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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will install at least 30 feet of permanent clothes line.



Some related articles
  - The Convenient Sturdy Outdoor Clothes Line
  - How to Build a Simple Clothes Line
  - How to Build a Simple Sturdy Clothes Line for Under $10
  - How to Install a Clothes Line









To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - install a permanent clothes line
      - at least 30 feet of line

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide:
   - a picture of the materials for installing the clothes line
   - an in progress picture halfway through the installation
   - an action shot of clothes hanging on the clothes line that is obviously more than 30 feet long
   - OR a 2-minute video of you doing this
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Here's the thread where I installed the lower clothesline: A child's laundry line is a useful thing! And a picture from that thread:


Here's a before picture from before I made the lower clothes line: https://permies.com/wiki/86788/Extreme-Clothespins-Henry-Berry-Dairy#716166

And more before pictures can be found here: https://permies.com/t/86763/Cloth-Shopping-Bags#720691



There's also mention of this clothesline from 5.5 years ago here

Here's a video of my clothesline, with me describing how it works.



To give extra documentation that I can actually make these clotheslines, and because one of the poles was leaning way too much, I took it apart and put it back together again! Here it is taken apart:



I hauled some big rocks to prop it up straight



Annoying clothesline tightener was stuck, so I couldn't loosen the line to get it to go on the post. After oiling it, I loosened it about 6 feet so it could go onto the poll. Here I am oiling it with olive oil:



Top clothesline hung again



Lower clothesline needed to be untied to reach the other side



So I tied it again with a laundry knot and reinstalled it



And here it is with clothes on it!




I measured the lines I took apart and reassembled. They were 30+ feet one way (my tape measure only went to 25 feet, and there was still at least 5 feet to the other end of the line.) Since I can and do use both top and bottom of each line, that's 30+30+30+30 (not even counting the longer line that I didn't disassemble that's at least another 45 feet one way.)

Staff note (paul wheaton) :

I certify that this BB is complete!

 
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I put up a clothesline in the laundry room.  We had one outside but it doesn't work so well in the winter.  There are 5 strings and they're each about 14' long.  I first put it up with 3 strings and then decided to add two more.
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Hanging stuff
Hanging stuff
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Supplies
Supplies
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Action shot of screwing the eyes into the 2x4
Action shot of screwing the eyes into the 2x4
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Screwed into the joists
Screwed into the joists
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All pretty on the left side
All pretty on the left side
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All pretty on the right side
All pretty on the right side
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I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

 
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Here is my BB attempt!

Equipment:

- 4 x eyelettes
- 50' of Cord
- Drill
- Screw Driver
- Exacto Knife

Area: Our gazebo! We can put clothes out if the weather is less than idea and if it gets windy (which it does!) at least we won't find them in with the chickens.


The length of one line is a little over 16 feet. I installed 2 lines.







Drying lines installed!



Laundry being dried!


Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

I certify this BB complete!

 
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