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Could someone please tell me what kind of support is needed to hang a 500 pound porch bed swing? The 500 pounds also includes the weight of people on the swing.

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Didn't the swing come with installation instructions? –  Tester101 Jan 22 '13 at 14:20
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How many anchor points? How far apart are they? hanging 500lbs from a single anchor is different the spreading it across 4 points over 10' –  Steven Jan 22 '13 at 14:20
    
A picture or diagram of the swing and your porch would also help. If it's under tension like a hammock, there may well be forces much higher than 500lb involved. –  alx9r Jan 23 '13 at 6:46
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