When we decided to fence off the back portion of the backyard for Chicken and future goat use - we had to move the clothesline. Mrs Phantom refused to have to lug baskets of clothes through fencing and gates. We hunted online till we found one that was the style we wanted and during a snow day in March - it was installed. Previous to the snow - I had dug and made a very good concrete foundation for the clothesline.
Let me share some info - the Clothesline that we got- advertised it would hold 4 loads of laundry at one time. Sturdy pole and flexible cord that would handle wet laundry. So now flash forward about a week - Mrs Phantom is ready to try out the new clothesline and hangs a load of towels out.
It was not all that windy out - really just a great Spring day to hang out clothes.
Yeah the sturdy pole SNAPPED.
Needless to say we were not impressed and after going through the hassle of getting the thing and then it breaking - we're not dealing with that website again, and are now thinking of other options. We love our towels and bed sheets in the summer to smell fresh and like sunshine. Back to the drawing board we go.