Portable Hammock Pipe Stand
I think I like the portable pipe or the Byer of maine vario stands. I want something that comes apart and can put in the back of a car or truck. If anyone has any other ideas i would love to know! I have an Eno hammock also so will be multi use. Wow, you have some great info here! I have been in search of a portable hammock stand for years. Not sure yet how long the electric conduit will have to be, but with their available Rail and Leg Extension Plugs, I should be able to cut them to a manageable size.
Also curious about proper distance between posts. The whole set up should come to lbs. It would seem to meet my other specs of needing no anchors points, packable, easy to set up…age creeping up, losing strength, and arthritic fingers. Have you seen this product yet? Several of us have made the stands and they are working great. I am very intrested in the portable hammock stand. Would like to know the price and can it be courier to Rustenburg. Is the shop in RSA? I just got an eno solopod for my eno dn.
This is a very good,but expensive stand. I used marine anchor line with a ridgeline that held everything in place even when the hammock was removed. I also had a smaller, 4. The distance between the poles is based on the length of your hammock, which is attached to each pole by endless loops larksheaded around each pole. The hammock is attached with biners. Very portable, but you still need those heavy stakes,and a sledge to drive them in.
At the beach you can bury hubcaps in the sand in the place of stakes. Much lighter and just as strong. Here in Florida bamboo is everywhere so the rig is cheap and lasts for years… It also looks really cool.
Probably stronger than the handy and way cheaper. Hey Derek, just wanted to chime in on my go to stand. The weight of your body keeps it all together. I am looking to buy a stand that I can fit a Brazilian hammock for indoor sleeping…. Or just hang from both trees off to one side and put a 6 foot pole up to raise one end of the hammock back up.
Fits in my Toyota, easy to set up, solid, handles a tarp well, needs no stakes, height adjustable, fun to make. I am interested in your portable hammock stand. How much are they? I already have a hammock so I only need the stand. The pipe stand is by far my favorite and most costly. The pipe stand and calculator works great for my Hennessy.
Ends up being much less expensive than buying smaller lengths. Fastened two large carabiners to the 90 degree elbow. Your email address will not be published.
No trees for that hammock? Here are a few examples: Arches, Escalante, Grand Canyon, etc. Is it truly portable e. Is it easy to assemble in the field especially with just one person?
Can it accommodate a tarp without flexing? Is it structurally sound and sturdy? Can it hold more than one hammock? Make sure all fittings are tight. Sturdy construction, depending on materials used. Handy Hammock Stand Portable: Folds up and is backpacker-friendly.
The struts can be pulled apart to accommodate a tarp. Slight flex, depending on rope used. Most Popular Searches portable hammock stand diy hammock stand portable hammock.
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Ah, see I was also getting the negative hang point every other time I put it in which threw me off. So I guess sticking to 12ft if I can would be possibly better, it looks like that would have a 30degree angle at about 6ft? A negative number on the suspension means the hammock is too long for the distance and angle selected. This is a bug I need to get fixed. You can fit a longer hammock in a short distance if the hang angle is extreme and the hang point is high. For some Mayan hammocks this is ideal.
Thank you for your help! This makes a bit more sense to me now. It seems to have been my phone not changing the hang distance to 12ft after putting in 10ft and giving a neg. So it looks like 12ft is the way to go for the hammock that size. I appreciate the help! For big, long Mayan hammocks you can hang at a 45 degree angle and then sleep almost perpendicular.
It can be very comfortable. Hey Derek Thanks for the info! Most of my stand stays assembled, like the T-joint on the feet and the elbows on the uprights. These I tighten down. When I assemble I can use the stand itself to tighten it up pretty good by using the mechanical advantage of rotating the pipe.
This looks like a great design. The balcony is about 10ft wide by 2 ft deep. Yes, that could get dangerous. I would lower the stand height and find a way to anchor it to the ground or wall because a two foot base is very small. Does anyone have any thoughts on the ability of this stand to double as a spot to hang a hanging chair.
Or will this put too much stress on the cross piece and cause it to bend? I am thinking of using this stand in my apartment since all the studs are metal and not good for hanging hammocks.
I was hoping this stand could do double duty depending if I was looking for a place to lay down or sit up. Any feedback would be appreciated. And for a little more information on my plans, I was going to use a solid ten foot span across the top since that is all the space I have and I thought I would have a better chance of it working double duty.
If so, I am not sure how you are planning on hanging the chair from them. I guess you could tie a rope across the top between the two uprights and make it as tight as possible and hang the chair from that. I guess I can play with that and see if I can keep off the ground. Yes, you would need to put the stress on the poles. If you hang straight down on the ridge pole you risk damaging the pipe.
I will soon purchase Warbonnet Ridgerunner. Would a turtledog stand work better? You could make the pipe stand work for sure. You will need a longer distance to span the Ridgerunner any way you go. Been following your page since May when I decided to start camping again after 40 years and bought my first hammock. Just decided today to build this. Sleeping in my back yard tonight! Thanks a ton — and I love your book!
Could I put the tarp over the cross piece? What would the disadvantages be to putting the tarp over the 10ft cross piece vs under it? I ask because I am trying to build a double stand that would hold two hammocks two separate 10ft cross pieces for a festival. Basically I am looking at having two single stands joined together at the base. Most hammock tarps have an 11 foot ridgeline. This poses a problem if you are trying to create a free-standing hammock stand because a large tarp will extend past the support pieces.
Are you familiar with this one? Metal pipes and fittings are really expensive in Singapore. So I will be giving bamboo poles and pvc fittings a shot. For using bamboo a fantastic idea I would make a turtle-dog stand that lashes two tripod stands together with a central pole joining them. I did read up on the turtle dog stand but most of the builds I have come across uses some form of metal plates and screws to attach to ply woods. And I cannot adopt the same idea for bamboo as it will split.
How do you suggest I attach the central pole to the two stands by lashings? Is it possible to just rest the central pole atop the two stands? Need to go larger diameter? You mean something that had 2 verticals at the head end and a single vertical at the foot end? Far easier and less expensive to go larger diameter.
BTW, this is only for the back yard. There are quite a few threads showing from those close nipples, and I think I may take a couple of wrenches and grind the two fittings tighter on the close nipples if I keep the this configuration. I use 5 ft. I have a threaded coupling on the bottom long bar and a union on the top. I was always careful to setup my lines so that my weight is taken up by the two upright bars, and the top long bar never takes any weight directly.
This puts the pressure on the top bar in compression forces pointing mainly toward the middle of the long top bar. I avoided it earlier because I knew how heavy it is.
For my indoor hammock hang, whoopie slings are not good too close but if I were to run a ridge line or two, I think the whoopie slings would be handy…a piece of wire with some line and I have my own, custom length whoopie slings. Not sure why, maybe a combination of the thin pipe flex and a settling in of the joint threads due to my weight but the last adjustment was about 4 threads in…I noticed that one of the upright legs was flexing a bit much above the T-Fitting.
I had to partially disassemble that side to grind it in. The union joint fitting is easy to check and usually requires only a small adjustment but you can see the improvement in the straightness of the pipe line going through the fitting,. Pipe fitting have a tapered thread system intended to fit up for static pressurized systems like water and gas distribution.
While you can hang a hammock on a frame of this pipe, the components are not intended to structurally support a dynamic load such as a swinging hammock or someone getting into or out of it. That you have to tighten or grind your fitting joints is indicative of this limitation to your application. The strength of pipe structures is dependant on the rigidity of the joints. Larger pipe systems can developed stronger joints but will be heavier. Industrial supply folks like Grainger and McMaster Carr do have these materials.
I have spent some time trying to come up with a design for a light weight, compact, inexpensive, and adequate hammock stand for camping. My current best practice design includes heavy walled aluminum tubing with spliced straight joints and a system of tie out lines to hold the pole in place until I can get into the hammock. The poles are at about 45 degrees, close to the hammock, and the tie outs spread around to support front, back, and out from the top of the pole.
Also requires a ridge line. This system is not ready for prime time yet. It is still bulky, ok for car or truck camping, still not good to my satisfaction for cycling, and not for back packing my goal. The poles take most of the load in compression and the tie outs just hold the pole in position and resist cross axis loads. Unless you can build a mono-molecular frame 2 poles? Tries many different support techniques, it just does not hold up.
Hi, I built one of these and it works great with my GE, but I want to also use it with my 90degree Gamma. Do you think adding a 1 or 2ft pipe with either a coupling or a union, would affect the structural integrity much? Hi, and thanks for this wonderful plan.
Hi there, considering this project since there are no trees in my backyard. Would the original specs in the picture be able to hold two people lbs combined in a double hammock? Worried about bending and swaying.
You could make a V-stand with the pine. Thicker pipe will give you more stability. I just built this stand, and am trying to rig a no- sag Hennessy Hammock on it per your instructions in the video below.
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For using the stand, I would separate the tarp. I am having trouble finding threaded pipe so have been looking at non threaded pipe and joints that fix using grub screws. Would this work do you think? I would guess that they would work.
Pins would also work if you drilled holes clean through join and pipe. Thanks for the reply Derek. I would suggest that grub screws have an even smaller diameter and may be more prone to the inevitable dirt.
A bit of WD can help there. Question,how does the hammock hang with the webbing. Webbing is just the standard tree straps correct? And how does it stick to the pipe? Wouldnt it just slide down? There are lots of ways to keep your suspension on the poles. I usually just use a webbing strap, wrapped multiple times around the pole.
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