Introduction: Hammock Stand

This is not the cheapest stand to be built. But if you have strong winds or need something extremely sturdy that can be easily broken down and used where trees are scarce, then here you go!

Materials:
• (4) 1"X72" Threaded Pipe
• (4) 1"X24" Threaded Pipe
• (2) 900Elbow Joint
• (2) "T" Joints
• (1) Coupler

Construction:
1. Put the pieces together.
2. Lash your hammock to the corners. I used a Black Diamond 18mm nylon runner and a quickdraw for mine.
3. Add bug nets and rain flys.
4. Relax.
 
The Hammock system I used here is the ENO doublenest, Bug-net, and Pro-fly.

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creedy1 made it!(author)2014-06-02

Hi, kind of dog is in the picture? Thanks!

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ckraske made it!(author)2013-10-28

how much does this cost. Just the stand?

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CaseyCase made it!(author)2014-01-29

Jan 2014 pricing @ Lowe's...Two ten foot "sticks" of 1" pipe ($20.27 ea) + two "T" fittings ($4.55 ea) + two elbows ($3.37) = $56.38 + tax.

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CaseyCase made it!(author)2014-01-29

Forgot to add the 1" union... @ $9.89.

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CaseyCase made it!(author)2014-01-29

It would be cheaper if you buy the pipe in ten foot lengths. Have the guys at Lowe's cut and thread the ten foot "stick" to 1 six foot piece and 2 two foot pieces. Check it out...it is less expensive than buying the precut stuff.

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k24tea made it!(author)2013-06-16

Nice work making the stand. It's a simple, clean, stable design. I'm pretty sure this is identical to Speer's pipe stand from about 2004, which was featured last summer in a how-to write-up with diagram at http://theultimatehang.com/2012/07/portable-hammock-pipe-stand/ and has been mentioned/pictured elsewhere before that (google "hammock pipe stand").
There are some good comments on that site re. strength with different pipe types/sizes; also some folks over at hammockforums.net have made interesting variations, with helpful comments. I made one a few years ago for a friend weighing about 250 lb, and he still uses it, no problems.

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ralema69 made it!(author)2013-06-13

Do you think 3/4 would hold up? What weight would you say this is rated for, approx? I am 180's. But you are right, not cost effective! 72" pipe, $20.00+ ea.

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Mave_Rick made it!(author)2013-06-13

3/4" would support you just fine. ENO hammocks (doublenest) are rated for 400lbs. Your hammock will most likely give out before the pipes. Centripetal force is your biggest adversary, under high winds your weight is multiplied throughout your swing. If you want to truly find out the using a generic formula for centrifugal force may get you a nice rough estimate. Fc=mv^2/r to see how much force is acted upon each support.

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Mave_Rick made it!(author)2013-06-13

3/4" would support you just fine. ENO hammocks (doublenest) are rated for 400lbs. Your hammock will most likely give out before the pipes. Centripetal force is your biggest adversary, under high winds your weight is multiplied throughout your swing. If you want to truly find out the using a generic formula for centrifugal force may get you a nice rough estimate. Fc=mv^2/r to see how much force is acted upon each support.

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