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    I have mine attached to lag eyes into the studs,...

    I have mine attached to lag eyes into the studs, although because of the way the space is, they're both in corners, which may be a bit stronger than a stud in the middle of a wall.

    I sleep in it...
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    You can use emt for the tripods, but NOT the...

    You can use emt for the tripods, but NOT the ridgepole.

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?p=669415#post669415
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    34152 Here's the machine after cleaning

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    Here's the machine after cleaning
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    Sorry for crappy iphone pic

    Sorry for crappy iphone pic
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    Got it

    It's fantastic! GREAT condition, works, has most of the accessories (hemmers, ruffler, etc.). Even the "WHITE" name on the front of the cabinet is complete.

    It's nice enough that I'm going to do...
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    Looks GREAT! Nice work

    Looks GREAT! Nice work
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    Thanks Rev! yes, I'm a bit worried about any...

    Thanks Rev! yes, I'm a bit worried about any replacement parts it may need. In talking to the lady on the phone, it seems she doesn't sew, and it was her grandmother's (or great-grandmother's). ...
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    1915 White Rotary ??

    I found this on Craigslist, and at $25 the worst that happens is we have a new decorative piece of furniture.

    I was told it works (havent picked it up yet)

    This should be fine (assuming it...
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    SO TRUE - my interactions with the masses would...

    SO TRUE - my interactions with the masses would be mitigated greatly if i was in a hammock every time 😂😂😂
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    Hammocks suck!!!

    It's 9:15am and I'm laying in my comfy warm everynight hammock watching and listening to it pour down rain outside ... How the HECK am I supposed to leave this cocoon of comfort to go to WORK? Haha
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    I did try 1 1/2" Sch80 before I went to the fence...

    I did try 1 1/2" Sch80 before I went to the fence post... it bowed too easily - no idea how large a diam you'd need before it wouldn't.
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    Badchef - you can use anything for the ridgepole...

    Badchef - you can use anything for the ridgepole that's strong enough. A 2x4 works just fine. The reason for the metal is that it can be broken into several pieces for transport and retain it's...
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    Thanks - yes, I think that's what I'll do. ...

    Thanks - yes, I think that's what I'll do. Hopefully this weekend...
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    gmcttr i LOVE that stand! now I need to make...

    gmcttr i LOVE that stand! now I need to make another one :(
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    I think i got lost somewhere in here ... Theres...

    I think i got lost somewhere in here ... Theres no down in what im referring to - its just a couple layers(?) of IX that i want to permanently attach to a 1.1 hammock that only needs to hang in my...
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    Thx for the info. I forgot to mention this...

    Thx for the info. I forgot to mention this hammock is specifically meant to be my everynight hammock indoors (my wife likes the hammock 'put away' each morning, and I'm tired of messing with a...
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    Question on diy sewn-in insultex uq

    I have some 1.1 ripstop and insultex coming from diysupply - i want to make a double layer with the insultex attached permanently.

    Question: is there a way to gauge how much 'extra' width the...
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    See Turtle Lady's Bamboo Stand thread... Just use...

    See Turtle Lady's Bamboo Stand thread... Just use the tree in place of one of the tripods...
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    PVC has little to no bowing - I have no doubt...

    PVC has little to no bowing - I have no doubt this stand will hold up longer than I'll want to use it.

    I believe my "spread" was 2 ft leg-to-leg
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    Besides redwood's 'softness', i think its...

    Besides redwood's 'softness', i think its probably a great wood for the project. Redwood probably doesnt need to be treated either ;)

    Carbon fiber? Why not titanium? Lol. Overkill, but would...
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    Mine was 3 lengths of 1" Sch 80, each cut in half...

    Mine was 3 lengths of 1" Sch 80, each cut in half (so final was 6 x 5'), and one length (10') of chainlink top rail, cut in half (Home Depot will cut it for you). Plus paracord for lashing/spread...
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    Ha! I was wondering for a second how 135% was...

    Ha! I was wondering for a second how 135% was even possible ;)
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    Agree with both above responses - depends on the...

    Agree with both above responses - depends on the hammock. Each of mine is different, but I'm (personally) more comfortable right around 90%
  24. Thread: Oh the pain!

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    I just hung a hammock in the bedroom - i too...

    I just hung a hammock in the bedroom - i too noticed the huge difference in how my back felt after the couple nights in a hammock - pain free. Couple eye bolts in studs,...
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    She looks comfy!!

    She looks comfy!!
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    While it's good to learn from your mistakes, it's...

    While it's good to learn from your mistakes, it's better to learn from someone else's ;)
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    I would agree demostix. Seems it shouldnt really...

    I would agree demostix. Seems it shouldnt really effect the overall strength enough to be the weakest link.
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    Ewker - there was an overhand knot in the...

    Ewker - there was an overhand knot in the adjustable loop.
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    Thanks demostix, but i was up early and just...

    Thanks demostix, but i was up early and just redid it ;)
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    Heck no I'm not undoing it!! It works just like...

    Heck no I'm not undoing it!! It works just like those little beads - the loop won't pull back into the bury.

    Even if someone tells me I can't use it like this (if the knot robs too much...
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    Be careful when making whoopies...

    Or you'll say WHOOPS!
    (But, on the other hand, it makes a good stopper lol)
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    Or just go REALLY cheap with 3-4 yds of...

    Or just go REALLY cheap with 3-4 yds of non-hemmed fabric, gathered with a knot and hung by cargo straps ;)

    (read up on how to do this to be safe)

    Then if you LOVE hammocking jump into...
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    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?...

    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=44026

    Seems as though others believe its the same as Dynaglide...
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    Sounds like some combination of ccf pad and space blanket best you can hope for without under quilt - but, have you already rejected an old sleeping bag as make-shift UQ?
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    100% recommend diygearsupply - painless ordering,...

    100% recommend diygearsupply - painless ordering, had exactly what i wanted, quick turnaround!
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    Anyone else watch the Out of the Wild show on...

    Anyone else watch the Out of the Wild show on Discovery? Alaska first, then Venezuela - love watching non-experts show how tough it can be
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    Me! Me! Whatever color is fine and ill take two...

    Me! Me! Whatever color is fine and ill take two if possible! Pm me if available and ill paypal
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    SRL % Preference - poll

    Ok I've read a lot of posts suggesting 83% etc... I tried that and it's too short for me. I just measured mine and its right about 90% of the whipping-to-whipping length. I thought for a bit i was...
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    Booneville!! That brings back memories (high...

    Booneville!! That brings back memories (high school in Willits)
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    I got a confirmation right away from...

    I got a confirmation right away from diygearsupply - tracking number, etc
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    There are a couple trips coming up - search for...

    There are a couple trips coming up - search for Boggs Mtn and Feather Falls
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    Welcome!! Im in the Santa Cruz mtns, so maybe...

    Welcome!! Im in the Santa Cruz mtns, so maybe we'll see each other on one of the planned trips...

    You can always just go get 4 yds of ripstop at Hancocks and make your own hammock for cheap as a...
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    So I weighed one of the tripods on my bathroom...

    So I weighed one of the tripods on my bathroom scale and it was 5-6 lbs.

    I tried to take a pic of the lashing but it didnt come out clear - its really just simple lashings with a second short loop...
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    I would love to go but unfortunately have plans...

    I would love to go but unfortunately have plans BOTH of these weekends BOO
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    Welcome from the Santa Cruz Mtns! Yes, i need...

    Welcome from the Santa Cruz Mtns! Yes, i need LOOONG tree straps for the redwoods ;)
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    BUMP - any updates???

    BUMP - any updates???
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    I hang my Byers Moskito in the Xterra... the end...

    I hang my Byers Moskito in the Xterra... the end loops of the hammock run through the doors, and the two ends of the rachet strap attach to those. The hooks on my ratchet are plastic-coated, so...
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    Thanks! wow I feel like I've "made it" on the...

    Thanks! wow I feel like I've "made it" on the forums now that you've responded to me haha

    The lashings are standard, but I had problems with them slipping down the poles, so I drilled two...
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    I've done this in my Xterra - worked great. I...

    I've done this in my Xterra - worked great. I saw 'silverfox' on youtube do it for my inspiration ...
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    Thank you to ALL that have commented - you've...

    Thank you to ALL that have commented - you've really drilled the point home. Hopefully in 6 months I'll be one to post the dangers of paracord in 'safety'-related situations.

    Cheers!!

    Ps...
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