Attach a hammock to a concrete ceiling or solid brick wall with plastic plugs
How to fix the Hamacama Screws with the plastic plugs in concrete, solid brick or sand-lime brick.
- Hamacama Screws with plastic plugs
- Suspension ropes and carabiners
- Percussion or hammer drill
- 12 mm masonry drill bit, drilling depth: 87 mm
- Robust screwdriver
- Protective equipment: gloves and goggles
- Small hammer
- (optional) Smaller drill bit for pre-drilling
- (optional) Vacuum cleaner
Drill an 87 mm deep hole with a 12 mm masonry drill bit
To ensure the correct drilling depth, mark the drilling depth of 87 mm on the 12 mm masonry drill bit with adhesive tape.
- ⚠️ Take care of your safety! Wear protective equipment such as gloves and safety goggles when working and make sure you are standing securely. Get help if you are using a ladder. Please tie up longer hair.
- Tip: First pre-drill with a smaller drill bit, this makes the strenuous overhead drilling easier.
- Tip: To drill a nice hole and prevent the drill bit from slipping, switch off the hammer or percussion function of the drill for the first few millimetres.
- Tip: While drilling, ask someone to collect the dust with a vacuum cleaner.
Tip: What to do with reinforced concrete?
Concrete ceilings are usually reinforced with a steel mesh.
It is best to use a cable detector to avoid these steel wires when drilling.
If you come across a wire while drilling and suddenly cannot make any further progress, please do not try to continue drilling. Instead, drill a second hole a few centimeters apart.
The incorrectly drilled hole can be easily repaired with repair mortar.
Drive in plugs carefully
Clean the hole with a vacuum cleaner or even better with a small brush.
First push the plastic plug into the hole by hand and then carefully hammer it all the way in with a hammer. Choose a small hammer and take care not to damage the plaster.
Screw in the ring bolt completely
Screw the ring bolt all the way in with a screwdriver or, as shown here, with a rod so that the bolt covers the drilled hole.
Nothing should be visible from the shaft of the screw.