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Leifheit 85215 Linomatic 40 m Rotary Clothes Line with Retractable Lines
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- Next generation Rotary clothes line
- Washing lines retract into arms to keep clean, tidy, and tangle free.
- Easy &simple pull cord lift - no ducking under the lines to lift and lock arms in place.
- All aluminium. No rust spots on clothes and lighter to carry.
- Longer than average arms. Washing more spread out, longer length outer line.
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The Leifheit Linomatic is the next generation of Rotary clothes lines. Washing lines cleverly retract into the arms to keep them clean, tidy, and tangle free. The rotary is opened with an easy pull cord lift mechanism, simply pull red toggle and walk backwards. This lifting line retracts tidily when the arms are open. To lower arms just pull the release lever on the central pole, walk away, arms lower and the lines retract. Strong all aluminium construction is used on the Linomatic. The key benefit is no danger of rust spots on clothes. Galvanised or painted rotaries will eventually become scratched and will rust in places. Rust marks on clothes are notoriously difficult to shift. Aluminium construction also makes the Linomatic much lighter for carrying in and out of storage. 4 long arms spread the washing out. The Linomatic's arms are longer than average product meaning that the outer lengths of line are longer and more useful for larger items like sheets. Longer overall length of line does not necessarily mean longer usable line lengths between each arm. 40 mtr (130 ft ) line length; Outside line usable length - 1.86mtrs; Diagonal dimension across the open arms - 3.03 mtrs. Socket size 50 mm, requires concreting into ground. Alternatively, purchase a Leifheit screw in socket, article number 85606. Made in Germany and Guaranteed for 3 years. Supplied by Leifheit, a major European brand of well designed quality houseware products.
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I have always avoided rotary dryers as I believed that they weren't as good as the ordinary garden washing line. I thought that the clothes in the middle of the others would not dry as well as the ones on the outer - so far I have been proven wrong! Mind you, it has been blowing a gale for the couple of days so I doubt anything could stay damp in that wind.
You are provided with a "tube" to cement into the ground. Fortunately for us my sister is good at the building side of DIY and did this for us.
The rotary line is quite heavy - it takes quite an effort for me to lift and carry it to place, but at least this means that it will stay put and not be blown out of the hole by a strong gust of wind.
It is also quite a pull to extend it all the way using the line with the red toggle attached.
I am astonished at the capability and capacity of this dryer. It holds significantly more than our ordinary washing line used to.
If I was being pedantic then I would say, especially given the RRP, that the company were a bit on the miserly side not including a cover. They are available to purchase though.
The Leifheit Linomatic 40m Rotary Clothes Line is certainly no exception to this rule. The rotary clothes line incorporates a great deal of clever designing along with good production and the incorporation of high quality materials. The end result is an incredibly sturdy and what will no doubt be a long-lasting rotary clothes line.
The mechanism for opening-out and then closing-down the retractable arms is smooth and easy to perform. Simply pulling on the pull-cord opens out the arms, and then lifting up the release-catch brings the arms back down into the vertical position - all without any tangling of the lines whatsoever.
Installing the rotary line is a pretty simple job. You just need to dig a hole in the ground, add a couple of bricks to the bottom, fill it up with concrete and then stick the mounting socket into the middle, make sure it's all level, and you're basically done (see the attached video).
To make the job even easier, I used Postcrete instead of your bog-standard concrete. This means that the mounting socket could be set in place within just 5 - 10 mins and there was no faffing around with mixing up concrete or anything.
Since having the rotary line up we've been incredibly impressed with both the amount of items that can be hung on it at one time (around two full wash loads), as well as the sturdiness and overall high quality of the product.
As such, we'd certainly recommend the rotary line - however it can't be denied that it's got quite a price tag attached to it! Another case of you get what you pay for.
The lightweight aluminium construction makes it easy to carry, but you may not need to carry it at all because of the clever way the lines are concealed (and hence kept clean) when the drier is collapsed. As long as you install it somewhere out of sight, you can just leave it in place, much of the time, knowing the lines will be clean when you next use it.
The arms are long and the lines well-spaced, so you get far more use out of the 40m than with some other driers. They're very thin, though, so you might find you need new pegs such as Leifheit 85660.
It comes with a concrete-in socket (just dig a hole and use a bag of post-setting stuff to fix it in place with stones underneath for drainage). If you want a screw-in socket, you'll have to buy it separately.
We love this drier. I've docked a star for the high price because conventional, good-quality aluminium driers are available for considerably less, but the Leifheit's worth the extra, if you have the cash.
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