I inquired with the manufacturer about getting an extension pipe and they said they would sell me one for ten dollars, but they would void my warranty. I figured I would eventually do it, but maybe after the warranty expired.
As luck would have it, when we got our patio set it came with a random pipe, which turned out to be the lower half of an umbrella and was not really a part of the patio set. That pipe happened to fit perfectly into the clothes line pipe, so I got my extension for free. Score.
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