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    Can I hang from the floor Joist?

    Hello All,

    I am new to hanging, and really want to try out my new HH. My basement dose not have post that I can tie off to but I can get to the floor joist. is there a way i can hook up to them to try out my new Hammock? thanksfor your help.


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    Probably better if you can hang from a bearer. But assuming 8ft floor to bearer, you will need a decent length of suspension to get any sort of layable hang. If you get what I mean.

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    Joists will take the shear load, not a problem. Just need a sufficient eye into the joist.

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    Yep, I do it. My suggestions: Use "old" cantilever rule, make sure your eye is at least half way or more from the bottom edge. I use large fender washers to help distribute stress from the core (both sides), magnum eye bolt (not screw) and I would be surprised if you are a bigger bear than me. Works great, and yes I do have them 20 feet apart to get the ridge out as previously suggested.
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    i too am doing this, and found out that hanging chain from the floor joists allows you to get the lower hang with less room, i have about 12 feet of space, and can hang that way, you hang the chain from the joists then a bar between the chains for a ridgeline. it seams to work well.

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    I drilled a 1/2" hole through the joist in the center. Strung amsteel through it and hung from that. Didn't want to torque the joist with an eye bolt on one side. I also stayed on the same joist if that makes sense. I needed all 22' of my basement with 8' ceiling. I didnt use a solid ridge pole though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffythecat87 View Post
    i too am doing this, and found out that hanging chain from the floor joists allows you to get the lower hang with less room, i have about 12 feet of space, and can hang that way, you hang the chain from the joists then a bar between the chains for a ridgeline. it seams to work well.
    That seems like a good idea... why didnt i think of that!??
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    Quote Originally Posted by lattie11581 View Post
    I drilled a 1/2" hole through the joist in the center. Strung amsteel through it and hung from that. Didn't want to torque the joist with an eye bolt on one side. I also stayed on the same joist if that makes sense. I needed all 22' of my basement with 8' ceiling. I didnt use a solid ridge pole though.
    Good luck
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    Exactly what I do in my basement. Only thing I do differently is use some climbing webbing as a sheath for the amsteel resting on the hole's edges just to avoid wear.
    Don't let life get in the way of living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    Exactly what I do in my basement. Only thing I do differently is use some climbing webbing as a sheath for the amsteel resting on the hole's edges just to avoid wear.
    I just take my knife to carve out the corner and round it a bit. My amsteel soft shackle has held up great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    I just take my knife to carve out the corner and round it a bit. My amsteel soft shackle has held up great.
    I was going to do that but at the time I was lazy and had some scrap webbing laying around.
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