Originally Posted by hppyfngy
So wait, did the fence rail fail on you?
One other thought, your setup looks great but most everyone else building these has put the "third leg" of the tripod away from the center.
It could possibly help with stability and at least it keeps you from knocking the ridge pole with that leg or having that leg be in the way of your hammock suspension. I know I like to swing a little...
Might be worth a try.
I ended up going with a 1" black iron pipe 12' long. I originally tried the 1-3/8" fence railing cut into two 7.5' sections but the top picture is the result. Setting up on concrete for the first time was probably not the best idea.