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    What should I attach a washing line to?

    Handymen

    I’ve nailed one side to the house brick wall. Will the other side be ok nailed to a fence? I will use it to dry large towels and bedding out there so I need to make sure it can withstand the weight.

    Asked by Adam on 10th Apr 2020
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    I&O TOPLINE BUILDERS

    "Yes, should be fine. Depends on how strong your fences are."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    L&M Builders

    "I would suggest converting a pole into the ground as the fence will move through time .
    Kind regards
    Mick."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Handyman north east

    "Hi Adam
    I really don’t think the nail will hold normally you’d use a heavy duty rawl plug and a bolt hook
    Thanks Richy"

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Jun 2018 - report
    BS Handyman

    "If the fence and washing line are strong enough it should be fine.
    Otherwise buy a clothes pole and concrete it into the ground.
    Good luck."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Spic and Span Moss

    "Although it will hold initially it will over time damage your fence/panel.
    You are better off with a post unless you have any concrete at the opposite end to fix it to.."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Roundwood Services

    "Hi Adam! You might find that a slotted concrete post is more ideal, embedded into post concrete.."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Ground 2 Gutter

    "You would be better of using a screws than nails. And attach to a fence post rather than a panel."

    Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    MattPlumb

    "You'd be better fixing it to the brick with a rawl plug fixed hook, and fix it to the fence post. Better for supporting the weight. Clothing and towels get heavy when wet."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    DRIVE REFURBS

    "If you have wooden or concrete posts do the same with those make sure you use a proper fasting bolt when doing so."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Odd Jobs Kirriemuir

    "Ok - washing lines, you need to use a heavy duty hook if fixing to a wall, you need to realise washing can be quite heavy when wet which causes the line to sag.

    Depending on the height of the fence you could fasten it to that.

    Best option would to be buy a clothes line pole or a whirlybird. You can now buy spikes to fasten them into the ground instead of having to dig holes and set in cement."

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    ASE Cleaning and Maintenance Ltd

    "Don't attach the other end to a fence panel but a concrete fence or wooden post is ideal as long as it is sturdy and no movement."

    Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

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