Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7)

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  • 5 lines
  • 34' length of lines
  • 170' total drying space
  • Lightweight moisture resistant case
  • Mounts on outdoor post (Ace No.60392) or wall
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors
  • Tension control knob
  • Vinyl coated, polyester lines


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3.2

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (15)
  • Efficient (15)
  • Simple instructions (9)
  • Good power output (4)

Cons

  • Weak function (7)

Best Uses

  • Home (16)
  • Keep in laundry room (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would buy this again and again.

This is the second clothes line I have bought. (I bought my first in 1981 and it just broke away from the wall) When I think of how much I have saved and...Read complete review

This is the second clothes line I have bought. (I bought my first in 1981 and it just broke away from the wall) When I think of how much I have saved and have enjoyed the fresh smell of clothes on the line as well as being "green" it makes my heart sing. Well worth it. I use it several times a week. I use my dryer maybe three times a year. Can't say enough good things about it!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not As Good As The First 3

This is our 4th Sunline Energy Saving 5-line unit. Each unit we have owned over the past 25 years has been degraded in quality over the first model. Everything is plastic, which...Read complete review

This is our 4th Sunline Energy Saving 5-line unit. Each unit we have owned over the past 25 years has been degraded in quality over the first model. Everything is plastic, which makes it impossible to get the lines taught. Therefore it droops and no amount of tightening improves the situation. We still use it, simply because we live in a dry, sunny climate and it works. What distresses me is the fact that what American manufacturing has become. And we have allowed it to happen. I would like to see something improve in quality and functionality instead of the opposite, in favor of the bottom line. In order to adjust for taught-ness, one has to remove the thinnest piece of aluminum and then reinstall the same piece. It is an impossible task. This is a great idea that still works, but used to be a lot more user-friendly. I would actually not be able to recommend this unit to someone else.

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1.0

Cheap Cheap Cheap

By June

from Ohio

About Me Homeowner

Pros

    Cons

    • Latch Flimsy
    • Weak Function

    Best Uses

      Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

      Used a couple times locking knob broke, no way to fix it, let me know if you find replacement end to replace my broken knob

       
      1.0

      Poorest Quality

      By Sarah

      from Paradise, CA

      About Me Homeowner

      Pros

      • Light weight

      Cons

      • Cheaply made
      • Easily Damaged
      • Weak Function

      Best Uses

      • Wall Decoration

      Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

      I bought this product last year and installed it on my back patio next to my laundry room. I love hanging laundry outdoors to save energy. It was not terribly difficult to install- instructions included. When extending it out from the plastic box, there are five lines on which you can hang a load of laundry. The spool then has a round locking mechanism to maintain the length of the line.

      It really requires two people to extend the line- one to extend the line, the other to keep the locking mechanism from stopping the line short while it is being extended. Once it is extended, hooked in place and locked, it would only withstand about three articles of clothing on each line before sagging.

      The sag was not a huge problem, but after five articles per line, the lines began breaking. Last year I was able to re-tie the lines together and use it for light things (underwear, camisoles, etc), but this year (even after great care of the housing box- bringing it indoors, storing it properly, etc) the lines are breaking with minimal clothing on the line and in multiple places. I have concluded that this product was a waste of my money.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not As Good As The First 3

      By Ken Spreng

      from Palm Springs, CA

      About Me Homeowner

      Pros

      • Efficient
      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • Weak Function

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

      This is our 4th Sunline Energy Saving 5-line unit. Each unit we have owned over the past 25 years has been degraded in quality over the first model. Everything is plastic, which makes it impossible to get the lines taught. Therefore it droops and no amount of tightening improves the situation. We still use it, simply because we live in a dry, sunny climate and it works. What distresses me is the fact that what American manufacturing has become. And we have allowed it to happen. I would like to see something improve in quality and functionality instead of the opposite, in favor of the bottom line. In order to adjust for taught-ness, one has to remove the thinnest piece of aluminum and then reinstall the same piece. It is an impossible task. This is a great idea that still works, but used to be a lot more user-friendly. I would actually not be able to recommend this unit to someone else.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      this is my 4th one

      By jay

      from palm springs ca

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Efficient
      • Simple Instructions

      Cons

      • Na

      Best Uses

      • Dorm
      • Home
      • Keep In Laundry Room

      Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

      a great product no lines in you yard easy to use this is my 4th one i had one at all my homes
      the clothes line was expensive to ship it should be able to pick up at all stores

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This is the third one I have purchased

      By LaMarr

      from Ephrata, PA

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

        Mounts easily. This the third one I have owned. The mounting was same on all of them.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great clothesline!

        By Elsie's Grandma

        from Washington State

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Efficient

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

            Years ago I bought one of these because my Grandmother had one similar and I wanted to replace a permanently installed clothesline. It runs from my deck railing to the fence, and tucks out of the way under the deck railing when not in use. I just purchased another for my daughter as a Mother's Day present and was glad to find the same one is still made and sold. It has held up well with many years of regular use 8 months of the year for many years and still going strong!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Broken Lock

            By Renee R

            from Minneapolis

            About Me Homeowner

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Broke Within A Week

            Best Uses

            • Keep In Laundry Room

            Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

            I wanted a retractable clothesline for use in my basement so I could hang clothes in the basement during the winter and rainy days. The locking system that makes the clothes line lock in to place broke after a week. There is a button on the side of the product that stops the line releasing any further line or pulling any more line it. I did not hang anything heavy on the line that would have added strain to the line. I had a couple pairs of jeans and a 4 tshirts. The button snapped off and the weight of the clothes pulled more line out. I had to go to the hardware store to buy a wrench type clamp that I used on the other side of the line to stop the gears from releasing more line. It's very frustrating because sometimes the clamp falls off and then I've got a clothesline full of clothes on the floor. So I decided to take it apart to see if I can fix it. It is plastic and there is no way to fix it...I was hoping to see if I could find a replacement part. Then I saw this opportunity to enter my opinions. On a postive note, I have another one like this outside that has been outside for years and has never broken, but I think that product is all all metal. My recomendation would be to make sure you do not buy one with plastic parts or you may hang up all your clothes and then find them all on the floor. In my opinion, this is an expensive item that should not be made of plastic. I'll come back and let you know if I find a plastic replacement part.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love This Product

            By Phyl

            from Florida

            About Me Homeowner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Convenient
            • Easy to Use
            • Efficient
            • Ends Lawn Clutter
            • Hidden When Not In Use
            • Keeps Lines Clean

            Cons

            • No Cons From Me

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

            I have had several of these over the years and am thrilled with them. Not having clothes line up all the time, makes for a neat yard and more usable space.

             
            5.0

            love my clothesline.

            By catherine

            from woodbury heights new jersey 08097

            About Me Homeowner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Efficient
            • Powerful
            • Simple Instructions

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                your sales clerk was very helpful. Will continue to patronise your store.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not well made - lines sag.

                By Trish

                from Virginia Beach, VA

                About Me Homeowner

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Weak Function

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                    This is my fourth Sunline clothesline. First one was of great quality, as I bought more the quality was not as good. The lines sag and you cannot hang clothes on all the lines for this reason. I love the fact that I have fresh smelling clothes, I am just sorry the quality has gotten so cheap.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    This is an easy way to save Energy costs

                    By Marianela

                    from San Antonio, Texas

                    About Me Homeowner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Efficient
                    • Retractable

                    Cons

                    • Droops with heavy items

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                    I don't have to see a cloth line every time I go to my backyard. No ugly lines when we have backyard parties.

                    I save on electrical bill and my cloth smell wonderful.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Great concept, but it let me down

                    By GreenGuy

                    from Portsmouth,NH

                    About Me Homeowner

                    Pros

                    • Efficient

                    Cons

                    • Inferior parts

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                    I prefer the smell and feel of clothes that air outdoors, what can I say? Basically It was installed so that I could hang my towel and clothes after going to the gym and occasionally a towel after using the hot tub. We bought this less than a year ago at my local hardware store and it has fallen short of my expectations. Initially the tension knob failed, but a friend came up with a temporary solution. Then one by one the lines began to fray, then snap. Guess its back to the hardware store to buy a better quality line! Not at all what I expected…

                     
                    4.0

                    Well worth it

                    By Kay

                    from Anderson, CA

                    About Me Parent

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Efficient
                    • Simple Instructions

                    Cons

                    • Lines stretch a little

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                    Easy to set up, and gives you a lot of drying space. The lines do stretch/sag a little with heavy articles like bedding, but they can be tightened individually if needed. Overall a great product so far.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Don't buy -- Weak Tension Knob Breaks

                    By NoHalo

                    from Hood River, OR

                    About Me Homeowner

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Breaks
                      • Weak Part

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                        It worked great for two years, but the tension knob is a small piece of plastic with a tiny thin spring -- and it easily breaks. There is no way to fix it, no replacement part available and no customer support. You take your chances buying this. It's a lot of money down the drain if the part breaks and there are numerous reviews of this cheap knob breaking on other web sites. Wish a reputable US manufacturer would make a similar product as it would be wonderful if built to last more than a season or two.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        The plastic breaks.

                        By Jay

                        from Los Altos, CA

                        About Me Homeowner

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                              The plastic tensioning knob broke where it connects to the take-up drum. Now the drum jams against the aluminum cover, rendering the unit all but useless.

                               
                              4.0

                              I'm on my second one.

                              By Mary Lou

                              from Aurora, Colorado

                              About Me Homeowner

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Efficient
                              • Powerful
                              • Simple Instructions

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home

                                Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                                Use 2 times a week. Sometimes does not roll back into casing evenly but that's okey. Made clothes props out of furring strips by cutting notch into wood & then painting with a good enamel paint. This helps shore up lines since tension isn't exact on all lines once you have to fix a line that might break. Holds up well even in our unpredictable windy weather. Love the smell of sunshine in my clothes. Would definitely recommend to others.

                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Saving Money...outside dryer

                                By Drying in the Wind

                                from Dearborn Hts., MI

                                About Me Homeowner

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Efficient

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Home

                                Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                                I have had the type of clothesline for over 20 years and it still works great. The line is going to need to be replaced, but if you take care of it, it will last you many years and a big savings by drying your clothes and household items in the fresh air...I have recommended this item to everyone I know.

                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                I would buy this again and again.

                                By magpie7

                                from Modesto CA

                                About Me Homeowner

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Efficient
                                • Powerful
                                • Simple Instructions

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home

                                  Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                                  This is the second clothes line I have bought. (I bought my first in 1981 and it just broke away from the wall) When I think of how much I have saved and have enjoyed the fresh smell of clothes on the line as well as being "green" it makes my heart sing. Well worth it. I use it several times a week. I use my dryer maybe three times a year. Can't say enough good things about it!!

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Buying another one!

                                  By Ken

                                  from Manchester, CT

                                  About Me Homeowner

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                  • Could retract better

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home

                                  Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                                  We have used the same unit for over twenty five years. I liked it so much we took it with us when we moved. It stays outside all year long in our New England weather. Over the years I had to replace some broken lines, but this is not a very hard task. Yes, it does not always retract evenly on the first try, but with a little patience, it all tucks away. Perhaps the manufacturer could provide individual dividers on the drum to accomplish a more even retraction. I am surprised the tensioner has held up so long. It provides a lot of drying space and does just what we want, retracts, out of sight when we want it.

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Good concept, marginal quality

                                  By Mason

                                  from Iowa

                                  About Me Homeowner

                                  Pros

                                  • Efficient

                                  Cons

                                  • Weak Function

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home

                                  Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                                  The bracket on mine finally broke off after only a few years of continuous use. The unit itself is of ok construction, with plastic covered wires and a metal housing, but if the entire thing depends on one flimsy piece of plastic, I'm suprised it's lasted this long. Even so, I'll be finding another way to bolt it to the wall to continue using it, since it is still one of the more efficient clotheslines I've had. Not lightweight.

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Pretty Good Overall

                                  By Martin

                                  from Gardnerville, Nevada

                                  About Me Homeowner

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Efficient
                                  • Simple Instructions

                                  Cons

                                  • Weak Function

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home

                                  Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                                  This works pretty well for us, and I'm sure it's paid for itself in energy savings in one summer. I wish that the quality of the retraction mechanism was a little better, but what do you expect for only [$]!? We use it at least once a week in the summer, and, after one year of use, it's still working well. Getting all 5 of the lines to have exactly the same tension / length isn't quite possible, so it's still not aesthetically perfect, but it's quite functional. If the retraction mechanism (spring?) was a little more robust, and the lines were more easily adjusted, I'd give this product 5 stars. Considering that it's only about [$], it's pretty darn good, so I'm going with 4 stars.

                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Bad Choice

                                  By clothes on the ground

                                  from Ut

                                  About Me Homeowner

                                  Pros

                                  • Retractable

                                  Cons

                                  • Undependable

                                  Best Uses

                                  • LAUNDRY

                                  Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                                  This is not what it pretends to be, the tension is undependable, and after only about 10 uses, the cord has broken leaving me short 2 lines with additional tension problems on the remaining lines.

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  This thing works.

                                  By GreenerHawaii

                                  from Ocean View, HI

                                  About Me Homeowner

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Efficient
                                  • Simple Instructions

                                  Cons

                                  • Doesn't roll up perfectly

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Keep In Laundry Room

                                  Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                                  For the limited space its in this thing is perfect. And with todays electric prices (we live in Hawaii, highest electricity costs in the US) it can save some real money. In our case we're off grid and running a dryer is too energy intensive. My in laws also used one for 30+ years in NJ in a basement, and it worked fine there as well.

                                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  hating it.

                                  By micjoesmom

                                  from North Dakota

                                  About Me Homeowner

                                  Pros

                                  • Simple Instructions

                                  Cons

                                  • Weak Function

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home

                                  Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                                  I hate this thing. Nothing but headaches. The lines never keep the right tension. It doesn't roll up well at all. And when the heat of the day comes, the lines get droopy and there is my wash on the ground! Ripped it off the walll today. Done.

                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  One of the best of its kind

                                  By joe cool

                                  from doral, florida

                                  About Me Homeowner

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Efficient
                                  • Powerful
                                  • Simple Instructions

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home

                                    Comments about BUTTS Sunline® Retractable Clothesline (15-7):

                                    Have used this same product for over 30 years, Elegant, its efficient rollup feature provides for not having an unsightly clothesline in the terrace. This will be our third buy.

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