#EdenDIY - Club Meeting: Sex Swing mounting. Tues, October 16th 3:00pm EST.

travelnurse travelnurse
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Just nod if you can see me...
yes
10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
So, before we get started I have some bad news (well kind of bad). I had two videos to show you but there is something wrong with them or EdenTube, as such you won't be able to see them. One of them I show the wood spiting when putting the eyelet in and one is like a start to finish vid. I will post them when I can here at the end. Make sure you check back so you can see them.
10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by travelnurse
yes
I love that song!
10/16/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
So, before we get started I have some bad news (well kind of bad). I had two videos to show you but there is something wrong with them or EdenTube, as such you won't be able to see them. One of them I show the wood spiting when putting the eyelet ... More
Will do! Sounds like cool videos.
10/16/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
I love that song!
They're the best!
10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Did y'all forget to invite all your friends? lol
10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Melan!e
Will do! Sounds like cool videos.
I am really bummed out about it. Teach me to wait until the last minute. lol
10/16/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Did y'all forget to invite all your friends? lol
Eden Cooks was pretty light last night.
10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Well then, shall we?
10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
So, I will start by saying that mounting a swing is pretty easy. Just a few tools and a ceiling is really all you need. The biggest problem you face is locating the center of the ceiling joist, from there is pretty straight forward; drill a hole and thread in the eyelet.
As such we will start there and then look at other possible ways of mounting and hiding the mount.
10/16/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
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Originally posted by Ansley
Eden Cooks was pretty light last night.
Ya I had completely forgotten about Eden cooks last night and logged in at the very end. I've been busy studying for midterms.
10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Ansley
Eden Cooks was pretty light last night.
Strange, must be that Status jump the other day.
10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Melan!e
Ya I had completely forgotten about Eden cooks last night and logged in at the very end. I've been busy studying for midterms.
Well that explains it, midterms are a bit important, eh?
10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
For starters you need to decide where you want the swing. Pretty easy really, you need room to swing around and a ceiling, right? Now that you know where you want it you must find a ceiling joist or stud. For those that don’t know, this is usually a 2X4 or 2X6 piece of wood that holds up the ceiling material (Usually Drywall). These span the house or room, they also help to support the roof or upper level of the house. If you happen to have an attic finding the stud is pretty easy, you just take some measurements and head up to the attic. For the rest of us we have to use some means of locating the stud. There is three ways of doing this, each one better than the last.
10/16/2012
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
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Originally posted by Ansley
Eden Cooks was pretty light last night.
I meant to be here for EdenCooks last night, but as I was cooking dinner, I went to grab something from the pantry and found a trail of ants. So I got to spend two hours dealing with that. O.O
10/16/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I had to work last night at 7pm!!
10/16/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
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Well that explains it, midterms are a bit important, eh?
Not for an hour today. No studying during DIY. I draw the line there.
10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Intrepid Niddering
I meant to be here for EdenCooks last night, but as I was cooking dinner, I went to grab something from the pantry and found a trail of ants. So I got to spend two hours dealing with that. O.O
Oh nice, just got to love them ants...NOT!

Welcome, glad to see ya.
10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Melan!e
Not for an hour today. No studying during DIY. I draw the line there.
I love you!
10/16/2012
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Oh nice, just got to love them ants...NOT!

Welcome, glad to see ya.
Thank you. I'm glad to be here. :]
10/16/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
Hey I got up an hour early to come!!
10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
The old fashion way is to use a hammer or something hard and “knock” along the wall until the tone changes. When you find a stud the sound will not sound hollow. While this may work, it will not tell you where the center of the stud is.

Another cheap way is to simply use a magnet, the drywall is secured using metal screws and the magnet will stick to the screw letting you know where the stud is.




Once again, this only tells you where the stud is, not necessarily the center of the stud. You could use a small nail and poke it through the drywall until you find the edges but that will leave you with a bunch of holes in the ceiling. It’s bad enough we will be putting a 3/8” hole in it, eh?

Best bet is electronic stud finder, these range from $5-$30 and most will show you where the edge is. Here is a couple of them that I have, one cheap and one more expensive.


10/16/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
You can rent those at home depot!!
10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Hey I got up an hour early to come!!
An hour to come, must be some session!

Kidding, I appreciate you guys showing up. I get worried that folks won't come by.
10/16/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
An hour to come, must be some session!

Kidding, I appreciate you guys showing up. I get worried that folks won't come by.
I love your DIY!!
10/16/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
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Originally posted by travelnurse
I love your DIY!!
Me too!
10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by travelnurse
You can rent those at home depot!!
Yup, most any rental place carry them. I think this is something that everyone should have anyway, somethings like heavy pictures/mirrors should be mounted to a stud to be safe.
10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
OK, so we have located the stud and now we need to find the center of it. The stud is only 1 1/2” wide, so using the stud finder we can mark each side of the stud. Then we just measure from one side 3/4” (half of 1 1/2”) and make a mark. This gives us the center of the stud.


10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
All that is left to do is drill the hole. Since the eyelet is pretty big, it is highly advisable to pre-drill the hole verses just screwing it in. Not only will it be much easier to screw it in but it will lessen the chance of the stud splitting. In this case the eyelet is 3/8” diameter measured from outside of thread to outside of thread.



Each thread comes off the shaft a little over 1/16” (3/32”) so this makes the main part of the shaft just shy of 5/16”. In this case a 1/4” or 5/16” drill bit will work fine. The main thing is that there is plenty of thread to bite into the wood.

Drill the hole almost as deep as the threads are long, I like to have the last 1/4” or so of thread biting into virgin wood. Not only does this make it a stronger fit but it will also lessen the chance of the eyelet coming loose.
10/16/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Now that the hole is drilled all that you have to do it screw the eyelet in. This can prove to be harder than it looks, you are actually cutting the threads into the wood. Here’s a cheater tip; after you have the eyelet started about 1/2” or so you can use a screwdriver to help you out. The longer the better as the extra length will give you more leverage and make it way easier.



Screw the eyelet in until the threads are past the ceiling, the drywall is usually 1/2”-5/8” thick and we want as much of the threads in the wood as much as possible.

10/16/2012
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