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How to Install A Clothesline

Wednesday, 4 February 2015 4:32:41 pm Australia/Sydney


Clotheslines are essential in every home, and a fold down clothesline will allow you efficient use of your outdoor space.

Project Steps:

  • Step 1: Read the instructions
  • Step 2: Assembly and Location
  • Step 3: Installation


Project Checklist


  • Clothesline
  • Pencil
  • Spirit level
  • Drill and drill bits
  • Ground mounting kit (if necessary)

Step 1

The manufacturer’s instructions will outline assembly and mounting instructions so take some time to read these before you start the job.

Step 2

Start with assembling your clothesline as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Choose a wall that has direct sunlight and that is easily accessible, but most importantly has the capacity to hold the weight of the clothesline. If you do not have a suitable wall, then drop by your local Mitre 10 to get some advice on a ground mount kit.

Step 3

Mark the required height on the wall and use a spirit level to draw a straight line; recommended mounting height is usually 50mm above the user’s height. Mark the drill holes of the mounting brackets on the wall and measure the width between the brackets. Check your measurement is the same width as your clothesline. You are now ready to drill the brackets into your wall. Now refer back to the manufacturer’s assembly instructions to attach your clothesline to the brackets. It’s that simple!

Copyright Mitre 10 Australia Pty Ltd. Reproduction prohibited other than for personal use. This guide has been produced to provide basic information and our experienced staff are available to answer any questions you may have. However, this information is provided for use on the understanding that Mitre 10 is not liable for any claim, cost, expense, loss or damage which is suffered or incurred (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss), for any personal injury or damage to property suffered or sustained as a result of or arising out of or in any way connected with using the information contained in this guide. Mitre 10 advises you to call in a qualified trades person, such as an electrician or plumber, where expert services are required, and to independently assess any safety precautions that will need to be followed prior to using the information in this guide.