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What size beam should I use for an adult swingset? I want a roughly 12' span to support 3 swings that can be used by adults

I'm planning to build a swingset for my grandkids, but their parents and I want to be able to play on it with them. I plan to use an A-frame structure with 4"x4" legs and a 12' cross piece ...
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Can I hang a swing from manufactured "I" joists made of wood?

This is a picture of my ceiling. I would like to hang a swing that will hold an adult. I'm not constricted for space, so I could attach directly to one of the 2x2's
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Is a basement ceiling Beam strong enough to hold a swing? [closed]

I'm looking to have someone install a sensory swing for my toddler and although he's little now, I wanted to know what the likely maximum weight for a swing mount would be. The product has a capacity ...
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Log cabin support beam swing

I own a log cabin and I put a hammock swing on the support beam in my living room. Is this safe? I have noticed the upstairs has a gap and I told the kids I won’t swing them anymore. When I did ...
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Hanging Chair from Ceiling in Apartment?

I bought a macrame hammock swing chair and a steel plate ceiling mount that came with 4 big expansion screws (pic #1 is chair i bought, pic#2 is mount with included expansion screws. Mount is size ...
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Hanging a hammock chair from truss bottom chord [duplicate]

Attached is the drawing for the truss that helps support the front half of the roof of my home. At locations 8 & 6 (see below), the truss rests on load bearing walls. The full interior length of ...
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Double swing door

I have a door in a restaurant that swings into the kitchen and out into the dining room at the top is hitting the wall as it closes. Originally I had two hinges on the top and one hinge on the bottom ...
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Hang a swing from a Simpson deck tension tie

Theoretically, if the structure you attached this to https://www.strongtie.com/decks_decksandfences/dtt_tie/p/dtt could handle the weight. Could you suspend a swing from this thing? Put a strong ...
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4x4x12 wood beam used to mount swing is cracking

I have a porch switch installed onto a 4x4x12 beam, and the beam has developed a crack that looks ~1 inch at its deepest, and ~4ft long. The wood beam is screwed into equidistant perpendicular 2x4s ...
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What hardware should I use to connect a 4x6 beam to the top of a 4x4 post for a swing set?

What hardware should I use to connect a 4x6 to the top of a 4x4? Edit: To assuage some confusion, I already have a bracket for the a-frame end, the aptly-named swing set bracket. What I need is a ...
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How much load can a 7' wooden 4x6 beam carry?

I'm planning a swing set for 4 children. I'm considering using a 4x6 beam (with the 6" dimension placed vertically) to support the swings over a span of about 15 feet with a center support. What ...
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Clamping 1-inch rope - fastener

For a swing suspended from a tree limb by ropes, one side has a little less rope than would be ideal to tie it, so over time it gradually slips out. It's not a safety hazard like it sounds because it'...
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hanging yoga swing from ceiling joists

I want to hang a yoga swing from the ceiling (last floor, ceiling is insulated with some loose substance, if it makes a difference). The yoga swing needs two bolts, one to two meters apart. I'd rather ...
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Is a 4x6x16 swing set beam capable of carrying five swinging children?

My husband just built our kids a large swing set in the back yard. We have 5 little kids (8 years to newborn). We have lots of kids over to play as well. The original plans called for a 12’ beam and 3 ...
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Can I hang swings on two 2x6 boards instead of a 4x6?

I wanted to use a 4x6 for a beam for two swings, with eye bolts with washers through the whole beam vertically. However I do not have access to 4x6. I can buy two 2x6, but how would bolts work? Since ...
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Name of sacrificial plastic chain link/carabiner/loop "insert" which reduces friction

I've seen these small round plastic inserts on swing/hammock hanging kits. Anyone know what they are called so that I can search where to buy them? Or perhaps what material they are typically made ...
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Porch Swing Support

I have a 12' deep by 46' wide porch off the front of my house. The porch rafters are 2x6 8" OC with 2x4 laid flat on the bottom sides of every other joist. My wife would like to hang a porch ...
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Gallow Bracket for Hammock Chair?

I have a tree in my backyard with no branches low enough for a chair hammock. My plan is to make a 36" gallow shelf bracket with a 2x4 (hang it upside down so flat part is parallel to the ground),...
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Will a cantilevered 4x6 support a swing?

I built a simple swing set for my toddler daughter. I just want to make sure that the beam can hold up for the two swings. I have two 6x6x12 post set 3 ft deep at 23 inch apart for a slide. Than I ...
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Design for an outdoor swing to hold at least 300lbs

I am trying to build a super strong swing for my big kids and adults to use. I know it's preferable, but I would like to avoid an A-frame design because I just don't like the look. If I sink two 6&...
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How can I secure an outward door swing to be safe inside without drilling holes?

I want to feel safe inside a room that swings door outward. How do I secure a outward door swing to be safe inside at night without drilling a hole into the wood. is there a portable outward swing ...
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Will a 4x8 swingset beam with 4x6 notches at either end support a 16 foot span?

Non-engineer here, I'm trying to adapt a typical "A-frame swingset design" (like this https://www.instructables.com/id/Free-standing-A-Frame-Swing-Set/) to be a small set of traveling rings ...
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Suspending a chair lift swing from a single pole

My wife's family used to run a ski area and she has one of the original 2-seater chair lifts when they replaced it with a bigger lift. I recently refinished it as a gift to her and we we wanted to ...
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what size 2 by lumber should I use to support a swing?

I want to hang a swing in my yard and none of the trees have a suitable branch. I want to run a doubled up PT 2x8 between 2 trees spanning just shy of 10 feet. Will this be strong enough? Should I ...
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Latching interior café door

In my 1924 house, I have a swing door between the kitchen and the dining room. We use the dining room to contain our dogs on rainy days when we don't want them in the rest of the house. The problem ...
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Building a Swingset as a First Timer

I’m planning on building swings for my kids according to this rough design that I came up with here. Essentially it’s a very simple two posts, one crossbeam layout. The posts of two 12 foot 4x6s on ...
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Swing set strength

I'm building a swing set for my 3 year old. My plan is to make a standard simple A-frame swing from PT timber. I intend to use a similar plan to the one which is shown here Plans for building a ...
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Does this swing cross beam installation plan make sense?

I'd appreciate a sanity check for this plan to create a swing set: My porch has a 6x6 vertical support. I'd like to attach a 6x6 crossbeam facemounted on the porch's vertical support, going out ...
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2 post swing set strong enough?

I was planning on making a 2 post swing set. Posts 6x6 inches (5.5x5.5) by 12 feet. 4 feet into ground with cement. Cross beam of 6x6 inches (5.5x5.5) by 10 feet with 2 swings. Will this be strong ...
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Child’s swing going sideways

My sons metal A-Frame swing has started twisting to the point that instead of swinging in the usual pendulum 12 to 6 motion, he ends up going at 10 to 4 (if that makes sense). I’ve tried moving the ...
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Bracket to lay 3× 2x6 on top a 4x4 post?

I am trying to re-purpose existing 4x4 exterior posts to install a swinging seat. The kit that we are using calls for the top beam to be composed of at least 3x 2x6 pieces. Does anyone know of an ...
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DIY Swing Set. Need angle measurements

Using common swing brackets for use with 4- 4x4x8 posts and 1- 4x6x10 beam, at what angle do I cut the bottom of the 4x4 posts to sit flush on the ground?
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Hanging a Tree Swing [closed]

I was going to buy a swing for my two boys, each weighing under 100 pounds. I can't imagine more than three of them on the swing, so 250/300 pounds max. This silver maple is the only viable place ...
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