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    I have an eye bolt in the middle of the joist with big fender washers... One of the washers is biting into the joist a bit, but I've been keeping an eye on it and it seems to be settled in now.
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    If you are really concerned about the load on the joist, you can hang "in line" with the joist...that is to say, both ends of the hammock connect to the same joist. That way you are not providing any sideways forces to your joists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldRagFreeze View Post
    I have an eye bolt in the middle of the joist with big fender washers... One of the washers is biting into the joist a bit, but I've been keeping an eye on it and it seems to be settled in now.
    ive done the same thing in my basement, and its worked really well so far.

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    thanks for all the replies, I will get on it this weekend and see how it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowl-maker View Post
    If you are really concerned about the load on the joist, you can hang "in line" with the joist...that is to say, both ends of the hammock connect to the same joist. That way you are not providing any sideways forces to your joists.
    Or if that's not an option, he could put a cross-brace between two joists (on each end of the hammock) and hang from them. Eliminates torque, spreads load between two joists on each end, and you can drill, screw, nail, and modify all you want, without touching the joists (except to fasten the two braces).

    By "cross-brace," I mean a board cut to fit perfectly between two joists and fastened in at 90 degrees to them.

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    Single joist + Amsteel + Cross-braces

    Quote Originally Posted by Rain Man View Post
    Or if that's not an option, he could put a cross-brace between two joists (on each end of the hammock) and hang from them. Eliminates torque, spreads load between two joists on each end, and you can drill, screw, nail, and modify all you want, without touching the joists (except to fasten the two braces).

    By "cross-brace," I mean a board cut to fit perfectly between two joists and fastened in at 90 degrees to them.

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    I did a combination of what earlier folks said about drilling a hole for Amsteel (and used a countersink bit to round off the edges) and what Rain Man said about cross-braces. I found the single joist wanted to flex sideways if the hammock swung (or so I imagined), so I added two cross-braces at each end to tie the joist to its two neighbors. Works great.

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