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How to stop a swing from spinning?

  1. Aug 27, 2016 #1
    I am hanging an indoor swing. The swing hangs from ropes and the ropes are attached to a single chain hooked into the ceiling. I want the swing to "swing back and forth" but I do not want the swing to "spin" around -- I want it to face in one direction. Is there something I can do to stop the spin if I only have one contact point in the ceiling? Something I can attach to the chain?
     
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  3. Aug 27, 2016 #2

    phinds

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    If you have only a single contact point and your connection is flexible (rope) then I don't see how that could be possible. Do you HAVE to have just a single contact point? If you can put one hook in the ceiling, why not two?
     
  4. Aug 27, 2016 #3

    CWatters

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    You could try using a rigid rod instead of the chain.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2016 #4

    rcgldr

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    or use an anti-twist cable instead of a chain (do a web search for these).
     
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