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    backyard post setting?

    Hey all !
    I need to ask a question about putting some post in my backyard .

    HamMike posted a picture .with 3 4x4's .. Ill be useing 6x6 .My question is What would be the correct distance between post ? for 6ft tall post. i didnt see that discussed in this thread .. scroll down to see HamMikes pic .
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    thanks all !!!

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    Oh i might alot add . Ive been hanging in the backyard from a large tree to a 4x4 fence post .im wanting change this up becuase . Theres a nasty widowmaker in the tree that i cant get too,to remove. And useing the 4x4 it just flexes too much( sagging my tarp badly + i could hang up too 3 hammocks ,thus furthering educating friends and family..
    thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesy View Post
    Hey all !
    I need to ask a question about putting some post in my backyard .

    HamMike posted a picture .with 3 4x4's .. Ill be useing 6x6 .My question is What would be the correct distance between post ? for 6ft tall post. i didnt see that discussed in this thread .. scroll down to see HamMikes pic .
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...t=58995&page=2

    thanks all !!!
    Depends on your gear...

    I think the distance would have something to do with the ridgeline length of your hammock; add more for the ridgeline of a tarp of course.

    In general? I'm still a newbie hanger, but would probably use a 16' distance myself. Maybe 14' at a minimum (but that may "crowd" some types of hammocks)?

    yup. Use 6x6 not 4x4 and sink posts to a depth suggested by some other threads here on hf (sorry don't have those links handy).
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    Deeper the better... As far as sinking your post goes... Like said above your hammock and suspension set up determines your minimum length... I can hang relatively short without my tarp... But if I need my tarp I need at least 15 feet... 16-18 probably would get most setups swinging right...

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    hmm im pretty close to 16ft now .And with the 6ft post as close to 30 degs as i can get.
    My Srl is overly tight and my butt is very close to the ground. wbbb with whoppies and HH with whoppies .seems to work pretty decent with the HH i guess the hammock is shorter than the BB..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brute1100 View Post
    Deeper the better... As far as sinking your post goes... Like said above your hammock and suspension set up determines your minimum length... I can hang relatively short without my tarp... But if I need my tarp I need at least 15 feet... 16-18 probably would get most setups swinging right...

    http://theultimatehang.com/hammock-hang-calculator/
    Brute1100 is right. Also use that calculator link to find what above-ground-height you will need for your posts- based on the distance you choose between them.
    Course, I'd have to enter the longest hammock length, tarp length etc. since well... mostly HFers eventually have more than one hammock
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    If I were you, I'd go 8' above ground on the posts. It'll give you more wiggle room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast 71 View Post
    If I were you, I'd go 8' above ground on the posts. It'll give you more wiggle room.
    Yup.
    Seems like i read some of the threads indicate best to make attachment points (or straps) at least 1-foot below the top of the post(s)?
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    Just a thought, but don't some of the bridge hammocks require a longer distance between posts/trees? You might have one later on even if you don't have one now. You could set two of the posts a bit further apart and still hang gathered end hammocks, especially if you go with 8' tall above ground.

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    I went about 15 ft apart with mine, and I had to make my attachment points around 6ft (or just over) to get a nice 30 degree suspension to my wbbb and eno dn.

    the further you distance them apart, the higher you'll have to go to reach that angle (if you care)

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