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Old 02-27-2020, 11:57 AM
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Have any of you guys built your own swing sets? I'm planning to build a heavy duty wood beam swing set in the back yard for the kids this summer. Any tips? Experience?
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Old 02-27-2020, 02:26 PM
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You could hire a pro.
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Old 02-27-2020, 04:38 PM
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Never thought of it. I figured those things get 5 years of use at the most. For us it made more sense just putting up a fence and getting a blow up pool. I was tempted to string up a hammock and build a fire pit to use under the stars but then we had neighbors with a yipper and woof dog who go bananas when they hear me in my driveway or back porch.
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Old 02-29-2020, 01:11 PM
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Well, I've already hung the hammock and I'm waiting for the weather to stay above 50 degrees consistently to finish the fire pit. I've still got to line it with fire brick. 410 rock salt loads can take care of anything that yips.

My son loves to swing, and that tends to hold his attention outside. He also likes a trampoline, so we're getting one of those too.

I'm looking at a company called swing set stuff. They seem to have some good commercial grade hardware, seats, and swing chain.

I don't hire pros unless it's under warranty or if the job requires equipment that I can't find or use.
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Old 02-29-2020, 09:11 PM
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Two Cubs, Checkout Craigslist. A lot of folks almost give them away after a couple of years of their kids aging out of the swing set. A few hours of tear down, rent as HD truck to move it and then just reassemble. Just an idea.
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