Originally Posted by Meteor
What size pipe did you use for the booms? What size nails/stakes did you use?
I'm curious about the pins you used on the poles themselves - what sort of pins are they? What amount of your weight do they have to hold? I assume they have to be able to support whatever the downward force of the hammock suspension is as it attempts to slide down the slick surface of the metal pole? Obviously whatever type of pole pins you have used are working!
Alamosa - any updated pics after your modifications?
I used 3/8" x 12" threaded pipe that I purchased from Lowes with 12" gavanized nail.
I didn't have any pins available so I just used a 1/4" carrage bolt with a threaded plastic piece that covered the threads.
Since I am only 165lbs, I used a 3/4" rigid conduit for my pole. And yes, it is only supporting the downward force since the hammock suspension and tieouts are anchored at the same point on the pole.
I will post a couple of closeup pics in a few minutes.