Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28

Thread: pvc pipe stand

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    London, KY
    Hammock
    DIY Ripstop/ Blackbird
    Tarp
    Tad Pole/Superfly
    Insulation
    Zeppelin/Rev X
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    252

    pvc pipe stand

    I want a light weight stand that you can take down and carry and is easy to put together. I am convinced there must be a way to do this with pvc pipe. Has anyone come across anything? My gears are turning and I'd like to figure one out for the summer.

  2. #2
    Senior Member XTrekker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Hampton Roads, Virginia
    Hammock
    DIY - Canoe Hammock
    Tarp
    DIY Hex Tarp
    Insulation
    DIY TQ and UQ
    Suspension
    DIY UCRs
    Posts
    2,133
    Images
    83
    Pvc bends too easily but if you make it work then please do share how you did it. .

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    London, KY
    Hammock
    DIY Ripstop/ Blackbird
    Tarp
    Tad Pole/Superfly
    Insulation
    Zeppelin/Rev X
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    252
    Ok, here's what is kind of floating in my head. It's a rough image I painted up. Obviously the black is the pvc pipe. Can we strengthen by adding diagonal cross bars?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  4. #4
    2ply's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Soco Gap, NC
    Hammock
    Clark DLX, ENO SN, BIAS WWM
    Tarp
    OxPalace,Big Squid
    Insulation
    Oxgear, KAQ, WL
    Suspension
    Whoopies/Dutchware
    Posts
    1,798
    Images
    3
    Seems like you would also need another horizontal and vertical PVC supports in the middle to help with the top pipe sagging under weight.
    Everyone ought to believe in something....I believe I'll go set up the hammock!

  5. #5
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    prescott WI
    Hammock
    warbonnet BB, dream hammock
    Tarp
    WB superfly, edge
    Insulation
    AHE jarbidge, UGQ
    Suspension
    woopies
    Posts
    555

    Exclamation

    ive worked with pvc pipe for about 13 years and imho its not strong enough? I would hate to hear it broke sending a sharp edge of pipe your way. If you were to go as big as say 3" it might work but the weight would add up quick. I think you could build a metal 1 that would me heavier but alot smaller and stronger. if you get it to work I would love to see it, and dont let me discourage you I just think it could be dangerous and dont want anyone getting hurt

  6. #6
    Senior Member angrysparrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    near Memphis, TN
    Hammock
    WB Traveler
    Tarp
    ZPacks CF
    Insulation
    Te-Wa / HG / WB
    Suspension
    Whoopie Hooks
    Posts
    9,646
    Images
    92
    Quote Originally Posted by CamRuns View Post
    I want a light weight stand that you can take down and carry and is easy to put together. I am convinced there must be a way to do this with pvc pipe.
    This seems like you're trying to make the materials fit the job, rather than finding the right materials to do the job.

    Suggest looking up the recent Handy Hammock Stand threads, along with TurtleDog stands. Those have been the lowest-bulk/weight approaches that have been proven so far. Perhaps they could serve as inspiration for a future design or alternate material.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

  7. #7
    New Member paulydanyl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Milwaukee, Wi
    Hammock
    ENO Singlenest
    Tarp
    ENO Dryfly
    Insulation
    Cc foam pad+bag
    Suspension
    Webbing
    Posts
    32
    I've seen PVC stands that work, but the designs i've looked at are typically glued together for strength, so they wouldn't be as portable as it sounds like you want. It would be a big challenge to design something with press fit connections strong enough to be safe.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    London, KY
    Hammock
    DIY Ripstop/ Blackbird
    Tarp
    Tad Pole/Superfly
    Insulation
    Zeppelin/Rev X
    Suspension
    whoopies
    Posts
    252
    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    This seems like you're trying to make the materials fit the job, rather than finding the right materials to do the job.

    Suggest looking up the recent Handy Hammock Stand threads, along with TurtleDog stands. Those have been the lowest-bulk/weight approaches that have been proven so far. Perhaps they could serve as inspiration for a future design or alternate material.
    I have a Turtle Dog stand, but am not really satisfied with the weight of it. I think I like the Handy Hammock in theory, but it's rope system looks a little more complicated than I'd like.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    IN
    Hammock
    WBRR, Lots of DIY
    Tarp
    MacCat; Cloudburst
    Insulation
    Lynx, HG T/UQ, AHE
    Suspension
    Varies
    Posts
    8,386
    Quote Originally Posted by CamRuns View Post
    I have a Turtle Dog stand, but am not really satisfied with the weight of it...
    The weight of what you have drawn for PVC would be more than a turtledog/lady stand and still need more added to it.

    You might look at the Alamosa Stand.

  10. #10
    Senior Member bmwrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Detroit area
    Hammock
    Dream Hammock Sparrow
    Tarp
    WB superfly
    Insulation
    various UGQ's
    Suspension
    ENO Atlas straps
    Posts
    477
    Images
    18

    Thumbs up Trellis frame

    Trellis framing is the only way to get the strength needed from pvc in a design that can break down.
    The image is just an example of trellis framing not a hammock stand
    Attached Images Attached Images

Similar Threads

  1. Portable Pipe Stand
    By Kilroy457 in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-05-2014, 23:53
  2. Want to buy ... Pipe Stand ... New or Gently Used
    By Coosa in forum Archived WTB
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-03-2014, 09:24
  3. Pipe Stand Mods
    By designer@quickdata.com in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-29-2014, 18:25
  4. Looking for thread on Pipe stand
    By Terraplane in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-29-2013, 10:31
  5. Pipe stand help
    By markr6 in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-17-2012, 08:27

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •