[CAUTION] If you are not familiar with construction, hardware or the use of tools, please use a qualified general contractor to install. Improper installation may cause injury.
[SAFETY FIRST] Before entering hammock, inspect your hammock, hardware, installation points and objects supporting your hammock for wear or weakness. Make sure there is no excessive rust or twisting in the hanging hardware. Proceed carefully and take your time getting into and out of your hammock. Any hammock may tip if your weight isn’t centered. A hammock is not a playground swing or a trampoline. Excessive swinging and other rough play may result in falls and may wear out your hammock and hardware prematurely. Small children should not play unsupervised in your hammock. Bliss Hammocks, Inc. assumes no liability arising from the use and application of this product and specifically disclaims any and all consequential and incidental damages.
Tree Mounting – Two hardwood trees that are a minimum of 12 inches in diameter and a minimum of 14 feet apart are needed. Appropriate hardware or tree straps need to be used for support and attachment to trees. This should be available at your local hardware store or at www.blisshammocks.com. Chains and S-hooks are recommended. They are strong and adjustable.
Post Mounting – When only 1 tree or no trees are available, pressure treated posts can be substituted. The posts should have minimum dimensions of 4”x 4” x 8’. Posts should be cemented a minimum of 2 feet into the ground. Sandy or loose earth might require longer posts and deeper cementing. 14 feet between the posts is the minimum. Posts should be checked for cracking and rotting before entering hammock. Appropriate hardware or tree straps need to be used for support and attachment. This should be available at your local hardware store or at www.blisshammocks.com. Chains and S-hooks are recommended. They are strong and adjustable.
Heavy-Duty Stand – We recommend our 15 foot Heavy Duty Steel Stand. Bliss hammocks should fit when using another brand of stand, but there is no guarantee. Stands and hammocks come in various sizes. To check, hang the hammock on the stand and adjust to fit according to hanging guidelines below.
Hanging Guidelines: Two chains and two S-hooks have been provided to help you hang your hammock correctly. Attach the hammock to the S-hooks and the S-hooks to the chains. The chains should be attached to hanging points that are about 14 feet apart and about 5 feet off the ground. The hammock needs to sag in the middle.
*Important: If your hammock is too tight it will make the hammock unstable and will cause flipping. The middle of the hammock at its lowest point should be 2 feet from the ground. With use your hammock might stretch and may need further adjusting.