19571Re: [Hammock Camping] Re:Is 1 stud enough?
- Nov 26, 2008The biggest problem I see with bthat is the potential for two eyebolts 3 1/2 to 4 inches apart to split the stud. You definitely want to drill a pilot hole and you want the hole centered on the studs. Good luck! Tell us how.it works out.
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From: "Neal" <nealaustin@...>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 18:14:23
Subject: [Hammock Camping] Re:Is 1 stud enough?
I really like Carey's Idea and after thinking it through I think
that's the solution that I will be choosing. First I will be using two
Eye-bolts on each wall into a stud exactly 1 2x4 height above each
other. The 2x4 rests on the bottom eye-bolt( rated 175 lbs) with a
lagbolt between the two eyes and through the 2x4 (Kinda like a hinge).
Another eyed lagbolt will go through the 2x4 with the eye on the
bottom. This solution can also go into a corner of a room using two
adjacent walls. The 2x4 resting on the eye-bolt absorbs all of the
horizontal pull. The Stud in the wall can absorb the vertical weight.
It's easily removable with only the 4 eye-bolts remaining in the two
walls. One reason I want to use this hinge type construction is
because the Studs in the opposing walls don't line up. Also I will be
connecting two 2x4's together with 3 lag-bolts (2 with wing-nuts 1
normal) to make the 2x4 bar foldable and thus more portable.
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