Step 2: Installing the clothesline

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Drill holes where the hooks will be attached. If you are attaching the hooks to a masonry wall, you will need to drill the holes slightly bigger than the hook's thread. You will need to use anchoring slugs so the drill size will need to be adapted to those. If you are attaching the hooks to a brick wall, you will need to drill in the mortar between the bricks. If you don't, you run the risk of splitting a brick which is something you don't want to do. Use the hammer to drive the anchor in the wall and screw in the hook. Using a large screwdriver that you simply slip in the hook makes it a lot easier.

If you are attaching to a wood wall, try and screw the hook in a stud in order to make it a lot stronger.

For most people, the other end of the clothesline will be attached to a power pole. If you do so, keep in mind two things:
-Usually, it is illegal to use power poles to attach clotheslines but the utility companies tolerate such usage.
-Power lines carry many times the voltage required to kill you. Be careful when setting up your ladder and don't put the line too close to the power lines. As a rule of thumb, the higher the lines, the higher the voltage. We want you to keep on visiting the Instructables site so work safely.

Now that the hooks are attached, put on the pulleys (they just slip over the hooks) and start threading the line. Once the line is through the pulleys, attach the tension device and start cranking. When the tension is adequate, just leave it like that. Cut the excess wire.