How heavy can the laundry be for a Hangbird?
Because of the holding force of the plugs in case of suspended ceilings, Hangbird’s maximum allowed load is limited to 20 kg of laundry. However, this still corresponds to 3 loads of an average washing machine! In case of other types of ceiling, one could load even more.
The frame weights between about 2,7 kg and 4,8 kg depending on size.
How is the frame raised and lowered?
The frame has an upper and lower position and is moved by a pulley system. This reduces the necessary force by half approximately.
A knot over the clamp can additionally secure the frame in an arbitrary height.
Was it the difference between the two-fold and the four-fold pulleys system?
The difference between the two- and fourfold pulley system refers only to the part of the pulley system that is mounted to the wall. Independently, all frames are attached to the ceiling with four ropes and four pulleys.
The twofold pulley halves the strength needed to pull the frame up and basically works for all sizes. For larger models with greater capacity, pulling up the fully loaded frame on the rope could be felt as stiff or uncomfortable on the hand, depending on personal strength and constitution. In that case, the fourfold pulley could halve the strength needed again, therefore in total would quarter it. Accordingly, one would have to pull a longer distance on the rope when pulling up, and there would be a larger amount of rope left, which can be ‘folded’ on the top hook of the cleat just as easily as with the twofold pulley. Visually, the two versions are hardly distinguishable.
Does water drip from the frame?
Water is not afraid of heights! – As (flung) laundry does not drip any water from an ordinary drying rack, so it does not do it on a Hangbird.
Is there a danger of mould?
Hangbird does not cause an issue with mould if there is no issue before using a traditional drying rack.
Generally, a room with drying laundry should not be hermetically sealed and there should be some exchange of air.
During winter times, one should heat rooms that exchange air with each other uniformly. Otherwise, the humidity might accumulate and even condense in the coldest of the rooms, particularly in zones facing the exterior like outer walls.