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Where I can find help to drill holes for a hammock?

Hello everyone!

I moved to a new place recently that is perfect for a hammock. But I'm a complete incompetent drilling holes in the wall. Specially as far as I understand for the hammock a especial treatment is needed (as the screws are specially large and maybe it has to be installed on a concrete wall which I don't know how to verify).

By any chance do toy know someone that could help me out. Obviously I'll pay for the service

Thanks a lot in advance.

Alejandro
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Old 09.07.2021, 09:50
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Re: Where I can find help to drill holes for a hammock?

Maybe get a hammock stand
https://www.ikea.com/ch/en/p/garoe-h...grey-80251513/


It'll also prevent any problems with large holes in the wall when moving out.
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Re: Where I can find help to drill holes for a hammock?

In theory you need something like that:
https://www.hornbach.ch/shop/Bolzena...9/artikel.html

or
https://www.hornbach.ch/shop/Messing...3/artikel.html




there are different variants, depends on material, some you glue in others not.
Two caveats:
- you need to be sure the material of the wall can carry the weight
- it is extremely hard to later remove it, and in a case of concrete you cannot fill the hole adequately, so be sure it is agreed with landlord (in a case you are renting).
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Re: Where I can find help to drill holes for a hammock?

That's not a good answer, nejc. The first anchor is perfect for concrete, as long as the holes in the hammock baseplate allow for them. The other anchors are NOT suitable at all for a hammock for multiple reasons: they can't take the oscillating or shock load, and they only exist in very small diameters. If you had a drop-in anchor in mind, I would recommend steel ones, not brass. These brass drop-ins are designed for 6mm to 8mm threaded rods to hold light-weight suspended ceiling panels, light fixtures, and narrow cable trays. They are available in larger diameters, but it's insanely inpractical.

Source: worked in the fastener industry for 15 years.

OP: get a handyman. if you don't know how to tell what your base material is, you don't have proper tools, etc, your best bet is to ask an expert. Maybe these guys: https://www.handymanservice.ch/
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.... Maybe these guys: https://www.handymanservice.ch/
Child labour?

Just kidding. Good link.
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Just kidding. Good link.
Funny, didn't realize there was a kiddo in the picture when I found it in a quick Google search. But I did check around the site before sharing the link, and it seems like a reasonable, family-run business that does a little bit of everything. Not a large firm that could charge and arm and a leg to exchange a ceiling fixture.
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Child labour?

Just kidding. Good link.
That will be the lehrling you pay an extra 50 CHF/h to hand things to the real tradesman !

(Also just kidding - apprenticeships are a great thing, and someone has to pay, but the first time you get a bill it's a bit like "whoa, that's an expensive gopher". TIS...)
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Re: Where I can find help to drill holes for a hammock?

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That's not a good answer, nejc. The first anchor is perfect for concrete, as long as the holes in the hammock baseplate allow for them. The other anchors are NOT suitable at all for a hammock for multiple reasons....
Yes, you are right, the second one is up to maximum 1,1 kN, which is not enough. I was too fast. Sadly I cannot correct the post anymore.

But the first one is strong enough and you can mount any metal plate on it you need.
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Re: Where I can find help to drill holes for a hammock?

[QUOTE=curley;3326459]Child labour?

Just kidding. Good link.[/QUOT


Is Handymanservice good I could use one.
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