Picture of Pulley Clothesline
Dry clothes without electricity! This simple and inexpensive ($20) pulley clothesline allows you to stay in a stationary shaded area while your clothes take the journey.

Step 1: Materials used - PVC Clothesline

Picture of Materials used - PVC Clothesline
Living in Hawaii, line dried clothes just makes sense (CENTS!). I've tried several types of commercially available clotheslines, but have found the PVC style to work the best ($8).
Anianna5 years ago
Whoa, you hung Mickey out to dry!

Good info here.  I use the PVC clothesline, as well, though setting it up on a pulley system sure would save a lot of work.  I find that the PVC resists the mildew and general ickiness other clotheslines tend to harbor and don't crease clothing as badly as wire lines. 
tommyrusso (author) 6 years ago
LEMONIE: The pulley is attached to our back lanai, solid 2x4 & 4x4 posts. GRANNY_LEAH2: I used PVC because it worked much better than the more common steel cable with green plastic coating. I also live 200 yards from windward facing shores, very tough conditions for anything made of metal. UPDATE: after a few months of daily use, these clothes lines still work great!
Can you explain why you like the PVC clothesline best?
lemonie6 years ago
The pulley you show appears to be mounted on rather weak fencing - can you show us what's really supporting it? Does the horizontal plank fix to fence-posts?