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    Thanks for the pics mtroxell!
    Very creative problem solving there...
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    Pipe stand

    I've been sleeping indoors using my pipe stand for about 2 weeks now. Never had a more comfortable nights sleep in my life as i do sleeping in the Ridgerunner. I had to sleep in my bed last night for the first time in 2 weeks because the RR had to be taken down so I can move some furniture around tomorrow. I got out of bed this morning with a backache. Hammocks are awesome!!! Just a few pictures of my final (so far) setup, hammock is wrapped in a cloth sleeve during the day so I have more room:
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    PVC (again)?

    I'm going to bring up the PVC option again. The major static forces on the stand are all compressional (end-to-end along the top piece and top-to-bottom on the uprights). Very little bending force is applied as long as you tie on close to the elbow. For supporting static weight, I don't see why PVC or thin-wall tubing wouldn't work just fine.

    Now for real life: there will obviously be dynamic bending forces on the uprights (swing end-to-end) and the legs (swing side-to-side). PVC/thin-wall wouldn't stand up to that.

    I need to noodle on this for a while to figure out how to make it out of PVC or thin-wall tubing. But I have to eliminate those bending forces. That stand with the tripod legs on each end (can't remember the name) takes care of those but it doesn't break down as well. hhhmmmm - more noodling....

    I'm not shooting for "backpack-able" but lighter sure would be handy.

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    Thanks just picked up all the pieces going to put it together tomorrow.
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    I built a turtle lady stand and wanted to use pvc. It was stated earlier you need to go thick on the horizontal pipe. The compression force is pretty high. There is a calculation table in the turtle lady stand thread and other places (it is left as an exercise for the reader to find it) that will help you find the exact forces. I have to think this stand has the same issue which is why the 1 inch pipe is recommended as being the most stable. I settled on a fence pole and while it bowed some (I'm 180 lbs) it held nicely. I did try 12 ft of conduit and it bowed like crazy ,enough that I thought my straps might slide off. Again I was using the turtle lady stand but you get the idea.
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    Could I probably get away with using the following?
    • 1x 10'x1" pipe
    • 2x 90 elbows
    • 2x t-joints
    • 2x 72"x1" pipe
    • 4x 24"x1" pipe?


    I'm living in a trailer/mobile home now and the studs aren't thick enough to support a hammock. I've been sleeping on the floor for the last month instead of my hammock and it's been hell on my back and neck.

    Think 10' is long enough? My height is 5'10".

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    Hey ya'll, like the pipe stand...just don't try it with 3/4" rigid aluminum, it fails! At least that was free pipe for me. I used steel fittings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dean View Post
    Could I probably get away with using the following?
    • 1x 10'x1" pipe
    • 2x 90 elbows
    • 2x t-joints
    • 2x 72"x1" pipe
    • 4x 24"x1" pipe?


    I'm living in a trailer/mobile home now and the studs aren't thick enough to support a hammock. I've been sleeping on the floor for the last month instead of my hammock and it's been hell on my back and neck.

    Think 10' is long enough? My height is 5'10".
    That will work, but is higher than necessary, which will stress your 90 degree ells. My welded steel stand is 9'7" oal, and 68" tall. I hang hammocks as long as 11' on this stand by passing the suspension around the uprights and bringing it back to the center, where it clips to the suspension from the other end.

    Here's a link to my stand. I shortened it some from the dimensions given, and it uses welded links to anchor the suspension, which proved to be unnecessary. Anyway, you get the idea.
    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...ad.php?t=33309
    Last edited by oldgringo; 12-12-2013 at 04:04.
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    Thanks, and cool design. I think I might try bringing the height down to 60". I think that should be tall enough for an indoor hang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dean View Post
    Thanks, and cool design. I think I might try bringing the height down to 60". I think that should be tall enough for an indoor hang.
    I would go 68"...you can always cut and rethread if you need to.
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