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    Senior Member Peg-Leg's Avatar
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    Suspenion rings question, need expert advice.

    Would aluminum rings with a tensil strength of 250 lbs be sufficient to support a hammock? Of course there will be 2 rings per end. I'm no engineer, but I assume the 2 combined would yeild over 250 lbs breaking strength.

    Here's what I'm looking at:

    http://slingrings.com/sunshop/index....=4&prevstart=0


    How about it DIY engineer experts?
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    There was an older thread about those slingrings here. That should shed some light on your question.
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    Thanks AngrySparrow

    There's no end to the info on this site!

    I'm gonna try them. They're about 1/3 the cost of the SMG's. 2000 lbs is more than enough.

    Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peg-Leg View Post
    There's no end to the info on this site!

    I'm gonna try them. They're about 1/3 the cost of the SMG's. 2000 lbs is more than enough.

    Thanks again.
    Let me know if I'm missing something, but these sling rings look $0.50 more expensive, each. Take a look at these sellers for decent prices.
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    [[[[[[[[[Nevermind... didn't see that they are sold as pairs.]]]]]]]]]
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    Pairs

    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    Let me know if I'm missing something, but these sling rings look $0.50 more expensive, each. Take a look at these sellers for decent prices.
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    [[[[[[[[[Nevermind... didn't see that they are sold as pairs.]]]]]]]]]
    I didn't notice that either until after I placed the order. Original thought was just to try 2. To my delight I actually order 4 for the price I thought I was paying for 2.

    They also look better then the SMG's. Supposedly the nylon rings are very strong as well. Don't know about the weight.
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    At one point they had a blurb on their site that said the rings have lifted a 3,000 lb machine. It appears they have since removed that. Probably wise. However, I've not had any problems with ring distortion in the two years I've been using them.

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