Hammock Stand

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Intro: 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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    CaseyCaseckraske

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    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

    4 years ago on Introduction

    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

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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_Rickralema69

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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_Rickralema69

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    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.