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Thanks for all the advice. Will upvote once I have enough rep. What if I did this? So basically run a 2x4 around the room. Then run the eye bolts through this 2x4, though the drywall, and into studs. That should help take some pressure off the walls right? And add some reinforcement to keep the walls from pulling inward.
As noted by others, you've got a startling amount of force applied to something that was never designed to hold that force. If this was my house, I'd build a 4 sided frame of 1.5" square section steel pipe, set in the top corner of the wall and lag bolted securely in a few places per wall to the top plate. I'd also be sure that the corners were solidly ...
I would use large wood threaded eye bolts, maybe 1/4" shaft diameter or more. These would go directly into the studs. I would then use carabiners as detachable connectors between the net/hammock and the bolts. A word of caution though: Your walls are designed to hold weight pushing down. Your device will be pulling the wall sideways, and with a pretty ...
I would probably add a 1x4 (could cut and paint these to look nice) of maybe 12" to each of the spots I would connect the net. I would then buy some industrial size hooks - think of the hooks that you would typically get to hang your bike in the garage but nice. I would make sure that both wood and hook are attached/centered through wood framing.
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