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    Hammocks and 2 inch water mains do not work?

    Hola,
    I decided to hang my hammock inside. The benefits to my back and just the general fun of swinging has finally overcame my fond connections to the mattress and sheet. Well, tonight.. I go to sink the eye bolts into my 2x4's. Guess what. Water is spewing out like a geyser. I'm in an apartment with one hand on water that is shooting 12 feet and the other on a cell phone calling my pop. He arrives. We go into emergency mode of taking turns applying pressure to the spewing water! lol. Takes 20 minutes for the guy to arrive to turn the water off in the apartment complex (the whole building in fact....howdy neighbor). I watch as water spews onto every square foot of my bedroom. Do you understand the pressure behind a 2'' water main for an apartment building. He finally turns it off.
    I decide to drink around 30 Innis & Gun, PranQster and Salvator brew haaaaaas. Hey.. Why not. I'm in hypothermia and my adrenaline is overcoming my ability to think of my fellow man.
    Oh well. I know where the water main is now. And... I know where I do not want my hammock to reside. What a night. I'm exhausted. It's cool.... anything for a good hammock experience.. Right?????? And yes... My hammock will swing high above this crap.

    True story and I'm ashamed to say so...

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    Now that would have been a video worth watching!

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    haha thats a hell of a story brother

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    Almost as disastrous as the time I decided to stealth hang from the ladder of my neighbor's Winnebago and the prow of his fishing boat trailing behind. I woke up in Los Banos going 60 mph on my way to the San Luis reservoir.

    Not really. It makes me sad that I can't even make up a story as funny as the busted water main. Still, the water main doesn't even come close to the story about how you got your nickname.

    I hope you are able to get everything all aired out and dry. If not, just remember--if the floor is covered by 6 inches of water, you'll want to hang at least 7 inches above the floor. Thanks for sharing (although I'm probably going to get beaten to death by the Missus, who will keep being awakened by my poorly muffled chuckling).
    You're gonna need a bigger hammock

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    You got the best stories Earplug, thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earplug94 View Post
    Hola,
    I decided to hang my hammock inside. The benefits to my back and just the general fun of swinging has finally overcame my fond connections to the mattress and sheet. Well, tonight.. I go to sink the eye bolts into my 2x4's. Guess what. Water is spewing out like a geyser. I'm in an apartment with one hand on water that is shooting 12 feet and the other on a cell phone calling my pop. He arrives. We go into emergency mode of taking turns applying pressure to the spewing water! lol. Takes 20 minutes for the guy to arrive to turn the water off in the apartment complex (the whole building in fact....howdy neighbor). I watch as water spews onto every square foot of my bedroom. Do you understand the pressure behind a 2'' water main for an apartment building. He finally turns it off.
    I decide to drink around 30 Innis & Gun, PranQster and Salvator brew haaaaaas. Hey.. Why not. I'm in hypothermia and my adrenaline is overcoming my ability to think of my fellow man.
    Oh well. I know where the water main is now. And... I know where I do not want my hammock to reside. What a night. I'm exhausted. It's cool.... anything for a good hammock experience.. Right?????? And yes... My hammock will swing high above this crap.

    True story and I'm ashamed to say so...

    Earplug
    Wow! What did the property manager say or do? Did you explain you were trying to hang a hammock?

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    That got to be one of the best Hammock stories i've heard for a long time

    Please. PLEASE let the camera roll the next you are "installing" something, it' would have been a good shot at AFV
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    Pics or it didn't happen.

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    water hammock, do I detect a new trend here
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    that must of been a mess LOL even the worst pressure its 10 gallons per minute. i dropped a gallon of milk on the kitchen floor and i thought that was bad.
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