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lgavett

06:47PM | 04/13/04
Member Since: 04/10/04
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I'm going to hang a six foot swing on my screened in porch and I have a problem. The roof of the porch is slanted and open on the inside, and the 4x8 beam that I'll be hanging the swing under and from is also slanted.

On the left side of the swing it's 4 feet up to the beam, and on the right side it would be 6 feet up to the beam I'm going to hang the swing from.

If I hang it this way, the swing will not swing in a straight line and will swing crooked.

Any idea how I can hang the swing from this slanted beam so that it can swing in a straight line?? Your help would be appreciated. Thanks,


joed

04:42PM | 04/14/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Is it possible to run a line from perpendicular to the beam at the same height as the low side. Put a large ring in the suspension line at the same height as the low side. Then tie off with another line to both walls from the ring. This should make the swing pivot at the ring instead of up high. You don't really need the ring is you want to do a test.

This is just a theory. I have never tried it but I think it should work.

lgavett

07:27PM | 04/14/04
Member Since: 04/10/04
3 lifetime posts
Thanks. I'll give it a try, but I don't know if I like the idea of tying the lines to the walls. Don't know if it will look "nice". you know the little Mrs. has to approve!

Thanks though!!
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