Mounting suspension rigs in your home

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Mounting suspension rigs in your home

SexScienceAndFood SexScienceAndFood
Obviously from the title, I'm wanting to do suspension in the home. I want to do it so that it looks nice, isn't too obtrusive, easily removed without substantial damage. The catch is, I don't have a typical drywall/rafter/joist setup. I have vigas and a flat roof. The picture is a very good example of what I have to work with (there is no access from the top).

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m.l.miller m.l.miller
Quote:
Originally posted by SexScienceAndFood
Obviously from the title, I'm wanting to do suspension in the home. I want to do it so that it looks nice, isn't too obtrusive, easily removed without substantial damage. The catch is, I don't have a typical drywall/rafter/joist setup. ...
Try eye hooks. Use a drill to make a hole to screw it into, then tighten them as much as you can by hand the. Use the claw end of a hammer to completely tighten them. Use the horizontal beams for the eye hooks. These joists will be strong enough to hold the weight. Mine are about that size or a little smaller and one beam can support two people. One large eye hook will be enough but depending on your rig use more to make the suspension more comfortable and balanced. Test it with more weight than what you intend on suspending to ensure safety.
02/28/2015
Sir Sir
Quote:
Originally posted by SexScienceAndFood
Obviously from the title, I'm wanting to do suspension in the home. I want to do it so that it looks nice, isn't too obtrusive, easily removed without substantial damage. The catch is, I don't have a typical drywall/rafter/joist setup. ...
Rather than asking here, ask people in the lifestyle and in rope communities about this who have done it for their homes. I would feel more safe than trusting someone's opinion on this site. There are a number of references I could give you. Be safe, not sorry.
03/08/2015
TheToyGuy TheToyGuy
I have a solution for you.

Non-damaging pressure clamps for wooden beams.

With capacities ranging from 220-575 lb, pressure clamps feature adjustable throat opening to handle wide range of load sizes. Features include polyurethane pads to protect load surface, adjustable spikes on one side to provide additional gripping, and pull cord to release clamp from ground.


Clamp
10/05/2015
RonLee RonLee
Many years ago I had a wood framed waterbed that I put truck cargo tie down anchors in... by "in" I mean that I chiseled out some of the wood so that the anchors were flush.
This is very similar to what I used way back then, a set of four Recessed Pan Fittings of course you don't have to install them in your ceiling beams. You could install something like that into a separate piece of 2x10 and then attach that in a convenient unobtrusive spot.


Trailer Tie Down

another view




By the way, they worked great with soft rope!
10/05/2015
TheToyGuy TheToyGuy
Quote:
Originally posted by RonLee
Many years ago I had a wood framed waterbed that I put truck cargo tie down anchors in... by "in" I mean that I chiseled out some of the wood so that the anchors were flush.
This is very similar to what I used way back then, a set of ...
It is a great idea. But if you don't want to damage anything then a soft firm-fix clamp is the better option.
10/07/2015
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