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    Help Me Find Some Rest

    I'm trying to go full-time, but the room available gives me only 13' or so on the diagonal, with ceiling height @ 7'9".

    Pretty sure that's too short for a wall hook mount, so I guess I'm talking about ceiling hooks, if it will work at all.

    So that's it. I know my BIAS is out. Not enough room to hang a 10' Mayan or Brazilian?

    If it would work, what would you suggest for hardware? Source? Suggestions?

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    Here's my bedroom hang with only 104" wall to wall.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=85907

    The ridgeline on your 11ft BIAS is likely 110"ish?
    Ought to be a way to anchor from the walls.

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    I can hang from a 10' space.
    Try a couple of short continous loops to eliminate the extra length from straps or whoopies. Works for me.
    A standard 10' hammock when set with proper/comfortable sag has around a 100" length. With attachment points anchored at around 5' up from the floor, you should easily be able to find a good position.

    I have done a simple larksheads with the continous loops (so I don't have to undo whoopies etc.) and used several different hammocks from the 10' span.
    Find a helper to hold the hammock to set wall mount location. Each of you hold up one end of the hammock and guesstimate a comfortable heigth for your rig, I like mine around 18" off the floor. It'll give an approximate idea of how high the anchors need to be.

    Another trick for longer hammocks I did was pass the whoopies thru the wall anchors/carabiner a secure the whoopies together over the hammock (kinda like a ridgeline) with another rated 'biner. The hammock fabric can almost touch the wall anchors.

    Modify your suspension to fit your needs. Straps can be made into loops or do up a set of custom loops or dogbones out of amsteel. Both work fine.
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    My hanging space is 12'9", and I hang about anything there except the Mayan tpe really long hammocks, and these I suspend from the ceiling and that works. I built a frame of 2x4's up each wall with holes to fasten a length of chain. The loop off the hammock attaches to the chain, the chain can be adjusted up or down, so that you can have a perfect hang with about anything. I have used this for a bit over a year and it is solid. You can do similar in your space corner to corner, just use a 2ft. length of chain instead of straps or whoopies at each end.
    If you prepare for failure you will probably succeed.

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    Thanks guys. Looks like I'll be hanging full time pretty quick. Very excited. Should be a sticky if it's not already.
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