool from the initial installation - if you don’t have the original tensioner you might be able to buy a replacement, or a screwdriver or chisel should do the job.
You’ll also need a replacement line in the right thickness.
Laying out the line on the lawn first is a good idea as this straightens it and reduces tangles. You should also look at how the old line was installed and make a note before you remove it.
Remove the old line working from the inside being careful to keep the washing line arms evenly spaced. It can help to leave the very outer old line in place until you are nearly finished to help keep the arms spaced.
At each tensioner cut around 300-400mm on each side so the tensioner can be rotated and then the old line can be removed easily. Using the screwdriver on the top of the tensioner helps you to get the ends of the line out.
Take the new line and thread it through working each section from the centre out and pull through cleanly as needed to avoid the line tangling.
Then once the line is in place go around the tensioners again to ensure it is tight. Using a tape measure can ensure the arms are level and even.
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Want some help to rewire or restring your washing line?
Auckland Clotheslines can help
If you don’t think you have the skills to rewire your washing line, or you don’t have the time for maintenance jobs, then Auckland Clotheslines can do it for you.
We offer a repair and rewire service Auckland-wide for a range of clothesline makes and models and use the high-quality line that will last for years.
We also carry out a range of other repairs such as arm straightening and spring fixing and stock a range of spare parts.
Contact us to arrange repairs or to talk about our range of new clotheslines if yours is beyond repair.