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    Back Yard

    Well, I think I have finally solved my back yard issue. Due to the fact I only have three trees 30ft or more apart this made my back yard non-hammock friendly. I solved that by purchasing two 8ft 6x6 treated lumber post. Now we can Hang! I placed them about 13 feet from my Bradford Pear. I will attempt an over night hang tonight. I am not a carpenter and digging a hole was a whole lot easier than making a hammock stand. I can only hope that 24 hours has been enough time for the cement to set up. I also pray that the 6x6 post are strong enough.

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    Sweet, great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thom View Post
    Sweet, great idea!
    Thanks Thom. I got the general idea from a pic that Rip Waverly had posted here.
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    Looks like a solid project, I'd wait 48 hours if you used the yellow quik-crete sack...

    Looks great though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by flight_chick View Post
    I got the general idea from a pic that Rip Waverly had posted here.
    I hope your pole was a bit easier to install than Rip's.

    I was the hired help for that project. It's amazing what a man will do for a six pack and a pizza

    Your's looks great! Nice job.

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    Limbs on Bradford Pears have a bad habit of splitting off unexpectedly. Be careful.

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    I really want to do this, but as you can see in the pic below all of my trees are bunched towards the back in a "C" shape around the yard. That would mean placing a post somewhere right in the middle of the yard which would just be weird looking.


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    Mark, try one in front of the fence and about 18' away from the first big tree on the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markr6 View Post
    I really want to do this, but as you can see in the pic below all of my trees are bunched towards the back in a "C" shape around the yard. That would mean placing a post somewhere right in the middle of the yard which would just be weird looking.

    I had to place my post in the middle and it is weird looking. BUT....I am hanging and that was the goal. If I ever sell of course I will have to dig 'em up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old4hats View Post
    Limbs on Bradford Pears have a bad habit of splitting off unexpectedly. Be careful.
    You are right about that. I am using the most center branches. It seems to be a healthly tree, but will watch it for signs of splitting.
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