Top positive review
Good - but use the two lines together
13 May 2013
I chose a 2 line retractable line thinking that if I had too much washing for one line I could use both - unfortunately one line is not strong enough to take even one lot of double bedding on its own, so I now use both lines together. Used this way it takes the weight. I have also found that because the actual reel swivels on the fixing bracket it can affect the tautness of the extended line. The trick is to extend the line and fix it onto the hook at your chosen site, then go back and pull the line as tight as you can before locking it into the two lugs underneath the reel. This all sounds pretty obvious, I know, but because of the reel swivelling it can be a bit hit and miss.
Having said all this, I do find it very useful and much prefer it to one of those whirly things, or worse, a permanent line strung out across the garden. The fact that the line retracts means it it always clean. A bit pricey.....it was available, at a third of the price!! - in one of the local "cheapy" supermarkets a week after I bought this through Amazon, as was the clothes prop I bought to go with it. However, that was just my bad luck.
Although this is a review on the product and not the supplier, I must add that the supplier was absolutely wonderful...having received a faulty line originally, they immediatley sent a replacement, so full marks to them :)