How to realign clothesline from up high?
October 18, 2011 1:55 AM Subscribe
How can I realign a clothesline on a pulley 30 feet off the ground without a ladder or the handyperson?
posted by ayc200 to home & garden (8 answers total)
I guess the wind blew the clothesline off the groove of the pulley. The rope is now caught between the plastic pulley and the U-shaped hardware clinching it. The line can still move, but as I weigh it down with more wet laundry, the friction prevents it from going any further.
I tried untying the knot and flicking the line in a parabolic arc, similar to a jumprope, but to no avail. Last resort would be to call the landlord. Or to use a dryer tomorrow when the laundromat opens. I'm on the second floor if that helps.