Have you every asked yourself is a folding frame washing line any better than a rotary one? Below I try to answer some of the many questions I get asked about these very different styles of washing lines and clothes lines.
This article discusses the main key points and differences that exist between these two styles of washing lines, both of which are still very popular today.
To Spin or not to Spin, that is the question!
The first thing we need to look at is what exactly these washing lines do and how they do it.
With both the wall mounted and rotary washing lines available in a range of sizes, with the rotary made in different head diameters.5 metres in diameter and ranging up to 6 metres for the really big models!)
There are generally two styles of rotary washing lines, those that can be folded and removed after installation and those that are permanently fixed into the ground.
By far, the folding style of rotary washing line is the most popular sold around the world, with the permanently installed rotaries more popular in Australia where the rotary washing was invented and probably also because they have larger blocks with more room.
Materials used in construction are basically aluminium or steel and can be painted in a range of colours, with the most popular being Heritage Green and Beige, or just natural aluminium or galvanised steel.
The wall mounted washing line is one that as attaches to the wall or can also be mounted free standing with the use of a ground mount conversion kit.
The different styles of wall mounts are ones that are both long and narrow or ones that are shorter and come out further from the wall.
You can also install and use all the wall mounted washing lines indoors, which is great for those countries who have bad weather.
The wall mounted washing lines are commonly found in countries such as New Zealand and Australia, with rotarys far more common throughout other regions.
When it comes to comparing the two styles, the rotary washing line offers the most line space but also requires the most area.
The wall mounted lines are more compact so are perfect for smaller yards and areas such as passage ways and walkways, but do not have the drying area of the rotary’s.
The key points really are how much washing are you or your family going to generate and how much washing line or drying space you are going to need.