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    Hang out setup

    I am looking to set up two poles in the back yard... I have two options with little cash difference...

    Option One... is 2 3/8 oil field pipe, ten foot long buried 2.5-3 feet 15 feet apart... 1.5-2 bags of concrete in each hole...

    Option two... 3 2x4x10 two screwed and glued together with the four inch side together and then the third one screwed and glued perpendicular to those two on the end... 2.5-3 foot deep, 15 feet apart, 1.5-2 bags of concrete per hole...

    The wood is about $10 cheaper when its all said and done... But either way I'm sure it will out last any hammock needs for the next few years...

    Which would you chose and why???
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    Originally I was going to sink a few poles in the ground, but in the end decided to make a stand I could move around. Personally I like moving my stand around the yard for a variety of reasons. It's nice to change it for wind direction, and sometimes I like scooting my stand up by the fire pit. I built a stand for about $40-$50.

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    If it was me I would use the drill stem.

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    I'd say if you don't want to build a movable stand, then use the oil field pipe. But I'd suggest picking up a 3rd one so you can setup a triangle to give you more hanging options to deal with the wind and weather when you want to hang.
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    I'd go with the steel pipe but set them in PVC casings so I could remove them when not needed and store away.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bannerstone View Post
    I'd go with the steel pipe but set them in PVC casings so I could remove them when not needed and store away.

    David
    good idea!

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    Assuming that the stand I am looking at will hold my DIY hammock as far as length... I will build a stand... If not I love the triangle idea... The pipe comes in 30' joints so I will have the pipe anyways...
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