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  1. Now THAT is a brilliant and amazing ensemble of...

    Now THAT is a brilliant and amazing ensemble of fine hammocking art!
  2. I'm fortunate to live, work, and camp in my own...

    I'm fortunate to live, work, and camp in my own woodsy wonderland, far away from traffic & city lights. My only nosy/noisy neighbors are the local wild critters, and they don't need telescopes to...
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    Sticky: Thanks for measuring the spring under load vs...

    Thanks for measuring the spring under load vs not. That's about what I've eyeballed with mine: nowhere near fully compressed at 140 lb +/- a kitty or two.

    The compression springs I bought at...
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    Sticky: Comparing different load specs can be confusing!...

    Comparing different load specs can be confusing! Sorry you didn't find smaller+lighter+less expensive compression springs with similar working load rating. That might call for a metallurgical...
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    Sticky: I'm not much of an online shopper (annoyingly...

    I'm not much of an online shopper (annoyingly slow internet out where I live), so I haven't looked very much to see what other compression springs are available online that would do the job. Maybe...
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    Sticky: I've used those same compression springs every...

    I've used those same compression springs every night for several years and recommend highly. (IMO extension springs don't fit the bill.) The spec is safe load limit, not what you'd really want to...
  7. Your new system looks good! For what it's worth...

    Your new system looks good! For what it's worth after the deed is done, I just came across this older thread:...
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    Stand ridgeline only, makes setup quick, easy, &...

    Stand ridgeline only, makes setup quick, easy, & consistent.
  9. I'd make a separate underquilt with your lining...

    I'd make a separate underquilt with your lining fabric that you can easily attach and remove as the temps change and also use it as a separate quilt on your couch. If you quilt through the body of...
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    Nice! Most landlords really frown on tenants who...

    Nice! Most landlords really frown on tenants who put big screws in the walls and hang anything heavy on them, so a sturdy stand is the way to go whenever possible. It looks like those brackewhents...
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    @chef4, you're right about quinine interactions...

    @chef4, you're right about quinine interactions with meds and heart arhythmia. I'm totally med-free except for an occasional aspirin or such, so I don't worry about the small amount of quinine I...
  12. Hey Ashes, Welcome! I enjoyed your post. Mayan...

    Hey Ashes, Welcome! I enjoyed your post. Mayan hammocks (and also a few Mayan people I've known) are dear to my heart. I grew up sleeping in Mayan and Brazilian hammocks, and I still do (no beds...
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    I'm a full-timer, no beds in my house (overnight...

    I'm a full-timer, no beds in my house (overnight guests sleep either in hammocks or mats on the floor), and not a lot of money to experiment with. The heaviest full-timer in my family & hanging...
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    Super! Looks like a good solution for really...

    Super! Looks like a good solution for really tight spaces. How long are your head and foot poles? And how long is the ridgeline?
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    Ah yes, your new pic shows a fine projection...

    Ah yes, your new pic shows a fine projection screen. How about an extendable arm to grab a cold one in that mini-fridge from your hammock? Or perhaps a "therapy chimp" to fetch it for you!
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    Ditto that ^^ I've shrunk to about 5'5" on a...

    Ditto that ^^ I've shrunk to about 5'5" on a good day. Full-time hammocker. I can sleep fine either on back or either side (straight legs or fetal). For camping I like my 12ft x 66" diy GE, and for...
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    Tossing in my 2 cents with some purely anecdotal...

    Tossing in my 2 cents with some purely anecdotal evidence. I had a pretty awful bad-back experience for a very long while, but finally and with some effort it has greatly improved. My hammock has...
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    Nice! Now all you need is a phone/pad/kindle...

    Nice! Now all you need is a phone/pad/kindle ridgeline hanger and a mini fridge within easy reach.
    Oh, and welcome to Hammock Forums!
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    Sticky: Hey CopaMundial, that's a great setup, and your...

    Hey CopaMundial, that's a great setup, and your photos are "picture-perfect"! The La Siesta Carolina is a very fine every-night indoor hammock. I like those adjustable L-tracks. The compression...
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    Sticky: Now THAT is some serious hammock hanging! And it...

    Now THAT is some serious hammock hanging! And it fits right in with the Duct Pipe Modern decor. Good work, and enjoy the naps!
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    I don't know if this helps, but one of those...

    I don't know if this helps, but one of those little 'additional view' pics in that Amazon link is a chart with wall thickness for each diameter tube. They ARE different, as you've discovered by trial...
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    Shop vac to clear a deep hole -- why have I never...

    Shop vac to clear a deep hole -- why have I never thought of that, having done so many fence posts and pole barn supports. I'm gonna need a bigger shop vac.
    About that barky neighbor dog: Give him...
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    Hey, cTall, that''s brilliant! I'm on a break...

    Hey, cTall, that''s brilliant! I'm on a break from Amazon but looking doesn't count! I think I can find the same or similar at a local auto parts store. Gotta try it! That 3/4-to-1" emt gap has...
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    Sticky: Yes indeed, you should make one! It can be as...

    Yes indeed, you should make one! It can be as easy (no-sew gathered-end) or as complicated (bridge with all the bells & whistles) as you want to make it. You can make exactly what you want, and it...
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    Sticky: [QUOTE=BambulanceMan;1977659]Nice! That’s always...

    [QUOTE=BambulanceMan;1977659]Nice! That’s always a great closing gift. Do you happen to have any old pictures of that setup? /QUOTE]

    Well, they got a nice new hammock in a well-kept old house in...
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    Nah, not out of date, even if the OP who asked...

    Nah, not out of date, even if the OP who asked has reached a decision. The question and its variations (see "Similar Threads" list at bottom of the page) still has currency as long as somebody comes...
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    Sticky: In my old house I beefed up the hanging walls...

    In my old house I beefed up the hanging walls similar to the shelf idea by screwing some transverse 2x6 x36 boards across 3 studs on 16" centers, but I "hid" three of them per wall in plain sight on...
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    Sticky: [QUOTE=oldgringo;1975161]This is the bomb...

    [QUOTE=oldgringo;1975161]This is the bomb diggity. Spendy, though.
    GORILLA GRIP Original 3/4" Premium Anti-Fatigue Comfort Mat (70 x 24), Phthalate Free, Ergonomically Engineered, Extra Support &...
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    Sticky: OneClick, Sounds like you're all dialed-in now....

    OneClick, Sounds like you're all dialed-in now. So great that it's working well for you!

    Gargoyle, you're quite right, especially with a concrete or even a hardwood floor. Carpet just isn't...
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    Sticky: That's true, if you didn't already dump the beds...

    That's true, if you didn't already dump the beds years ago! We're an all-hammock house, no mattresses or big sofa, but by no means Spartan. Our visiting friends know that, and they're either...
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    Sticky: I was hoping to forget about a few of my OTHER...

    I was hoping to forget about a few of my OTHER dietary vices, but now see what you've done:boggle:. It's a loooong drive to the nearest store from here. Might as well pick up a pizza and some Cherry...
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    Sticky: Well, I don't think you're being OVER-cautious,...

    Well, I don't think you're being OVER-cautious, just prudent, and apparently you value your life and limbs! The load limit for those 2500lb ones is for the bracket only; the clips are just 600lb, so...
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    Sticky: Those brackets are HUGE!!! The obvious difference...

    Those brackets are HUGE!!! The obvious difference aside from what you say is that the spring clips are rated to 600 lb, not 2400 like the brackets. You can get springs separately and probably pay the...
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    Lucky you! My shortest hammock is 11', and my...

    Lucky you!
    My shortest hammock is 11', and my poles cut to 8'6" are a good length for it. It can fit diagonally in a 8x10 room. Outdoors you might want more height for a tarp but it has been OK for...
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    Sticky: Yes, definitely get the ones with springs! I...

    Yes, definitely get the ones with springs! I forgot to mention them. I bought mine at Lowe's a few years ago, but I don't see ANY of my hammock or porch swing hanging hardware on their web site now....
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    Sticky: Those are plenty strong enough, but $52 for the...

    Those are plenty strong enough, but $52 for the pair seems really costly!
    I just use something like these on my 45* angled ceiling joists (mine are a different brand but similar specs): ...
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    Sticky: YES! Out to the curb!!!

    YES! Out to the curb!!!
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    I find the 60" width is easier than 90" to get...

    I find the 60" width is easier than 90" to get out only if you're comparing them with simple gathered or through-channel ends, but I fold & whip my 90" hammocks to give them soft sides that eliminate...
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    You might want to check out Tightwad's build:...

    You might want to check out Tightwad's build: https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/showthread.php/150427-My-DIY-collapsible-tensahedron-stand-from-EMT-tubing
    I did the same thing recently for my...
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    Thanks to cmc4free for finding the link, and to...

    Thanks to cmc4free for finding the link, and to Rat for showing us the copper grommets idea in the first place. I admire the elegant appearance and simplicity of Optinaut's steel bushings but I...
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    Great, thanks! They sound perfect for the job....

    Great, thanks! They sound perfect for the job. I'm about 30 miles from anywhere that has much more than a Walmart (ugh), but there's an Ace Hardware I can go to the next time I get into town. I'll...
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    Hey, Optinaut, that looks very professional, also...

    Hey, Optinaut, that looks very professional, also a quick and easy solution. Where did you get those steel bushings (link?) Did the exposed bushing edges come rounded-over, or did you have to do that...
  43. I'm also an every-nighter with long-time spine...

    I'm also an every-nighter with long-time spine injuries. I have several cotton hammocks for myself, family and guests. I love my Carolinas and bought another recently to keep in reserve as a guest...
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    That IS weird! They've probably had no experience...

    That IS weird! They've probably had no experience with hammock camping and had no idea ... But the lack of curiosity really surprises me. Maybe next time you could do a quick show-and-tell (including...
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    I've been using headchange4u's method (cited in...

    I've been using headchange4u's method (cited in post 3 above) with my 90" wide hammocks, and whipping the ends (no need for holes). The first time I practiced the folds with one end of a piece of...
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    Hi SteelToe, I just saw this thread. Pretty...

    Hi SteelToe, I just saw this thread. Pretty impressive work there. I've probably read just about every thread on HammockForums that discuss mods to the shape of a 'generic' rectangular GE hammock,...
  47. Maybe it depends how "safe" they appear to the...

    Maybe it depends how "safe" they appear to the management, also whether they get customer complaints about "those" people freeloading & partying in the parking lot. Inner city stores with a large...
  48. Thanks, TallPaul!! I can use all the good wishes...

    Thanks, TallPaul!! I can use all the good wishes I can get!
  49. Thanks, dkurfiss and old4hats, for the advice re....

    Thanks, dkurfiss and old4hats, for the advice re. Walmart. It wouldn't surprise me if their policy has changed, for their own liability protection. It certainly is prudent to ask before staying on...
  50. Yes, a fun game indeed! I say Go for it if you...

    Yes, a fun game indeed! I say Go for it if you have the chance! I'll certainly put those places you've suggested on my list of possibilities. Thank you!

    Years ago I drove & camped in state/fed...
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