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
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.)
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.