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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    I just finished my "Hammock Lab" in the back yard using the footing instructions given. I'm going to wait a week for the cement to cure before I hang anything off them. There are three posts in a corner formation which present three hang possibilities: 12' 14' and 18'. Separated from the busy road by a privacy fence and a soon to be stacked pile of firewood. It's also got a portable fire place so we can camp in the yard.



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    Looking good!!! What sector will this be? (ala Shug)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezhiker View Post
    Looking good!!! What sector will this be? (ala Shug)
    I have no idea what you are talking about. I've watched some of Shug's videos but don't get the reference.
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    Seems he always says at the end of a segment, "All secure in sector 7 " or what ever.

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    Ohhhh. Well I am old school Army, so this is just part of my general AOR, I wouldn't assign this a sector. We are calling it the "Hammock Lab" though. So now I have a new area to play with hammock ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SGT Rock View Post
    I just finished my "Hammock Lab" in the back yard using the footing instructions given. I'm going to wait a week for the cement to cure before I hang anything off them. There are three posts in a corner formation which present three hang possibilities: 12' 14' and 18'. Separated from the busy road by a privacy fence and a soon to be stacked pile of firewood. It's also got a portable fire place so we can camp in the yard.



    Thanks to those that participated in this original thread. I couldn't have done it without ya!
    With the plans being for 3ft in the ground and the post only being 8 feet tall, I'm guess you only buried them 2ft as it appears you have around 6 feet above ground. Would that be correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    With the plans being for 3ft in the ground and the post only being 8 feet tall, I'm guess you only buried them 2ft as it appears you have around 6 feet above ground. Would that be correct?
    See plans in post #38.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catavarie View Post
    With the plans being for 3ft in the ground and the post only being 8 feet tall, I'm guess you only buried them 2ft as it appears you have around 6 feet above ground. Would that be correct?
    Yes, that is correct. I understand that you want 1/3 under the ground, but the plan has you using a 1' base of cement under the pole connected by rebar, so if you add 1' to the 8' pole (the only length I could find) I figured that made the structure 9', so 3' (one foot cement base plus pole) below the ground was within range.

    When I augured out the holes I hit rock and/or water at 24" down, probably from living so close to a creek in the Appalachians. Instead of using 1' rebar, I used 2' rebar and hammered it into the rock layer below the cement base and ensured I had at least 5" above the base to connect to the second layer. I laid the foundations on one day and gave them some time to set, then put the posts in and finished the cement jobs on the second day. I'll give them about a week to cure and hope that works. The ground here lately is super saturated from days and days of rain.
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    Auger


    Auger almost to the bottom. That bit is 12" x 36" if I remember correctly.
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