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14/09/2021
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Diane T.
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Fit for purpose

It was easy to install and means we can easily hide the clothesline away when not in use

06/09/2021
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MICHELLE M.
Australia Australia
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Austral Ground Socket

Instructions were clear and concise, and there were no issues installing the ground socket. Everything went to plan and it is just wonderful being able to remove the post and retract the line when not in use - so much more room in the backyard. Happy Days

14/06/2021
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Jason T.
Australia Australia
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Efficiency

I ordered.. I paid... it was was delivered promptly on time, nkk on damage, no dramas, happy days.

01/11/2020
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Laurie T.
Australia Australia
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Lifestyle Austral Retractaway 40 - wall mounted line with removable post at one end

Overall this is a great product which has an abundance of line and has finally enabled us to limit the use of indoor drying techniques. My only suggestion would be for a 'stabilizer' strut on both sides of the remote post to balance line tensions.

07/10/2020
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Kate N.
Australia Australia
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Austral Ground socket

It seemed well designed with options for different heights of clothes lines. Installation was straightforward. There was some play when the post was installed in the socket which made the line seem a bit unstable, but it allows for flexibility in removing and replacing the line as needed.

03/06/2020
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Robin B.
Australia Australia
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Austral Ground Socket

It was cemented in between pavers and is stable and very neat. The post is easy to place into and remove when necessary.

03/06/2020
Lifestyle Clotheslines

Hi Robin, thank you for purchasing the Austral ground socket and for your review.

06/05/2020
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Marja M.
Australia Australia
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Repair pack washing line

Perfect. Arrived quickly, very happy!

09/04/2020
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Robyn M.
Australia Australia
Easy to remove

Easy to remove post from the socket. Very happy with this product

29/12/2018
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Fiona B.
Australia
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Austral Ground Socket

Not a huge success as it is not stable enough to support post straight even with gravel around base. Looking for another option as plastic just bends.

12/01/2019
Lifestyle Clotheslines

Hi Fiona, Thanks for your note and for the installation of sockets you do need to concrete them into the ground and not just put gravel around them. Depending on the size hole you dig, you will need minimum 1 bag and maybe 2 of concrete to correctly install the Austral ground socket so it is stable and strong. Thanks again. Regards, Kate

25/12/2018
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John H.
Australia
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Ground socket

The response from the company was fantastic and the installer was fantastic, no mess left for me to clean up.

19/11/2018
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HELEN S.
Australia
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Lifestyle Quality Products

Excellent customer service fast delivery competitive prices ... easy process purchased from the comfort of my home.

17/11/2018
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Scott H.
Australia
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Awesome Retractable and ground socket

Very good product

31/08/2018
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Chris B.
Australia
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Excellent service

Prompt delivery of item purchased.

21/08/2018
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Andrew C.
Australia
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Austral Retractaway 40 - post to post

I recently purchased an Austral Retractaway 40 clothesline from Lifestyle Clotheslines. My experiences are as follows: Pros: - Purchase online was quick and easy – Lifestyle support person was friendly and helpful - Delivery was very quick - Product works and has a greater capacity than my old Hills Hoist Cons: - Doing a post to post install means overall cost increases rapidly – over $500 in my case - $90 per post is expensive for what seems to be a cheap, mild-steel post with powder coating - Post is already showing signs of bending - Similarly, $60 for the mount-bar (same cheap materials) also seems excessive for what you get - $63 for the plastic ground-socket is also far from cheap, especially given that there is excessive room for movement when the pole is inserted in the socket, resulting in the post leaning significantly - Line-sag is worse than I expected (more than the quoted 0.5m) despite tensioning the lines as per the instructions. Install the thing higher than you think you need.

03/08/2018
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Nigel S.
Australia
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Great Service from Lifestyle Clotheslines!

I have used Lifestyle Clotheslines for a couple of orders and they always provide fantastic service.

15/05/2018
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Arnold S.
  • Reason for Purchase Replacing damaged/old clothesline
  • Family Size 2 people
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Austral Retractaway 40 Clothesline

Exactly what we needed, and great help from the sales staff, called me to make sure I ordered the right stuff, lucky they did I made a mistake with my order.


Brand Austral
Socket Depth 0.085m
Fits Models Foldaway 45, Foldaway 51, Retractaway 40
Internal Socket Width 0.057m
Socket Width 0.085m
Internal Socket Length 0.057m
Socket Length 0.46m

Austral Ground Socket

The Austral ground socket fits all Austral Foldaway rotary clotheslines including both the Foldaway 45 and 51 units, plus the Austral Retractable clothesline posts.

This Austral ground socket allows for either the rotary clothes line or retractable clothes line post to be removed from the ground if required after installation.

The Galvanized Pin that comes with the ground socket is used to set the height of the Austral FoldAway Rotary units during the installation process.

The Pin is punched through the side of the Ground Socket at various pre-determined points to fix the nominated height and allow easy use of the clothesline. No pin required when used with Austral Retractaway Post.

If you have any questions on the use of the Austral ground socket please feel free to call on 1300 798 779.

Updated 30 July 2021

Shipping

When you place an order, we will estimate delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and as a general rule we make every effort to have most orders delivered within 2 - 9 working days from date of order depending on your location within Australia and the product purchased.

Please keep in mind some products are of a 'Made to Order' nature and may take a little longer. Rural and regional areas can take longer, up to approx. 12 - 19 working days.

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Installation

If you have ordered installation or want to have your new clothesline installed by one of our professional installers, please see the steps below which outline the order/installation process.

Step 1. Place your order online or over the phone by calling 1300 798 779

Step 2. Your order will be processed within 24 hours (Mon - Fri) and the details of your order are then sent to the warehouse and the appropriate installer.

Step 3. Depending on the product you have chosen and your location the clothesline will either be picked up from the warehouse or sent by courier to the installer.

Step 4. Once the clothesline installer has the clothesline and he is ready to do your installation, he will call you directly on the phone number provided to arrange the installation day with you. Please make sure you provide the most contactable phone number/s. The installer will bring the clothesline with him on the day of installation.

Step 5. This process generally takes approx. 1 - 3 weeks depending on seasonal demand.

To view the complete guide to clothesline installation, please click on the following link Clothesline Installation Process