How to stop a hammock from squeaking


How to stop a hammock from squeaking

After a long day of work, I love to lay down on my hammock to have a short nap. This is my lazy routine I purposefully added to my life to get back rejuvenated in a short time. But all of a sudden these days I’m getting this squeaky annoying noise from my hammock. Whenever I rock back and forth in my hammock the squeaky noise is annoying me. And the hard truth is squeaky hammock is not only uncomfortable but also risky. This is when I started my research on this topic and I wanted to share my learning is this post.

Mostly the squeaky sound in the hammock occurs due to two metal pieces rubbing together creating friction. So, check out the carabiners or any hardware that you’ve used for your hammock. The squeaky hammock can be repaired by either oiling the metal carabiners or the hammock hardware(used for suspension). You can also totally replace the hardware with soft alternatives like cordropes or soft shackles.

In some cases, the squeaking noise can be from the fabric stretching too. If the hammock is new this is common and you need not worry about it. If you’re concerned about it too much, then you may check this post to make sure that you are not over the weight capacity of your hammock.  

First things first…

How to locate the squeaking sound in your hammock?

Well, I have a simple solution to this which I’ve practically tested and it worked. Switch off the air coolers and TV’s and keep the room silent as possible. Place a small weight on your hammock and let it swing. Once you hear the squeaky noise, you need to identify the sound and analyze the source. You need to stay away to find out the cause of the noise.

First things first…

How to locate the squeaking sound in your hammock?

Well, I have a simple solution to this which I’ve practically tested and it worked. Switch off the air coolers and TV’s and keep the room silent as possible. Place a small weight on your hammock and let it swing. Once you hear the squeaky noise, you need to identify the sound and analyze the source. You need to stay away to find out the cause of the noise.

You should also check for any unusual movements around the suspension, anchor and other joints on your hammock set up. This will help you detect the cause easily.

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