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19561Re: [Hammock Camping] Is 1 stud enough?

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  • tim garner
    Nov 23, 2008
         I have to agree w/ "j.a. tackett".  You might get away w/ it for a while, but you're probably asking for a sore tail bone... not to mention damage to the wall.
          If going the extra lengths to make it stronger is more than you want to do, you might take a look at some of the hammock stands available.   ...Tim

      don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!!!

      --- On Sun, 11/23/08, j.a. tackett <conifir1@...> wrote:
      From: j.a. tackett <conifir1@...>
      Subject: Re: [Hammock Camping] Is 1 stud enough?
      To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, November 23, 2008, 6:53 AM

      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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