Contributed by Kelly in hammockstandexpert.com
On this article, you will find useful tips to hang up your new hammock or hammock chair safely.
Before you attach a hammock, it is important to make sure that the suspension is high enough. Not every bar, tree or wall is high sufficiently to hang a hammock. So check carefully that they meet your requirements. When in doubt, look for another point of suspension or use a hammock stand.
Keep in mind that not only can be worn your weight but multiples thereof. By moving into the hammock will exist extra pressure on the suspension points, which can cause a peak load. At the maximum load of the bed, it is here taken into account. So make sure that the tree or wall can also handle this extra weight.
Hanging Hammock: Calculate The Distance
If you are going to hang a hammock, you must calculate the correct distance. In the determination of the distance between two suspension points, you can make the best that space as full as possible. When the distance between two suspension points (much) is longer than the hammock, this is almost never a problem. This is easily solved by using snap hooks, chains or rope.
You should also look to the future. If you are the metering length exactly to the duration of your current hammock, you are bound in the future to choose a hammock that should not be longer than your existing hammock. Often, people initially a single hammock. Over time, customers come back often to visit our showroom to buy a double hammock still. These are in fact more comfortable.
So make sure that you take a large margin in hanging the hammock.
Is the distance between the two suspension points less than your hammock, you have a problem that’s hard to solve. You can put a knot in the ropes of the hammock. This has the advantage that the total length becomes shorter. The downside is that the hammock will hang less comfortably wide because the ropes this are too short. Also, there may be a peak load on a particular part of the lines. This is therefore not a good solution prolonged.
Hanging Hammock: Determine The Height
When hanging a hammock, you have to ascertain the height of the suspension points and the height of the hammock above the ground.
The suspension points you usually hang at a height of about 180cm. Try to ensure as far as possible that the two suspension points at the same height. If this is not feasible can be somewhat corrected by the use of rope or chains, but it is not preferred. So do not hang one suspension point at 180 cm and the other 150 cm.
Some suggest that you should use a formula to hang a hammock. The height of the suspension points would then be dependent on the length of the hammock. We prefer to hold on the hammock on about 180cm and to correct duration and height using a rope or chain.
With an accurate confirmation, depends on the lowest part of the hammock approximately 40 – 50 cm above the ground. This may even be slightly less.
Keep in mind that a hammock will stretch after the first use. This can sometimes be 40 cm longer use after some time. This is important in determining the height and length as you hang a hammock.
Hanging Rod Hammock
A bar hammock has less long ropes. Therefore, you can hang this even lower. A bar hammock can hang around at a height of 120 – 140 cm. These include falls by less downward. A lower suspension point is sufficient.
Hanging Hammock: Wall
Two walls are ideal for hanging a hammock between. A wall is usually firm and will improve comfort. If the hook is stable, the hammock will also be enjoyable. Unlike a hammock stand or smaller trees, walls do not move with you when you are rocking with your hammock.
Make sure that the wall is high enough. Walls may be old or less firm. Also, make sure you use proper plugs for hanging the hammock on the wall. The screws should also deep enough worry. Our mounting kits are special plugs for walls.