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Question DetailsAsked on 5/20/2018

Can I hang a hammock from my screen porch collar ties?

I want to hang a rope hammock in my screen porch. The screen porch has 2x8 collar ties that are attached to the bottom of every other rafter. I hung my hammock diagonally across two collar ties but even though it seemed to support the weight of an adult, it generated a inward pull on the collar ties causing them to bend a little so I took it down. (1) Can the collar ties support the weight of a hammock and like 200lbs if I sister the collar ties to make them 4x8 or even 6x8? (2) Is sistering an acceptable solution to strenghten the collar ties and keep them from bending?

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