DIY Network

All Projects

TV Projects

    What Do You Want To Work On?

      What Activity Do You Want To Do?

        0

        Available Projects

        Get Results

        DIY Network /

        Message Boards

            DIY Message Boards  Hop To Forum Categories  Home Improvement  Hop To Forums  General Home Improvement    Hammock Installation in Brick
        Go
        New
        Find
        Notify
        Tools
        Reply
          
        Hammock Installation in Brick Sign In/Join 
        Picture of sbling
        posted
        Howdy,
        My current project is figuring out how to install a hammock into a corner of my home on the patio. There's plenty of space, the question is how to make sure I don't mess up.

        Using this I can calculate that there's going to be roughly 260lbs of shear force at a 30º hanging angle (about 10ft between two anchors, 114" hammock length, 24" off the ground in a hammock meant to hold up to 300lbs, if you are interested). Already own a hammerdrill, looking at installation hardware too. The hammock company sells this hanging kit (of course they're out of stock–though i can probably find it at a physical store rather than online) but the screws included are meant to go in wood...

        Any suggestions (I'll even take a, "that's a stupid idea why would you try that buy this hammock stand instead") or tips or all out guidance would be much appreciated.
        Thanks,
        Sydney
         
        Posts: 7 | Location: United States | Registered: Apr 18, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
        Picture of GardenSprite
        posted Hide Post
        I don't think an anchored hammock is stupid, but will offer that a hammock on a stand can be moved around to catch the sun, shade or breeze. I see you'll have 2 anchors; can't tell is that means the patio is covered or not.

        It's been years since I've swung in a hammock but I have some vague recollections about ours tipping over. Maybe there were some kids playing in ours and that caused the tipping. Of course, the stands may be much sturdier now as well.

        Anyway, good luck with your project; it's nice to walk down memory lane and remember when just being outside doing nothing was a pleasure. Smile
         
        Posts: 1879 | Registered: Oct 06, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
        posted Hide Post
        if I had to knock some holes for a support, I would drill into the mortar, not the brick, and use a couple of epoxy-set expansion bolts into something like a 3x3 piece of angle iron (prepainted of course.)

        my preference would be to get an iron stand for the hammock, just to prevent knocking the anchors into a perfectly good wall.

        we use ours periodically during garden work, slung between perfectly good oak trees where the wind comes through, but the canopy provides nice shade. that's an easy mounting Wink


        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
         
        Posts: 5696 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
        posted Hide Post
        Hi sbling,

        I believe you could find something similar that would work to mount your hammock to the brick wall.

        Below is link to a picture of what you might use.

        http://www.northerntool.com/sh..._200311785_200311785

        You could find something link this at a TSC store near you as well as other parts similar to your hardware link that you posted. To mount it to your home I'd be sure to use all 4 holes and use Tapcon screws at least 2" long in each so each shares the load when using the hammock.

        Others may have additional suggestions.

        Good Luck!

        This message has been edited. Last edited by: Simply_Me,
         
        Posts: 515 | Registered: Mar 27, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
        posted Hide Post
        Just my opinion..
        I wouldn't tie into the brick wall unless you go all the way and into a stud.?
         
        Posts: 820 | Registered: Jan 29, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
          Powered by Social Strata  
         

            DIY Message Boards  Hop To Forum Categories  Home Improvement  Hop To Forums  General Home Improvement    Hammock Installation in Brick

        © Scripps Networks 2009

        Advertisement

        Posting Guidelines

        • Please be sure posts are category appropriate.
        • No off-topic or off-color postings.
        • Postings may be deleted at the discretion of DIY moderators.
        • No advertising is allowed.
        • Be nice. No name calling, personal attacks or flaming.
        • Certain words will trigger moderation of the post. These words mostly cover political or religious topics, which are OFF the topics covered by DIY.

        Full Guidelines

        For general message board help, click the tab labeled "Tools," and choose "Help" from the dropdown menu.