airer instruction video – Pulleymaid™
By Step Guide
from the adjacent wall, tap across the ceiling
to locate the joist for the double pulley. When
a hollow sound is replaced with a more solid one
mark this position with a pencil.
out the required distance between the two pulleys
and tap in towards the first fixing point. Locate
and mark the position of the ceiling joist as
On the adjacent wall mark two fixing points for
the cleat hook using the hook as a template.
the pilot holes for the pulleys ensuring that
these are wide and deep enough to take the full
depth of the pulley shaft. Drill the holes for
the cleat hook and insert the raw plugs.
each pulley shaft with a light oil and gently
screw each pulley into the ceiling. The double
pulley should be the one closest to the adjacent
wall and the single should be the one furthest
the cleat hook to the adjacent wall using the
screws and raw plugs provided.
the rope through the pulleys as detailed above
and tie the rack ends to the end of the ropes.
Ensure that the rope is not rubbing against the
pulley blocks and can run free on the wheels.
each rack end so that it is flush with the ceiling
and tie a knot in the loop of the rope at chest
height. Lower the airer tying further knots at
40cm intervals until all the rope is tided away.
insert the wooden laths into the rackends and
put some laundry on to test.
to consider when installing a laundry drying rack
a pulley maid clothes airer is well within the means
of most semi competent DIY gurus and novices and with
a few small adaptations they are suitable for most
locations. But as with all DIY projects there are
always some things to consider. We have listed our
top installation tips below, along with some does
and don’ts to help make sure your installation
project runs smoothly.
laths can be cut to size. Purchase a clothes airer longer
than required and trim these to fit the space perfectly.
Most ceiling joists will run either parallel with the
wall or will meet it at a 90 degree angle. These are
normally spaced 35cm apart.
To locate hard to find joists, use a small pin and tap
into the plasterboard at 5cm intervals. These holes
will be unnoticeable and can be refilled afterwards.
the pulleys closer together and make use of the space
either end of the drying rack. Perfect for hanging smaller
laundry items such as t-shirts, socks, etc
someone to help you sight the drill when drilling the
pilot holes, making sure that the drill is straight
so that the pulleys don’t go in at an angle.
cleat hook can be located to one side if necessary.
It must however be attached to either a solid wall or
a firm wooden joist and ideally out of the reach of
drill above or below an electrical socket. If you are
unsure about electrical wiring or plumbing use a detector
to make sure its safe before drilling into the wall
gentle when installing the pulleys and do not apply
excessive leverage!!! If the turning action becomes
stiff, remove the pulley and drill a slightly wider
or deeper pilot hole.
sure the sash cord can run through the pulleys unobstructed
and is not rubbing against the pulley blocks. This will
cause the rope to fray over time.
a second double pulley for greater positioning away
from the wall. Make sure that these are in a straight
line using the rope provided as a guide line.