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    hammock stand suggestions

    Just got my 325 sq ft deck screened in. Now I am ready to hang bug free. Is there a stand that would meet the approval of hammock forums?

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    The turtledog stand. You can take it down when you have company, and it is reliable. I've been using mine inside for going on a year now.
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    The turtlelady stand uses bamboo, which is more aesthetically pleasing and lighter weight.

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    TL and TD stands are great!

    So are the aluminum pole DIY stands (see GroundHog's posts).

    There is also the JRB Pipe Stand, not too pretty but kids and pets probably won't accidentally knock it over.

    The Byer Vario Stand. You'll do better if you go ahead and order the vertical extensions.

    And a variety of no-name stands about 14' total width, with each end angled out away from the center. You may have to DIY some vertical extensions for these as well
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    How high?

    Just wondering how high is too high to attach my hammock? Would 9' be too high to attach the ends? I'm thinking I can drill holes in the deck ceiling beams and hang from there. Would that work?

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    Re: hammock stand suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Jharpphoto View Post
    Just wondering how high is too high to attach my hammock? Would 9' be too high to attach the ends? I'm thinking I can drill holes in the deck ceiling beams and hang from there. Would that work?
    You can do it... Just takes a little math to get the hang right... I would recommend you still use a ridge pole to keep from pulling the beams together... It would keep the load straight down on the beams instead of pulling in... Less likely to tear stuff up when only one angle of force is applied...
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    Not exactly sure what a ridge pole is. Would a brace between the beams help?

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    A ridge pole would essentially be a metal pole hung from the deck joists and your hammock would then hang from the pole.

    That would keep all the force on the joist straight down with gravity as they are designed to withstand. Without the pole you force would pull in the direction of your suspension which could potentially twist and joist.

    Check out the TurtleDog stand HERE and you can see what a ridge pole looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsamescott View Post
    A ridge pole would essentially be a metal pole hung from the deck joists and your hammock would then hang from the pole.

    That would keep all the force on the joist straight down with gravity as they are designed to withstand. Without the pole you force would pull in the direction of your suspension which could potentially twist and joist.

    Check out the TurtleDog stand HERE and you can see what a ridge pole looks like.
    AHA. Got it. Thanks for the link

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