Installing a parallel clothesline

Installing a parallel clothesline and assembly instructions.

The following items are supplied with the dryer

  • Top drying frame and top section of the center mast, preassembled and pre strung.
  • Lower section of center mast.
  • Ground socket with aluminum cap
  • One M6 bolt

Materials required for the concrete base

5 kilos of cement

20 kilos of sand

9 inch by 9 inch cavity block,Block1


60 pounds of ready mix concrete

9 inch by 9 inch cinder block,

All are available from your local builders providers.

Step 1

Mix enough cement to fill the Center of the cavity block. ( the mix is 1 part cement 4 parts sand )

Place the socket into the block and let it set.

Leave at least 2.5 cm to 5 cm (1 to 2 inches) of the socket above the block .


*** Be careful not to let the cement rise up the center of the socket ***

Step 2

Dig a hole which is about 30 cm (12 inches) square and about 40 cm (18 inches) deep. If you save the piece of lawn removed, you will be able to replace it later.


Place some small stones in the bottom of the hole, just under the bottom end of the socket and surround them with cement, this will allow rainwater to drain away.

Be sure the fill is enough to bring the top of the socket just below the level of the lawn, if the top of the socket is protruding it will prevent you from running the lawnmower over this spot, so leave it just below the level of the soil.

Now fill the rest of the hole with concrete, if you leave it below the level of the lawn you will be able to replace the sod that you removed earlier.

Step 3

Connect the lower section of the mast to the upper section and set the height required.

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When opening the dryer slide the lower bracket up to the colar and hook, open the hook to alow the bracket to pass and reach the collar, check the lines to make sure there are no tangles or snags and keep fingers clear as the bracket reaches the colar.  The parallel arms are fitted with a hinge at the mid point, insert the 6mm pin used to keep the hinge closed.


Now before the base sets place the open clothes dryer into the socket and adjust the dryer making sure it is straight and level.

When not in use the rotary clothesline can be removed from the socket and stored away, and fit the aluminum socket cap which is supplied.