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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramblinrev View Post
    My concern with the floor jacks, yes I have used them, is the force on them is supposed to be directed vertically. By introducing a lateral force to them you are changing the directional engineering of the post. I was not happy with the idea. Cheap nasty jacks could give way at the screw entry. I stopped using them as soon as I could. Plus my basement is so dusty I'd end up with black lung disease if I hung down there for any length of time.
    Pretty much what I was worried about.

    Ill have to check if their bolted down.

    Perhaps Ill jut use the beams to be safe anyway.
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    Lateral Force Defined:


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    Quote Originally Posted by SnrMoment View Post
    Lateral Force Defined:


    lol.....exactly what would happen to me.

    " Im just gonna crawl in here to take a Na..AAAAHHHHHRRRRGGGGGGGG!"
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    if lolly columns are installed properly, welded and lagged at top and buried in concrete on bottom, then you are fine. if they are the light duty screw kind i wouldn't hang from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    if lolly columns are installed properly, welded and lagged at top and buried in concrete on bottom, then you are fine. if they are the light duty screw kind i wouldn't hang from.
    This is what they are.....I can remember not buried at all....unsure about welding or bolted....didn't realize they would be considered light duty.

    We are closing in a few weeks and moving in... so maybe Ill take a picture and post it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by adkrella View Post
    So I was hanging between two jack posts in the basement ....

    The entire house came down around me....



    This didn't really happen.



    But I have your attention

    I'm thinking about doing this but am unsure if it would be a bad idea or not.

    Any Tips?
    So...am I to assume that you have made your gear choices and are awaiting delivery?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12trysomething View Post
    So...am I to assume that you have made your gear choices and are awaiting delivery?


    Hey man....I was gonna pm you last nght but you were offline....

    yup.

    Got my hammock and net last week (Snipe and Buginator for now)

    and ordered my Superfly last night

    Ton of stuff from Dutch....

    Still haven't ordered quilts yet....

    that's the BIG one.

    Im going to pm you if its cool.
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    Nice choices. Send away!
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    Mine are concreted into the slab with a square bracket nailed to the beam - I've hung on them for ages and they haven't so much as shifted. There would have to be a LOT of bent metal and obvious signs of failure before they gave way.

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    I'd use the I-beam. Proper hardware will set you back about $20
    Fastenal and other electric and plumbing supply houses carry the hardware to make this easy and adjustable without drilling holes in the beam.


    http://www.fastenal.com/web/products/details/62202


    http://www.fastenal.com/web/products/details/42426

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