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    Hangin in the House

    I put a couple of small hooks on the walls in the garage to hang up the hammock to dry and air out but I was wondering, has anyone hung their hammock inside the garage or house and actually used it?

    What kind of hooks should I use, and will it tear down the house?

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    you will need weight rated equipment to safely hang in the house- there are several threads on indoor hanging- be sure to attach to a stud in the wall at the very least- adding some re-inforcement to your anchor point is a good thing, also.KM

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    A lot of people seem to use eye screws with decent success, but the biggest ones I've seen are only rated to ~250lbs. Padeyes, like one would use on a boat are the best suggestion I've seen. They're more like $20/ea (starting) rather than $2.50 for the eye screws, but the ratings can go pretty high. I have a set on order rated to 1200lbs from West Marine.

    I'm less concerned about the metal bending as I am about purchase in the wall (stud), and 2x 1/4" screws ought to provide more purchase in a stud than 1x 3/8 (the largest eye screw I was able to find).

    There's a thread somewhere here with pictures - I'll see if I can dig it up.

    <edit> Pedro was the one who "pioneered" this (afaik): http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=10084

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    Generally speaking there are two schools of thought.. use a hammock stand (my own position) or engineer reinforcement into the wall. There are many on the forum who sleep full time in a hammock. I did for a while but have since moved back to a regular bed for a variety of reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthonysaudiojournal View Post
    I put a couple of small hooks on the walls in the garage to hang up the hammock to dry and air out but I was wondering, has anyone hung their hammock inside the garage or house and actually used it?

    What kind of hooks should I use, and will it tear down the house?
    you don't already do this? I hang everyday inside my house. I watch tv, take naps, and sometimes use it instead of the bed (when I'm alone). Make use of that hammock of yours! eye bolt lag screw into a window or door jam is all it takes. I got pics of this somewhere on one of the other threads on this subject. the tough part is getting the height of the eye bolt lags just right the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidennis View Post
    you don't already do this? I hang everyday inside my house. I watch tv, take naps, and sometimes use it instead of the bed (when I'm alone). Make use of that hammock of yours! eye bolt lag screw into a window or door jam is all it takes. I got pics of this somewhere on one of the other threads on this subject. the tough part is getting the height of the eye bolt lags just right the first time.
    +1 on the above. People tend to over think it. I've been in construction allot of my life and hang my 200+lb self on a couple of eye bolt lag screws into jams in my living room.
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    about $10.00 should do it... good eye lag bolt... i think 3/8 pre drill into a stud... twist it in and clip or tie to the bolts... be hanging in less then 1/2 hour.
    How many time have you heard.......? "nice hammock what about when there are no trees?"

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    I've been in construction allot of my life and hang my 200+lb self on a couple of eye bolt lag screws into jams in my living room.
    Man, your Jams must be stickier than ours.

    If it can hold your hammocks up, no wonder you don't eat the stuff.

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    Screws into studs...ok. Screws into door and window jams...pushing your luck if you ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbiraman View Post
    +1 on the above. People tend to over think it. I've been in construction allot of my life and hang my 200+lb self on a couple of eye bolt lag screws into jams in my living room.

    +1 I am 165Lbs. Use two 3/8" Eye Bolts, pre-drilled the holes and I have never had any issues...."YET"

    P.S. They are rated for 250lbs.

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