How To Install a Hills Hoist Galvanised Clothesline

This article is designed to help you install the  Hills Hoist Galvanised Clothesline, by offering some tips and advice on the clothes hoist installation process. 

Before you begin, please read the Hills Owner's Manual and warnings before installing and using this product.

The  Fixed Head style clothes hoist is the most challenging of clotheslines to install, so this installation guide helps break down each of the core steps to make the process easier for you to understand and follow. 

Where to Start With your Galvanised Clothesline Installation

Step 1.

  • Lay out your clothesline in parts to ensure nothing is missing. 
  • Select a suitable site with about one meter clearance on all sides of the galvanised clothesline.

how to install hills hoist galvanised clothesline

Tools Required For the Installation

  • Spade
  • Level
  • Pliers
  • Screwdrivers
  • A good quality ready-to-mix dry cement
  • Some blue metal, which we placed at the bottom of the hole. 

Step 2.

Dig the hole for the clothes hoist to be installed into which should be about 800 millimeters deep and approximately 200 millimeters in diameter. 

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Place the "Main Standard"(bottom section of the clothes hoist with the handle section) in the hole and check if it is a convenient height for the operator. 

how to install hills hoist galvanised clothesline

Step 3.

Next step is to fit the arms into the cross section and then, place the arm stay brackets in the locating arm. 

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Squeeze the arm stay brackets together, to help align the holes. Insert the correct bolt and nut and repeat the same step for each arm. It's important at this stage not to tighten any of the screws. 

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Attach the stay to each of the arm stay brackets and repeat this process for the other three stays. 

how to install hills hoist galvanised clothesline

Ensure the top cap, lower assembly, is in place at the top of the pole and that the locating bolt on the cross aligns with the bolt on the lower assembly. This will ensure the correct alignment of the arms.

how to install hills hoist galvanised clothesline

Step 4.

Place the upper assembly on the top cap. Ensure all screws are tightened at the top of the upper assembly. 

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Now that the head is fully assembled, tighten all screws. Take care to very gently knock in the end caps.

how to install hills hoist galvanised clothesline

Step 5.

Uncoil the wire across your lawn. This makes it easier to thread into the line and reduces any tangling. 

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Starting from the closest line to the center, thread the wire through. Tie off the wire using pliers. 

how to install hills hoist galvanised clothesline

Pinch it and wind the end back around the wire, going the opposite direction to the next line, as this will ensure the lines are not pulled all the same direction. Pull the slack out of each line and pull down. However, do not pull too hard on the outside lines, as this will put slack on the inside lines.

how to install hills hoist galvanised clothesline

how to install hills hoist galvanised clothesline

Step 6.

It's important to ensure that all the staples across the top of the arm are in line. 

how to install hills hoist galvanised clothesline

Step 7.

Mix the concrete as per the instructions. 

how to install hills hoist galvanised clothesline

This can be done in a bucket or wheelbarrow, but the more experienced can mix this directly in the hole. 

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Ensure the line is level 

how to install hills hoist galvanised clothesline

Do not use the Hills Hoist clothesline for at least three days after installation, and if desired, you can place the original piece of grass on top of the concrete.

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 To ensure your clothesline remains in place, it is strongly recommended that you do not use the clothes hoist or clothesline for at least three days after installation.

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The Fully Installed Hills Hoist

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Lifestyle Clotheslines provides a complete clothesline and washing line installation service in all major metro areas of Australia, so if you need any help at all with the installation of your new clothesline please feel free to get in touch on 1300 798 779 or visit our  clothesline installation page here for more details.

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