Although you could hardly call the weather we've had recently ideal drying weather, I have to say that the results were way beyond my expectations. Here in Rotherham we've experienced a real mixed bag of weather conditions, much like the rest of the UK I suppose, everything from clear sunny days with temperatures dropping to -4c to foggy and damp. Anyway, washing left out on the line (under the Rotaire Dryline of course) for a couple of days was found to be dry enough to iron!!! No more clothes on radiators (causing condensation) or electric airers using valuable energy. Well worth the initial expenditure which will pay for itself several times over before we would need to consider a replacement (due to the robust nature of its construction).
Thank you for the advice concerning the gaffer tape. I will definitely give it a try. I have to say the whole concept of an umbrella style cover over a rotary washing line really works and saves pounds not having to use tumble dryer in the winter. I put my washing out to dry all year round now and just having the fresh (London) air blowing through the fibres makes the whole drying process much quicker. Even if washing is damp after a day out on the line in the winter, it only takes a couple of hours before it is bone dry. I wonder what the theory is but the Rotaire Dryline cover has made all the difference to this process. I will be in touch when the replacement cover is heading for the graveyard!
I purchased the rotaire 2015 and am very pleased with the functionality and quality of the product. I leave my washing out all weathers and take it in dry. I no longer have to fret about leaving it out when it looks like rain, I can relax and let it blow. My husband also thinks its the best thing since sliced bread as I don't need to nag him to get the washing in if it rains. The best part though is not having to join the neighbours getting soaked when retrieving the laundry . The Rotaire washing line cover is a fantastic piece of ingenuity and I could not live with out it now..
We are thankful every day for the very solid, well-made de-luxe rotary dryer and cover you sent us! It's like having an extra room, and makes the house feel more spacious without all the washing hanging around. We've had a problem with mould from 10 years of drying washing indoors (we could never contemplate using a tumble dryer) but now can feel the house drying out. The dryer holds 3 or 4 loads of washing and we put it out and just forget about it - no more guessing whether it'll rain. It dries remarkably quickly and comes in smelling fresh. It feels very satisfying to use and should be included in Energy Efficiency measures recommended or provided by local councils and schemes. Thank you again for a brilliant product - worth every penny!
I've used the dryline all the way through winter. I hung the washing out on the very coldest of days and then bought it in and put it on an airer inside to get it completely dry. No tumble drier for us this winter!