Frequent question: How do you remove a Hills Hoist?

To remove a Hills folding rotary clothes line from its ground socket, you need to turn the locking colar and dis-engaged this from the ground socket to start with and then the clothesline should lift out.

How do you get a washing pole out of the ground?

Dig around the cement base with a shovel. If your pole doesn’t have a cement base, dig around the pole until you’re able to lean against the pole, working it loose. You can then remove the pole.

How much is a Hills Hoist worth?

Fully galvanised and traditional style – prices range from around $470 – $600. Budget fixed Hills Hoist models with plastic crank case – prices range from $350 – $440. Premium modern folding rotary models – prices range from $280 – $360.

How do you remove a Hills Hoist from the ground socket?

Step by step:

  1. Get some warm soapy water.
  2. Undo the locking cap and pour warm soapy water into the ground socket hole.
  3. Rock the stem of the Hills rotary clothesline, to get water around the pole.
  4. Wait approximately five minutes, then try guiding the rotary clothesline out of the ground socket.
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How do you cut down a clothesline pole?

Use a fine-toothed metal-cutting blade and don’t force it. They’ll zip off in under a minute. If you find that you can’t get your cut low enough, go as low as you can, then make two opposing vertical cuts down the center from the top. Whack the quarters outward with a heavy hammer so they’re below grade.

How do you get a rotary spike out of the ground?

Dig around it a little then drill holes in either side about 3cm down and slide a metal rod through (something like a large screwdriver) then spin it to dislodge it whilst slowly pulling it upwards.

How do you change a clothesline?

All you need is a one-foot strip of duct tape and scissors or clippers to cut the old rope. With the new rope in hand, carefully cut the old rope, making sure not to drop it. Then put the new and old ropes together end to end.

How do you remove metal post from concrete?

If this doesn’t work, your only recourse short of breaking up the pad is to cut the posts flush with an angle grinder or reciprocating saw that has a metal-cutting blade attached. You may be able to hide the cut posts by grinding the ends to get them below the concrete surface and covering each one with concrete patch.

Who really invented the Hills Hoist?

The Hills Hoist was developed in Adelaide, South Australia by World War II veteran Lance Hill in 1945. As the story goes: Hill got home from the war and realized his backyard was getting crowded, so he designed and built a rotary clothesline from some old pipe.

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How big is a Hills Hoist?

It’s manufactured from thick galvanised steel, cast aluminium components and has traditional galvanised steel clothes wire. With a 4m head diameter and 440mm hoisting capacity, it is ideal for larger families and easily accommodates king size sheets.