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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
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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
    
I don't have enough info to give a more complete answer, but putting large lag screws directly into the structural elements of the house (joists) is usually a good start. Of course you have to be careful not to weaken the house with too-many or too-large holes. – skiggety Feb 5 at 16:16

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