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Hammock Hanging Instructions

Inside Home or on Patio Porch

Hammock Hanging Tips fig_01Hang from wall studs or ceiling joists (beams). To find studs or beams, tap on wall or ceiling to determine approximate location. Most interior walls have studs every 16 inches. Then tap in a thin nail to make sure you have hit wood behind the wall board. Find center of stud or beam by tapping in a thin nail to left or right of first one. Screw in hooks (fig. 2) and use appropriate amount of chain or rope to hang hammock.

 

Outside Home

Outside Home If You Have No Trees
Use side of house or garage (see fig. 1 or 3) or sturdy fence post for one connection. Then set a 4 inch x 4 inch post (like a fence post) the correct distance from the first connection.

Outside Home With One Tree
Use the tree for the first connection and place post nearby.

Outside Home With No Trees Or Walls
Place two posts the correct distance apart for your hammock.

Note: Posts should be eight feet long. Dig hole 2 to 3 feet deep so that when post is set, it sticks 5 to 6 feet above ground. Pour in a bag of ready mix concrete and add water using directions on the concrete bag.

From Trees
Use hooks (as illustrated) if trees can accommodate them without damage. Otherwise, tie a rope around the trunk or sturdy branch using a cinch knot.

From Masonry, Concrete Or Adobe Walls Or Ceilings
Use 5/8 inch masonry bit to drill a 1 3/4 inch deep hole at a slight angle. Tap in a 5/8 inch lead expansion plug. screw hook into plug and hang hammock.

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Hammock Chair Hanging Instructions

Warning!

Do not spin or swing in your hammock chair, as failure and injury may result. Regularly inspect all points of attachment or suspension, and discontinue use if wear is evident. Customer assumes all liability and risks resulting from use of the hammock chair.

Parts Included

1. Hammock chair with bar assembly & woven seat.
2. One 5/8″ x 4 1/4″ screw hook and one 2 1/2″ “S” hook.

How Much Chain Do You Need?

Use 3/16″ link #2 type chain (750 lb. test), available at most hardware stores. Measure from floor to support beam, and subtract 5′ 6″ to arrive chain length. (“S” hook should be about 6′ from floor, leaving about 6″of extra chain to loop under swivel, as shown in Figure B. Raise or lower as prefer, adjusting length of chain accordingly.

Hammock Chair Care & Tips DiagramCare

  1. When hanging chair make sure loops and suspension arms are straight. They sometimes get twisted or tangled in transit or during washing (see Figure A).
  2. Washing – By Hand or machine. Remove seat from bar and tie the ends together to prevent tangling. Warm wash, cool rinse, hang to dry.
  3. Important: Periodically inspect all points of suspension and attachment (detailed areas in drawing) for signs of wear. Discontinue use if unusual wear or fraying is evident. Inspect swivel attachment (Figure B) for wear. Gap between swivel components should be no more than 3/16″. For extra safety, loop extra chain underneath swivel and hook on to lower’ end of “S” hook, as shown in Figure B.
 

How To Hang

Exposed Wooden Beams
(ceiling, patio cover, or gazebo)

  • If your beams are exposed, you’re almost done!
  • Simply install the hook into the center of the beam all the way until only the curved part of the hook is exposed.
  • Hang chain from hook and suspend chair from chain using “S” hook, leaving about 6″ of chain hanging free.
  • Loop free end of chain under swivel, and attach to lower end of “S” hook, as shown in Figure B.

Hidden Wooden Beams Or Rafters
(ceilings and porches)

  • Locate hidden beams. They are commonly spaced 16″ apart. One way to locate them is by tapping lightly on the ceiling, listening for the difference between a hollow sound (no beam) and a solid, sharper sound (beam). Don’t get discouraged, they’re up there.
  • To make sure you’re on a beam, hammer a small nail at the spot (you’ll hit something solid if you’re on the beam).
  • To locate center of beam, hammer second nail to left or right of the first one. Drill and install as in previous paragraph.

Cement Or Adobe Ceiling

  • Drill at a slight angle into cement or adobe with masonry bit.
  • Apply adhesive mixture into hole.
  • Insert lead plug, tapping lightly with hammer.
  • Screw straight hook (included) into lead plug. Allow adhesive to cure.
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Hammock Care & Tips

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Using Your Hammock

All hammocks are made more comfortable if sat in on an angle (fig. 1). This flattens out your body and better distributes your weight for less tension, good back support, and thus greater comfort. Some wide hammocks—like the Yucatan or Maya hammock— are comfortable when lying across it. (fig. 2). In a double hammock, two people can sit together in several ways (figs 3-4).

 

Getting Into Your Hammock

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Position yourself to sit on the hammock as you would a bed or chair – that is, with your back to the hammock. Do not straddle the hammock or climb in feet first. Reach behind you and spread the hammock out before you sit down (fig. 5). This gives you a bigger target and ensures you make full use of the hammock’s space for the best weight distribution. Sit down, stretch out and relax.

Getting out of the hammock is even easier. Just swing your legs over the side, sit up, then stand up using the edges or “rails” of the hammock to push yourself up with your hands.

 

Caring For Your Hammock

Hanging
Hammock Care & Tips fig_06Avoid hanging a hammock directly on hooks as friction wear may result. Instead, loop chain or rope from hook through loop end of hammock and back to the hook (fig 6).

 

Handling
When handling hammock, always hold it by the loop ends to avoid tangles.

Storage
Hammock Care & Tips fig_07For storage of hammock, hang both ends from one hook on the wall or in the closet. Or fold it as shown in fig. 7. Do not just toss it on a shelf without folding it first.

 

Washing
Hammock Care & Tips fig_08Hand wash with mild detergent. Some colors may bleed a bit. Tie up arm strings first to avoid tangles (fig. 8).

 

Weather
All hammocks, no matter what material will last longer if not left exposed to the weather. Most of our hammocks are cotton which is a better material outdoors than synthetics because man made materials tend to break down from ultraviolet rays. Ideally you would bring your hammock in out of weather extremes. Ask us which hammock is best suited to your local weather.

Repair
Should a string break on an open weave hammock, it will not run like a stocking. However do tie the two broken ends together so that a hole doesn’t develop. For a broken arm string, also just tie a knot.

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