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2" Galv STL Tee Post
WHITNEY DESIGN offers this T-Post pole assembly for use in setting up a clothesline drying system in your yard. This T-Post will accommodate up to 7 clotheslines. The three piece pole is made from 2" diameter galvanized steel and the three pieces fit snugly together. It also comes with a 32" cross arm and 7 eye bolts used to connect the clothesline to the cross arm. It is shipped with the bolts and nuts for mounting the cross arm. Item #T-2050
32-inch-wide cross arm with 7 eye bolts for securing up to 7 clotheslines
Easy to install; bolts and nuts for mounting the cross arm included
Measures 2 by 32 by 90 inches
Galvanized steel post for setting up a clothesline drying system outside
3 2-inch-wide pieces fit snugly together to ensure maximum strength
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35 of 36 found the following review helpful:
Light Duty OnlyJul 19, 2008
By Mike B
Product comes as 4 pieces with line fastening/tightening bolts. To erect the pole, 3 piece sleeve poles slide into each other and this is a flawed design. After setting the pole into the ground and attaching the top crossbar, the crossbar will rotate freely as the pole sleeves will swivel by 360 degrees. This makes line tightening awkward. To prevent pole rotation, I drilled and inserted several sheet metal screws into the poles at the sleeve.
Tightening the lines is frustrating for two reasons. First, the line tightening bolts are too short at 2 5/8". This limits your ability to tighten the lines as the bolt should be at least 6" long.
Second, the poles tend to bend or flex during the line tightening process.. Even though I set the poles into concrete footings, the design/thickness of the poles allows them to flex toward each other. In order to get the lines tight, you must tighten and re-tighten the lines several times before you realize you have gone to the expense and trouble of setting a piece of junk into concrete footings.
Finally, the product description explains that the pole should be set into the ground by only 10". Simply put, do not try this unless you are setting each pole firmly into a large mass of at least 2 60lb bags of concrete. I sank my poles 20" into the concrete footing.
I recommend purchasing a good quality one piece unit and avoid this product.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Poor designOct 20, 2012
By RIZZO _*.*_
The poor design here is that you need to assemble the poles using three sections of pipe. This causes it to be weak and a poor design. The tension from tightening the clothesline causes both poles to bend toward each other. Thus, the upper poles tend to slip off and bend once you tighten the lines more.
Apparently the pipes have been factory modified and now the pipes have a groove that makes it fit into another pipe, but they don't go into one another far enough or deep enough.
The lines (not included) need to be very tight. This clothesline pole is equipped for seven lines.
The eyebolts that came with the set are too short, not enough threads. The eyebolts need to have longer threads so you can tighten the lines. I replaced two of the eyebolts, one on each pole at opposite ends. This was needed for tightening.
MY MODIFICATION OF THE POLES:
Along with the two larger eyebolts, I purchased two 10-foot length of inch & a half pipe that I cut to 91" and drove it into the ground 5 or 6 inches to make the entire pole rigid. So, I put a pipe inside another pipe.
SEE PICTURE of BEFORE and AFTER on this product page.
What the company should have done is TEST this before you put it on the market. Erect, and wash several loads of clothes for complete test.
It winded up costing me extra, but a REAL clothesline is better than those jackleg umbrella things! .......Rizzo
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
POLES WAY TOOOOOO WEAK - BENT!Oct 10, 2012
We purchased two sets of these poles - hired someone to put them in properly, and when they put the lines on and just barely started to tighten them, the poles both leaned inward.... bent towards the lines. Now they have to go buy a heavy steel pole to put INSIDE each of them since they are set in concrete. They are just way too weak, and come in three sections, which make them even weaker. I would never recommend these for any use! ... but certainly not for clotheslines with the tightening of the lines, and the weight of the clothes. What a disappointment.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
I got the old problem t2050; apparantly the new style has resolved problems...WELL, NOT SO MUCH...Jul 12, 2011
I purchased my set from the local hardware store after reading good reviews from another site. I too found the poles to fit loosely and rotate after I had already let the concrete cure. I called the company and it turns out I happened to get the old style. They are sending me out the newer style, at no cost,which has supposedly fixed the problems. I'll find out in a few days. Sadly, I am still out the concrete and labor and time spent on this project. At least the company has acknowledged the problem and is willing to replace it. So, if your going to purchase from a store be sure it is not the old version which has "Whitney Design" on the box.
I'll post when the new poles are in...
July 27 2011
After a few shipping errors, the company finally did get me a replacement set of poles. However, I really cannot find the "improved design" with the new set. So, I tried adding concrete inside the two bottom posts to see if that would make the connection solid. No Luck! The post still wobbles around. I am sorry I have wasted so much time, effort, and money. I will be contacting the company again and requesting my money back. If you want a set of laundry line poles that wont wobble, bend, or twist, I suggest getting a one-piece pole instead of a kit with three sections that make the post. Here I was thinking I'll just get a kit and make it easy on myself for a change, ya right! Home-made is better.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
AcceptableMar 14, 2012
By J. Shackelford
These work as a clothesline system, though not what you might have bought forty years ago. I would forget any idea about not setting them in concrete. We put them 20 inches in, with four inches of concrete, but still had to go back and do 20 inches of concrete.
The three part system comes in handy for us, as occasionally we have to drive a truck back by the laundry area, and if we take the T-pieces off the top of these, we can then squeeze the truck through.
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