08:02PM | 09/27/06
Member Since: 09/26/06
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OK, I have had an old porch swing for about a year or so now just sitting on the floor of my front porch. I haven't put it up yet because I am unsure as to the best way to go about it. Here is the problem: First, the swing is your standard, wooden with chains on both sides and can seat 2, maybe 3 people. I want to hang it from the ceiling of the porch (obviously). I am assuming the the ceiling has studs and I would want to anchor in to them. BUT, here is the problem. The ceiling of the porch (and ultimately the studs) is covered with vinyl siding. I think it is called Soffit or something like that. So, I am wondering, do I remove some of it to find my studs? Is that easy to do? Or do I locate then by knocking/feeling or with a stud finder? THEN, should I go completely through the stud with my hook/anchor and bolt on the other side? I want maximum stability. There are three people living in my house. All guys, weighing between 180 lbs. and 200 lbs. Therefore, I want the swing to be able to hold up to, say, 400 lbs. or so at a time. I really appreciate your help with this. I want to get that thing up!!


P.S. I have found a picture on the internet of what the siding covering the ceiling looks like if you need to see it.
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