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    just priced materials at menards, home depot and local ace hardware..
    menards would be about $160, for they do no cutting/threading so you have to buy seperate pieces, local ace hardware..would be about $120, four 10' sections cut into 7' &3' sections with threads and all connections..Home depot would be about $100 for the same.. all this is 1" galvanized or black iron.. now i realize that at 350 lbs i would be pushing the limit but i do believe its doable..i figure the galvanized would last the longest outside and if i really wanted to i could paint it, or add hangers etc. for a yard decoration type thing.. but i mainly want it to do a couple of things
    ]1) hang hammock and superfly tarp, with 7' sections for uprights and top bar that should be plenty of height and width.
    2) to be able to hang my gear over to dry/air out when i get back from a hike and to use it when i do my yearly permethin treatment
    3) the afore mentioned yard decoration, with hanging plants etc..even tho i think the hammock and tarp would be just as beautiful..
    4) while not lightwieght i can disassemble and put in my truck if i HAVE to go to a campground to hang and hike like in most of the state parks here..
    so it looks like next payday this might happen will post pics when i do..
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    If you have a Lowe's nearby, they will also cut and thread for you for free. funny thing is that 6' sections on 1.25" are $35, but 10" sections are only $24....so I had them cut them into 6 footers for me, thread the ends, and then make the legs out of the leftovers. $125.00 out the door.

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    This rig seems to be pretty much perfect. Free standing, simple, and just enough space taken to hang. And it will give me a chance to play with my whoopie slings I'll be making with my 600' of Amsteel. I just have to convince the wife to let me set it up in the house. Maybe for those nights I occupy the guest bedroom.

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    That's a really neat idea, to make a stand out of steel pipe.

    I wonder if 4 pcs of longer eye bolt threaded into wall corners (two at each end, at a 90% angle between them, directly into the studs) will work.

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    Cool I am going to have to try this!

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    Do not forget Lowe's gives Active and Retired Military a 10 % discount.

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    could you use 1/2 or 3/4 inch pipe for this instead of the 1 inch? or would it be to weak

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    I'm dumb as a fence post when it comes to mechanical stuff and can't even tie a knot, but I understood these directions and we put this up in my office. Its about 10 feet in length, so its shorter than these plans so it could fit in my office. It cost $120 at Home Depot. I sleep in it every night and have a ENO Double Nest hung on it. It is very wobbly and it has to be tightened every couple of weeks.IMAG0938.jpg Other than these issues, which can be fixed, its GREAT!! My office is so small that I can't get a good picture.

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    Would this stand still work if the 72" sections were replaced with 36" sections with union joints? I'm no expert but it appears that the forces would not adversely affect the 36" section joints. The force would be compressive rather than "bending" wouldn't it?

    It would be more complicated because of the extra joints but it would allow the stand to be packed down to a smaller size.

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    ILLUSTRATION - Portable Hammock Pipe Stand (Speer/Jacks Instructions)

    Quote Originally Posted by A.Bottoms View Post
    could you use 1/2 or 3/4 inch pipe for this instead of the 1 inch? or would it be to weak
    I would like to know this as well. I can get 3/4" steel pipes (water pipes) that have 2mm thick material. They look pretty strong. 1" or more is difficult to get from home supply.

    I also thought that the 3/4" refers to the inner diameter whereas the outside diameter is slightly above 1" (27mm)

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