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Old 01-14-2011, 04:27 PM   #21
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Thanks for the link. This site is quite useful, as well. Repair techs seem to frequent their forum.

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Old 01-14-2011, 06:11 PM   #22
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I would love to stop but I have no place to hang clothes. Too many trees in the back yard and neighbors in front who would complain.
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I have a stronger longer clothesline in my family room downstairs for heavier items. One end is attached to the steel beam support thingie and the other to a heavy duty nail driven into one end of my downstairs fireplace mantle (untreated railroad tie). I roll it up over my fist and secure with a velcro strap when not in use.
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Thanks for that retractable clothesline link.
I've been looking for one of those for quite awhile. If they are like the ones I'm familiar with they won't hold up to heavy duty use, but the ladies in my house delicate items that are too delicate to machine dry. My daughters shrieked when I brought a pack of clothespins home and explained what they were.
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Thanks for that retractable clothesline link.
I've been looking for one of those for quite awhile. If they are like the ones I'm familiar with they won't hold up to heavy duty use, but the ladies in my house delicate items that are too delicate to machine dry. My daughters shrieked when I brought a pack of clothespins home and explained what they were.
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My daughters shrieked when I brought a pack of clothespins home and explained what they were.
With "joy" or with "horror"?

My daughter has this skeptical eye-rolling look that makes me feel like I'm behind the display glass of a museum exhibit...
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With "joy" or with "horror"?

My daughter has this skeptical eye-rolling look that makes me feel like I'm behind the display glass of a museum exhibit...
Definitely not joy, but not horror either. More like shock and awe followed by the requisite eye-rolling you described so well. OTOH I did get a bit of a lecture just last evening from the "green child" about drying racks.
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We just use collapsable racks in our living room (unless company is coming over). In winter it is so dry they tend to dry quickly. If it cold enough that we have the living room fire place on they dry very quickly.
Saves money and power
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