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    So now that I have all the parts, how do I tighten it because the threads don't necessarily go on easy. I'd love any feedback.

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    I was lucky enough to join the Jacks from Jacks 'R' Better at Trail Days 2012 and saw first-hand the pipe stand that they used for their demonstrations. The Jack's used 2 in. pipe that was virtually indestructible. I liked it so much that I made my own for my hammock demonstrations. I made mine from 1 in. pipe and it has been working flawlessly. I love it!

    This stand packs down and travels much better than my Vario stand and it works perfectly with a tarp.

    The Jacks' stand is based on the Speer design from 2004. This is nothing new: there are lots of variants on the forums, but I thought I'd draw up the basic instructions from the Jacks for the benefit of the forum. Take it and run with it!

    I wrote up a quick blog post on my website for non-forum traffic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by copleycw View Post
    So now that I have all the parts, how do I tighten it because the threads don't necessarily go on easy. I'd love any feedback.

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    COPE
    I just thread the pipes together without tools. I used a little vaseline on the threads to make them slippery. I keep the end caps when I store the pipe because the vaseline makes marks.

    When I spent time with the Jacks, they used some serious pipe wrenches to assemble their stands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dejoha View Post
    I just thread the pipes together without tools. I used a little vaseline on the threads to make them slippery. I keep the end caps when I store the pipe because the vaseline makes marks.

    When I spent time with the Jacks, they used some serious pipe wrenches to assemble their stands.
    How tight do I need to go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by copleycw View Post
    How tight do I need to go?
    I do mine just hand tight. I use mine a lot in hammock demos so I take it up and down a lot. I just put it up in my living room tonight to do a quick tarp comparison.

    How permanent do you want this stand to be?

    1) Add lubricant
    2) Use tools (depending on how tight you want it to be)

    I don't use tools, just my hands.
    Last edited by dejoha; 11-22-2012 at 23:57.

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    Awesome thanks... I'll try it tomorrow

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    ultimate car camping rig! I like it, thanks for sharing.

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    I like this idea, will be building one soon, thanks!
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    Change in materials

    I really like the idea of this stand and think I've come up with a method to build it for under $60 by changing up the materials a bit, should also be lighter. I still need to do a little experimenting for the feet but since I'm recovering from pneumonia it will be a slow build. My plan is to use 1.5" EMT (electrical conduit) with pre-bent elbow and compression fittings for better strength over the screw type couplers. The pre-bent elbows I felt would be stronger than other fittings, plus give me an extra foot with each of them. Using just two 10' pieces of conduit, this should give me a ~6' x 12' opening to hang in. This stuff is plenty strong, take a hydraulic bender usually for 1.5" and larger.

    The feet might need some work. The idea I'm going to try first is stacked 2x4 glued and screwed together, maybe 4-5 thicknesses for 6-7.5" (might be overkill). Then I'll drill a 1.75" hole through all but the bottom 2x4, the conduit is 1.74" OD so should be nice snug fit.

    If it all works I'll document it up and post. Let me know if you see any major flaws or suggestions for improvement in what I've stated above.

    Thanks to all for a great forum and awesome information!

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    Jobo - would suggest using steel fitting and not die cast as they are stronger. if you can find 'long collar' fittings use them as opposed to 'short collar' - differant brands of fittings have differing internal depths, the amount of conduit sliding into the fitting if that makes sense -

    ~cinnamon

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    dejoha- I was looking at a couple of your other pics and had a couple of questions...

    1) is that a Exped Dreamwalker you have on? I've wondered about it often...good product or gimmicky(word?)?

    2) How do/did you like your Ahnu Elkridge boots?

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