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19559Re: [Hammock Camping] Is 1 stud enough?

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  • j.a. tackett
    Nov 23, 2008
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      being a carpenter of 30 plus years.....you will pull that eye bolt out....
      i do not know if you own your house.......but if you do ....you can take a 2x6     with a plate on the cieling running from joist to joist mounted with screws and a plate on the floor running from floor joist to floor joist mounted with screws and a verticle 4x4 mounted to these 2 plates....that will do it.....and drill a hole in each verticle 4x4  for a nice secure tie down .....that is how i would approach this project
      if you want to make this more appealing to the eye then you will be tearing out sheet rock or plaster and flooring to mount your verticle to the house framing with carriage bolts....
      then repairing your sheet rock and flooring ......
      either way good luck

      --- On Sat, 11/22/08, Neal <nealaustin@...> wrote:

      From: Neal <nealaustin@...>
      Subject: [Hammock Camping] Is 1 stud enough?
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Saturday, November 22, 2008, 8:31 PM

      I've been out in the hammock quite a bit and want to hang a hammock in
      a room in my house. I have a typical American house with 2x4 studs
      that are 16" apart under gypsum board. My question is: If I screw a
      eye-bolt with into a stud in each of the walls would it hold? Would
      the horozontal pull possibly damage the walls. The walls are 9 feet
      apart and non-load bearing. Would I need to structure the load over 2
      studs? I weigh 200 lbs

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