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Weight Limits of T-Post

JokermanJokerman EverythingEverywhereRegistered User regular
edited May 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
I'm curious as to how much weight a T-Post will hold, as I plan on hanging a hammock on one during a music festival.

For those not familiar with what a T-Post actualy is, it's a little metal post that looks like this...
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    E.CoyoteE.Coyote Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The info from wikipedia says there are different weight limits for different kinds, with measurements in lbs per foot of post. There are fold out frames made for hammocks you might want to look into as well.

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    PelPel Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Why not just try it out at home?

    Odds are good one post on each end wont do it, but maybe you could hammer in three in a V formation on each end, with cable connecting them and make a sort of hammock-bridge setup, much like how an old-style tent is pitched.

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    ArrathArrath Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    In my experience with those kinds of posts around farms, I'd suggest at least two on each end. Pel's idea is pretty good.

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    JokermanJokerman Everything EverywhereRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    yeah I like Pells Idea as well.

    T-Post are cheap. I think I'll do a test run at home. I thought about doing two of them space maybe a foot apart, and have them staked down. Perhaps combine that plan with Pel's idea.

    I'll keep you guys posted.



    I'm so punny!

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