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Post: #172686 rachelk
Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:41 pm

I have quite a hight ceiling in the kitchen can you still buy the clothes airers that hang from a pully.
Would like to put one over the woodburner

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Post: #172688 snapdragon
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:02 pm

Yes they do - often called Sheila Maid
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Post: #172689 thesunflowergal
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:03 pm

There are quite a few places online that sell them. Lakeland do one called a "traditional airer", but other places do them cheaper. I am sure that quite a few people on here have them, and will be able to advise you further.
I looked into getting one but as my ceilings are not the highest and my hubby is 6ft 6, I decided that it might be more hassle than it was worth :lol:
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Re: clothes airer

Post: #172695 Annpan
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:54 pm

Up here, in sunny Scotland you can buy the cast iron 'pulley ends', the strips of wood and the 'pulley rope' from good old fashioned hardware stores (not B+Q mind, the proper wee shops) We got our pulleys (ie the wheely bits) from B+Q because the wee hardware shop didn't have them in stock.

But you could just nail some bits of wood together and avoid the need for the cast iron bits.

We call the whole thing a pulley.
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Post: #172702 MuddyWitch
Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:40 pm

Try fleabay, just type 'ceiling airer' into the search box, there are dozens!

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Post: #172708 Cloud
Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:52 pm

I saw an old fashioned wooden one in a shop in Buckingham this lunchtime. Didn't see the price, but I bet it wasn't cheap (given the shop it was it) but it really did looked the part. I was wishing our kitchen roof was tall enough for it.
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Re: clothes airer

Post: #172709 Urban Ayisha
Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:12 am

i know natural collection do a couple of FSC ones but depending on yr budget i would try the above avenues first! my parents have got one and they are so brilliant. they dont have tall ceilings either so they put theirs on the landing over the stairs so there was room. just an idea!

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Post: #172742 Green Aura
Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:26 am

If you don't have very high ceilings you can always put it where you don't stand underneath. *

Ours is over the sink - that way you can put wet stuff on and it won't damage anything dripping and you don't get the smoke from your stove making all your clothes smell of bonfire night :lol:

*I am, of course, making the assumption that you don't stand in the sink :shock: :lol:
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Re: clothes airer

Post: #172756 wulf
Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:02 am

That's what I'd call an "angel". A wonderful, romantic name for what is actually a very sensible and functional idea (as long as you aren't in a modern, low-ceilinged house).

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Re: clothes airer

Post: #172853 growingthings
Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:35 am

snapdragon wrote:I looked into getting one but as my ceilings are not the highest and my hubby is 6ft 6, I decided that it might be more hassle than it was worth



Same here, as our ceilings are so low you can touch them, but ours (bought off a carboot for £2-50) fits perfectly infront of the chimney breast over the tiled hearth which no one stands on as it has a fire guard around it. It is one of the best things we got esp as we had rather alot of nappies to dry

Well worth the investment...but I would say that having only spent £2-50!!! :mrgreen:

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Re: clothes airer

Post: #172860 snapdragon
Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:58 am

I had the iron ends, found put out for rubbish in a house that we were renting years ago. I think I gave them away - would be useful now though - especially with fleece to get dry
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Re: clothes airer

Post: #172933 Thomzo
Sat Oct 17, 2009 7:37 pm

Well, that certainly worked for the google ads. There was a link to a place selling them just now.

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Re: clothes airer

Post: #172939 Mullein
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:09 pm

Annpan wrote:Up here, in sunny Scotland you can buy the cast iron 'pulley ends', the strips of wood and the 'pulley rope' from good old fashioned hardware stores (not B+Q mind, the proper wee shops) We got our pulleys (ie the wheely bits) from B+Q because the wee hardware shop didn't have them in stock.

But you could just nail some bits of wood together and avoid the need for the cast iron bits.

We call the whole thing a pulley.


Agreed!

Forget Lakeland and Natural Collection - get yourself to an Ironmonger for the mechanical bits and pieces you need to form a pulley (technical term)

and consider hanging it somewhere other than the kitchen (cooking smells)

On a practical note - think about drying things on hangers from the pulley rather than draped over it. You'll get much more on it and won't have to iron most things (probably)

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Re: clothes airer

Post: #172955 Green Aura
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:55 am

Ironing? I vaguely remember that :lol: :lol:
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Re: clothes airer

Post: #174165 ktpie
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:36 am

Wow growingthings, that was a bargain, I've been having a look for one of these and the traditional style airers start at about £30. I'm thinking of getting the Ikea steel version for £12.99, plus I think it is a bit smaller so will fit in easier for us.


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