Equipment & Supplies
- Leigh #HD283G T-Pole Clothesline kit from Ace Hardware (thx for the b-day reward card!)
- 2 60# bags of Cheap Quickcrete
- Old landscaping spikes I had around the house (any stiff metal rods would do)
- 16 gallon plastic mixing tub
- Cordless drill, rubber mallet, hacksaw, screwdrivers, and other misc. hand tools
- Oddball piece of PVC Pipe that just fits inside sleeves
- Strong back, weak mind
- Get the directions out of the clothesline kit box. READ THEM. Verify kit inventory.
- Survey installation site, measure (~20ft pole-to-pole), start digging. Nice big deep holes.
- Drive PVC pipe into bottom of hole as standoff to set pole height
- Plumb poles and stabilize sleeve with spikes or rods near top
- Mix & pour concrete, I got all fancy with domes at the top!
- Remove excess dirt.
- Put poles up next day, run line. Mission Complete!
The whole project cost about $75 including the mixing tub. My previous 10.5-gallon tub finally bit the dust, so I upgraded to the 16 gallon. Here’s for a little investment in conservation!