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    deck hanging

    I just had my deck roofed and couldn't wait to get a hammock strung up. I bought an ENO dbl for the deck but the angle is a bit too extreme I think. Can you recommend a better hanging solution for me? Hopefully these photos will illustrate how I have things set up. I have it kinda of temporarily tied until I'm satisfied.






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    Looks fine to me.

    You can place a nail in the next rafter out. Just for a test view..no hanging, and see if that improves the angle. Once you find the spot that looks/feels right, then you can drill a hole.
    14-16 feet apart for an 8' ceiling is about average.

    Big question, is it comfortable ?

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    consider blocking the rafters after you dial it in. looks great.
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    consider blocking the rafters after you dial it in. looks great.
    That. The potential for twist makes me cringe.

    If that red rope is what I think it is, it is not very strong. I would replace it with amsteel continuous loops larksheaded onto the rafters.
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    Actually, the red rope looks like a climbing/belay rope to me, which while every strong, has LOTS of stretch. I had a hammock in my yard that I hung with a belay rope. I had to string it so tightly just so I wouldn't sink to the ground. I finally got around to taking it down this week. You can just run your webbing around instead of the rope. I think the angle looks fine. :-)
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    thanks for checking out my deck set up/nap pod. I appreciate the feedback and observations. Happy hanging!

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    Re: deck hanging

    Also you may consider a ridge pole... Like is used on the turtle dog stands... It limits the twisting on the rafters and evens out any weird angles if you do the math correctly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    consider blocking the rafters after you dial it in. looks great.
    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    That. The potential for twist makes me cringe.

    If that red rope is what I think it is, it is not very strong. I would replace it with amsteel continuous loops larksheaded onto the rafters.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    Also you may consider a ridge pole... Like is used on the turtle dog stands... It limits the twisting on the rafters and evens out any weird angles if you do the math correctly...
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    You can use the Hammock Hang Calculator to figure out your angles.

    It looks like you should fasten to the joists about 22 feet apart, assuming they are 8 feet high. But, try plugging in your own numbers.

    David

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    This looks great. Heading to mom's lakehouse this weekend, might have to hang on the dock instead of using the trees.

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