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    Stand advice needed please

    Got a new job, and need to set up an apartment as a "home away from home". I would really like to just use my hammock, but need a stand since I can't drill walls. I only have my phone, so using the search function is a little difficult. I am short on time and can't DIY at the moment. Does anyone have a recommendation or suggestion for an "off the shelf" stand? Something I could purchase at a big box store or amazon/online.

    I am a hefty hanger around the 275lb mark, and will be using a Grand Trunk double.

    Thanks in advance, Brian P.

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    What if you commissioned someone to build you a Turtledog stand? Materials, shipping, and labor would get you north of $100, but it would work better for camping hammocks that have to hang higher. With the right incentive, someone could build and ship one in a few hours.

    Or maybe someone near you could build and deliver it, saving you some hefty shipping costs.
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    I looked at the turtledog and was concerned with overall length needed. With a 10 foot ridge line, I wonder how far it is from the furthest leg end to end? I will have to go ask in that thread.

    Thanks, Brian P.

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    Another possible option, if the Turtledog stand's footprint is too big: put together a plumbing pipe stand. Not off-the-shelf, but simple to build. I had all the lengths cut and threaded at Home Depot. Total cost (without wrenches) was $90.

    Supplies (all 1 1/4" galvanized, threaded at both ends):
    4 6' lengths (maybe as short as 5' since hopefully you won't need tarp inside And this will save you the cost of one 10' pipe)
    4 2' lengths
    2 Tees
    6 90* Elbows
    1 Union
    Teflon tape (not necessary, but makes things easier, especial for disassembly)
    2 Pipe Wrenches
    Plastic tarp to protect floor covering from oil when assembling
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    Quote Originally Posted by siskiyousummit View Post
    Another possible option, if the Turtledog stand's footprint is too big: put together a plumbing pipe stand. Not off-the-shelf, but simple to build. I had all the lengths cut and threaded at Home Depot. Total cost (without wrenches) was $90.

    Supplies (all 1 1/4" galvanized, threaded at both ends):
    4 6' lengths (maybe as short as 5' since hopefully you won't need tarp inside And this will save you the cost of one 10' pipe)
    4 2' lengths
    2 Tees
    6 90* Elbows
    1 Union
    Teflon tape (not necessary, but makes things easier, especial for disassembly)
    2 Pipe Wrenches
    Plastic tarp to protect floor covering from oil when assembling
    Hi all.

    New hammie hanger here. I am making an iron pipe stand for indoor use. Any opinions re whether I can use 3/4" pipes all around, or even should even though I can? I have a stand set up and gingerly got into my hammock and it sways as my hammock does. I had my first hammock disaster last week and landed on my back on top of some other junk. My fault, I think... stock biner wasn't fully closed or something. I afterwards though but don't want a repeat performance.

    I am using an Eno DoubleNest, weigh 126 lbs and am 5'1". Been using the hammock calculator to help me figure this stuff out.

    I currently have a 10' ridgepole and 5' poles... small room. 6' poles would not work(slanted ceiling) and I don't want to hang diagonally in the room.

    I also put 90 degree street elbows @ ends of the foot poles then used flanges for feet. Is this going increase flex at the T and cause some issues?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrokenWings View Post
    Hi all.

    New hammie hanger here. I am making an iron pipe stand for indoor use. Any opinions re whether I can use 3/4" pipes all around, or even should even though I can? I have a stand set up and gingerly got into my hammock and it sways as my hammock does. I had my first hammock disaster last week and landed on my back on top of some other junk. My fault, I think... stock biner wasn't fully closed or something. I afterwards though but don't want a repeat performance.

    I am using an Eno DoubleNest, weigh 126 lbs and am 5'1". Been using the hammock calculator to help me figure this stuff out.

    I currently have a 10' ridgepole and 5' poles... small room. 6' poles would not work(slanted ceiling) and I don't want to hang diagonally in the room.

    I also put 90 degree street elbows @ ends of the foot poles then used flanges for feet. Is this going increase flex at the T and cause some issues?

    Thanks.
    I weigh 230 and use the one in my thread that uses 3 foot pipes. Be cautious with elbow ends if the whole unit sways end to end, the little elbows may not be cut out for it, especially if they are threaded (the threading is thinner than the pipe ya know). https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=37065
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    What are the dimensions of the space the stand will be in? Amazon has several that could fit your needs as does Ikea. I think Walmart even has a Hammock with a stand for sale in their camping section.

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    Re: Stand advice needed please

    That's beautiful! Do you think it would work in PVC?

    do you think you could break up the top pipe into sections for easier storage?

    Thanks! And great job!

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    At the Spring MAHHA, Papa Smurf was using and demoing some pipe stands for hammocks. Not sure who was manufacturing them but you could ask.
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    I don't know if this is what siski is referring to but here are some directions for a stand made from pipe.

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