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  1. #491
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    Sep 2016
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    Blueridge Mountains
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    I'm finding the fence caps are working great. no need to drill holes for anchor bolts.

  2. #492
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    Sep 2017
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    Greenville, NC
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    Quote Originally Posted by horvathcom View Post
    Nice. How long are the Legs?


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    7 feet (3 +4)


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  3. #493
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    Feb 2017
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    Bound Brook, NJ
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    This was a great thread to read. Lots of info and suggestions kept me thinking. Thanks to all. Just ordered the L's and some joiners.
    I was thinking, cut each 10.5 ft pole down to 42 inches (3.5 Ft).
    12, 42 inch poles total
    4, 84 inch (7 Ft) legs. 6.5 Ft if connecting with tapered end
    1, 168 inch (14 Ft) top bar. 12.5 if using tapered ends
    All will easily fit in back of car and I have the option of using joiners or the tapered end of bars to connect. The use of joiners or tapered end can help with uneven ground if needed i would guess.

    Any words on warning or other advice from anyone that has tried this stand?
    Happy New Year!

  4. #494

    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Location
    Susquehanna County PA
    Hammock
    Ridgerunner
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    Dutch CRL w/ Tatos
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    146
    The only warning I would offer is to make sure there is absolutely no way violent wind can pull your top bar sections apart. I obsessively check the tightness of the thumbscrews prior to climbing aboard. My first night in extreme wind gusts sent visions of the pipes separating and impaling me on their way down.

    I don't think my possibly over-abundance of caution would let me trust just the swaged end inserted in the top pipe to hold together in violent winds. I'd drill a hole and insert a screw as I did in the greenhouse I built with these pipes.

    But again, maybe I'm just being irrationally fearful.

    Wayne

  5. #495

    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Haslet, TX
    Hammock
    Dutch Netless
    Tarp
    DIY Hex
    Insulation
    HG, JRB, ENO
    Suspension
    Whoopie Sling
    Posts
    9
    While I have not been out in any big winds, I have not found the need to use the straight connectors. I ordered them and they have never been out of the the box. IMO, the swaged ends hold fine. I intentionally am not gentle in/out at times to see how it holds together. Lots of swinging and everything is still good. I have slept in mine probably 25-30 nights now.

    Also, I found you can go to the local fence company and buy used fence rail for 30-40 cents on the dollar. I ended up not doing this because I had a fence rail farm right behind my garage (destroyed dog run from a few years back). Had enough pieces to make 2 stands...

  6. #496
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    Feb 2017
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    Bound Brook, NJ
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    Great advise, Thanks. How about a length of para cord from the outer thumb screws. Could also use that to hang a light or other odds and ends.

  7. #497
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    Aug 2015
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN
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    As far as the top pipe sections coming apart, that is probably the least likely thing to happen, as all that pressure is being directed inward to hold those pipes together. So if you are out in a tornado you might have an issue, but you'll have bigger problems by then

    As far as overall safety/longevity...I have been using this thing nightly since I posted the thread more than 2 years ago now (wow), and the original parts and setup is still rock solid. Even those crappy cast end caps haven't broken yet, and my significant bulk is putting it through it's paces.

    One thing I found that I like a lot for at home is this phone/tablet stand. It clamps on the top rail and you can lay there and chill to some movies in the hammock. Perfect!
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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  8. #498
    Senior Member canoeski's Avatar
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    Nov 2009
    Location
    South-central Wisconsin
    Hammock
    HH UExpl; WBBB; JRB BMBH
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    CCS; HH Hex; WB Su
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    MW-3, Sierra Sniv
    Suspension
    Woopie, Dutch Clip
    Posts
    321
    Nice design!
    Cleaner, simpler than my tripod system. Parts ordered.
    Thanks.
    Not all who wander are lost.

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