Better Dri 30m Retractable 2 Clothes Lines850/1240

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The Better Dri Retractable 2 Clothes lines is a great space saving solution. With 2 lines, it offers 30 metres of drying space, holding up to 15kg of laundry. Easy to assemble, it comes with the necessary fittings.

  • Total drying space 30m.
  • Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.

790 reviews

Overall rating (4.1)

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4 / 5
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Good vaule

Does the job well, nice long line. Has all the needed bits in the pack so was easy to install.

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4 / 5
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OK

Not bad. Simple to put up and cheap price. However toggles to make lines taut are not the greatest, so lines sag a bit, especially with heavy washing. Motto - you get what you pay for.

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5 / 5
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Surprisingly good!

Wanted a retractable line for our garden & found this with good reviews on Argos. It was smaller than expected - this is a good thing. I imagined a huge box on the side of my house but actually it's pretty discrete! Comes with good strong hooks & was easily installed. The line is just plastic so I was worried about stretching but it stood up to some heavy loads this weekend (bedding, towels etc) I recommend a line prop. Hooks underneath make the line taught each time and is easy to do.

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Is there a way of locking the line so it remains taut during use?

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By hooking the line around two hooks which are underneath the plastic box

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yes twirl round the notch on case twice holds perfect

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Yes. There's a part of the casing moulded in a way to allow the line to be wound twice and lock on itself. There is some give in the line, but it appears quite strong, and with a support pole should be OK.

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Underneath the main unit there's some plastic hooks - you just wrap the line round it once you've extended it & that keeps it taught. Very easy.

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It has to be wrapped around a plastic toggle. A little awkward but stable.

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Yes you have to wind it round the cleat. Bit of a fiddle but it is ok

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I was worried about this myself but it has a little hook at the bottom that you wrap the line round and it stays taut when you put your washing on. It works really well, I also use a washing rod in the middle to hang the line higher.
Hope this helps.

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Yes there are locators to tie both lines secure

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you need to wrap the line around the prongs twice nice and tight, then it shouldn't slip when hanging out your washing :)

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Yes. Look at the bottom of the unit and you'll find 2 moulded bits of plastic which you can use to wrap each line around. They seem very solid and will stop either line retracting during use.

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Are the two lines too close to each other when both in use?

In the picture the gap between one line and the other seems very small, did people find this caused a problem when using both lines to hang washing?

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I have two posts.so one line hook I pass over hook on one post and attach to second post.I then attach second line hook to second post which gives me three lines This creates three lines in triangular shape perfect. I wouldn't use them on one post.

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no I have put my 2 lines quite far apart , so this was not a problem at all

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is it a steel coated line

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Just bought this item, the line is not steel coated. The best way i can describe it is twisted nylon covered with a PVC tubing. I had one prevoiusly and it lasted around 7 years, so would definetly recommend. Hope that helps!

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No ! its saggy plastic :-(

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No its plastic but very strong

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Jimbo, it is a plastic coated line

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It doesn't feel as though there was a steel core. I think it is a plastic line.

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No it is plastic coated.

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No

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No. The line is Nylon. Nylon lines do tend to stretch over time with use, but this wouldn't be a problem with the line being retractable as it can be tightened each time its fastened. Steel wouldn't be an appropriate material due to it having less flexure than nylon so it would be more difficult to recoil. Steel lines would be better suited to fixed lines.

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