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Hanging a porch swing below my deck | Fine Homebuilding ...

instead of a porch swing (post #211802, reply #3 of 9) by Mikeljon in reply to richardi [original] on Sat, 08/08/2015 - 08:07 Assuming 2x6 Spruce/Pine/Fir 16" on Center, you're way over the allowable span.

How to Anchor a Swing to a Ceiling Joist | Home Guides ...

Porch swings are a pleasant way to enjoy the great outdoors without leaving the comfort of your home. These once-common fixtures can provide years of enjoyment for the entire family when properly installed and maintained.

Are My Ceiling Joists 2x8s? Porch Swing Question ...

I am going to have a porch swing hung by my handyman. We have a wooden porch ceiling and he plans to drill lab bolts up into the joists to hang the swing from. My handyman said there's no need to take down the porch ceiling. He used a stud finder on the ceiling and said there are studs every 16 inches on the porch ceiling perpendicular to the house.

How to Hang a Porch Swing - Bob Vila

A porch swing can be a single-occupant hanging chair, or it can be wide enough to hold several people. A 4-foot swing comfortably sits two adults, but swings also come in 6- and 8-foot lengths. A 4-foot swing comfortably sits two adults, but swings also come in 6- and 8-foot lengths.

Reinforce joist near rafter for porch swing - Home ...

Would like reinforce joists to ensure 700lbs load from swing. My idea is to install 4x4s across the joists using hangers/braces, but the rafter is in the way such that the hanger will not be flush against the joist.

How to Hang a Porch Swing and Get Your Relaxation On

Check that your porch can support a porch swing. Before the fun part of picking out a porch swing, make sure your porch is strong enough to support one. Use a stud finder to look for ceiling joists, the thick overhead beams that support a ceiling, to which you can anchor the swing.

QuickTip: Hanging a Porch Swing - MyFixitUpLife

Note: If you can’t find the joists in the ceiling—or you miss when drilling, a common challenge if the ceiling is closed up—or they are not where they need to be so your swing hangs plumb, I give up looking carefully.

deck - Can I hang a swing from 2 by 8 roof beams? - Home ...

I'd like to hang a porch swing from the roof beams. I'm looking at three person swing (similar to this model ). The adults in the house weigh approx 260 lbs, so I would expect a load of no more than 600-700 lbs in total.

Help! Hanging porch swing, weight issue - Forum - Bob Vila

Help! Hanging porch swing, weight issue. ... I need help in determining if my plans to reinforce the porch ceiling joists will suffice to distribute the weight of the swing and 2 persons up to 600 ...

Hang a Porch Swing | Porch Swings

Care should be taken when you hang a porch swing to ensure your safety. Be sure the joists, tree limb, or even an A-frame are sturdy enough to hold the maximum weight for the swing. You will need a sturdy porch swing spring set.

Hanging Porch Swing | BLACK+DECKER

Make sure your ceiling framing is strong enough to support your porch swing. A typical two-person swing can be supported by a single 2 x 8 joist, two 2 x 6 joists, or three 2 x 4 joists, provided all joists are adequately supported at both ends for load-bearing application.