I have a washing line outside and the lines on it are starting to break and am loosing lines here there and everywhere. Should I repair the lines by tying into knots or just buy a new washing line altogether?


Posted by kjgarner, 6th November 2015


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  • You can buy washing line thread from most hardware stores at very low prices.


  • Try and fix it at a low price and if it doesn’t work buy a new one!


  • Do not buy a new one. Go to bunnings and buy a new thread for it, it will cost very cheaply compared to buying a new one..


  • yeah try to fix it and if it keeps breaking etc get it fixed. or get a new one.


  • If you don’t want to tie the lines back up or are worried about odd knots, often you can buy a roll of the line in Bunnings or your local hardware store and rethread the washing line yourself. Try and take a little length of your broken line to the store and get some help to match it to one that will fit in yours.


  • I suppose if you can tie it up and it still works then go for it – otherwise you can usually buy replacement clips and/or lines from Bunnings and fix yourself.


  • It could be worth getting a quote to repair – my parents have a large hills hoist and it was cheaper to get repaired than replaced. Depends on what type of clothes line you have and how well the rest of it will last for too.


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