Hammock & Swing Chair Installation
To install a hammock, you need two supporting solid points. If they are trees, they should be no less than 12" inches in diameter. If using posts, 4" x 4" x 8" hardwood weather resistant posts are commonly recommended. If installing inside your home, you need to find the studs in the wall or use interior columns. The studs in the wall are normally spaced on 16" centers. In some cases, local building codes may allow wall stud spacing of 24" inches.
1- If hanging the hammock from a tree, the tree should be a minimum of 12" in diameter. If using a post, 4" x 4" is the minimum recommended size. Make sure the trees and the posts are hard wood and in good condition. The post should be cemented in the ground a minimum of two feet; if the soil is sandy, ground the posts deeper. Place the posts in the center of the cement-filled hole and let it dry for 72 hours before use.
2- The minimum distance to hang your hammock will be the overall length of the hammock. For example, if your hammock is 12 feet from end ring to end ring, this will be the minimum distance to hang the hammock. When the hammock is hung, it should have a center low point of 2 to 3 feet above the ground. The optimal distance between hanging points is about one or two feet longer than the length of your hammock (from one metal rings to the other). For instance, if your hammock is 13 feet long, the optimal distance between hanging points is 15 feet. Please note that after some use the hammock will stretch its normal size, and as it stretches, the height will need to be shortened or lengthened to compensate. Keep in mind that these distances can be adjusted as needed.
3- Hammock's support points should be hung between 4 and 5 feet high. Find the center of the stub, drill a ¼ inch pilot hole, and screw in a 3/8 inch lag eye screw or a heavy duty screw hook. Make sure the hooks are inserted directly into the wall, posts, columns or ceiling studs.
4- If the distance between the hammock's two hanging points is larger than the overall length of the hammock, you can use marine nylon rope or chain to extend it. The two hanging points should be the same length and the maximum recommended extension is 18" inches on each end. If the hanging points are extended more than what is recommended the hammock will became unstable.
5- In addition, hammocks can be installed on stands, trees or columns with tree straps or outdoor rope. The rope should hold at least 500lbs or more. The installation is safe, secure, and simple. The rope should be long enough to double-up and wrap it around the tree, secure the rope with a knot, connect the tail of the rope to the end of the hammock, and secure with the rope with knots. Repeat the process with the other end of the hammock and relax. For hammock stand and tree straps installation follow the product instruction.
1-The hammock chair should be hung 2 feet higher than the overall length of the hammock chair so the hammock chair has a clearance of approximately 2 feet from the ground. Based on your individual height, this distance can be adjusted to accommodate personal preference and comfort. If hung indoors, be sure the hanging hook is inserted directly into an overhead beam or ceiling stud. If the ceiling is sheet-rock or plaster, use a stud finder and a small drill or ice pick to locate the stud; find its center. The hammock chair can be hung outdoors on a hammock chair stand, tree, or overhead beam. Additional chain or rope can be used if the height is extended.
2-When the center of the stub is located, drill a ¼ inch diameter hole into the center, and screw a 3/8” inch eye lag screw or a heavy duty screw hook. Make sure the hook is inserted all the way up to the eye and directly into the wall or ceiling studs.
3-If you are using a spring, insert the end of the spring's coil into the lag eye. Insert the other end of the spring into the eye of the chair. Use rope or chain to connect the hooks to the loops of the hammock chair. If not using a spring, use an S hook to connect the chair eye to the lag eye, and use the hook as a convenient and easy way to move the connection between the two.
4- Hammock chairs can be installed on a tree or a beam with straps or rope. The rope should hold at least 500lbs. The installation is safe, secure, and simple. The rope should be long enough to double-up and wrap it around the tree branch, secure the rope with a knot, connect the tail’s rope to the chair’s loop, and secure the rope with knots. For hammock stand and tree straps installation follow the product instruction.
S Hook Bracket Installation: Find the center of the stub, drill four 1/2" diameter holes per bracket and install the heavy duty bracket with 1/4" anchors and 1/4" screws. Make sure the screws are tight and the bracket is inserted directly in the center of the stub. Hang the hammock chair on the S hooks. If you need to adjust the chair to the proper height off the ground, you can use a chain between the upper and lower hook, or between the spring and the S hook. Test the installation with your weight before you sit.