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19572Re: [Hammock Camping] Re:Is 1 stud enough?

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  • Arye P. R.
    Nov 28, 2008
      good luck finding the stud center through the wall.

      Better yet would be to replace the 2x4 with a 2x8 or 2x12 placed on the other side of the wall spanning horizontally across at least 2 studs and place the eye bolts at least 12 inches (30cm) apart just through the walls (not the studs) and through to the 2x8 or 2x12. A piece of webbing or re-bar between the eye bolts can be used to anchor the hammock too.
      To disguise the 2x's attach a 1x with screws or brackets to form a shelf, finish as would like if not with paint or stain try a self adhesive product like Contact Paper (self adhesive vinyl product
      <http://housewares.hardwarestore.com/37-188-contact-papers.aspx>)
      Additionally the same can be done to disguise 2x's on the hammock side that can be installed to prevent the eye-bolts from pulling together if webbing is used.

      Sapere Aude

      Arye P. Rubenstein

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


      The 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@yahoo. com>

      Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 18:14:23
      To: <hammockcamping@ yahoogroups. com>
      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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