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    Question for indoor hangers

    I can't find this with a search, probably using the wrong criteria, but could someone who's a full time indoor hanger type tell me what they use for connections to the wall, or do you just abandon in favor of a TD stand or something similar? If there's a thread, would appreciate some guidance to it.

    I run about 250, thinking eye bolts would hold but the question is what they're attached to. If I have normal 2x4 studs, the engineer in me wants to have probably overdone connection points.

    Thanks much

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    I use some eye bolts about 2" long with wide threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samiam2714 View Post
    I use some eye bolts about 2" long with wide threads.
    I figured that would work, but what do you attach the eye bolts to is my question. Do you just lag bolt them into the studs? Or, did you reinforce the wall in some way?

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    Bought Eyehooks at the store that are rated I think to 800 pounds. Sunk em into 2x4's by my window and by my closet hwere they are doubled. I've been into the walls here so I know they are well fastened to the header and footers and to each other. Drilled the holes in at 64 " up for my 11 foot span and have 2 20 inch leaders from the carabiners to the knots of my hammock. This sits me comfortably from the floor though I spent the last year about 5 inches lower and found out that I was having problems getting out of the hammock because my butt was too close to the ground when I was in it. Now I'm at about 20 inches or just where my knees are a little under 90 degrees when sitting in it.
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    I use a couple of these ..



    Screwed into solid brick they work a treat

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    I have been doing construction work for the better part of my life now and I have ripped many wall studs out with my bare hands because of improper mounting, during remodeling contracts.
    If a stud is properly mounted it could hold the lateral force being applied to it. However, if the guy installing the stud that day had a hangover/lazy day, like I see all the time in my field, he may have just shot 1 nail in top and bottom and moved on thinking that is all it would ever need to stay in place.
    "its just a wall stud" I have heard that phrase alot when my coworkers would cut corners while framing.

    With that being said. Most likely you will be fine if its an older home.
    I wouldn't worry about it too much. I just had to rant my frustrations with today's work ethics in the construction field.
    There is alot of different materials holding that stud in place. I would use a couple of eye bolts, if you get at least 1 1/2" of it into the stud you shouldn't be able to pull it back out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewie View Post
    I use a couple of these ..



    Screwed into solid brick they work a treat
    I think the cost of bricking might be prohibitive

    Doubled 2x4s would be better. Are you centered on one or do you have a bracket or something over both?

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    I have never trusted the studs to hold the force even in an older house. Hang too tight and you'll do damage. I have opted for a stand and will continue to do so. But.... if it's your house... it's your decision. In a rental... I think wall mounts are irresponsible.
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    I used the double studs,,and put a eye bolt in that had a 2" shank on it with wide threads on the down stairs,,upstairs which has sidewalls with a peak at the roof inside,,,,put eye bolts where wall studs joined ceiling rafters and holds very nicely. Butt on both hookups is about chair height off floor when in the hammock at either location.

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    The studs around windows and door jams will be doubled up. Those will be best anchor points if you plan to anchor to the walls. Ceiling joists would be the best bet if you can find a way to hang that way.
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