Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 26
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    174
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Question on mattresses

    I have a twin mattress that doesn't seem sturdy in the middle. If I were to get a new mattress, can I stack it on the existing mattress? there's this box spring on the bottom.
    I kind of like high up bed.

  2. #2
    Go Titans!! sunninho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Culver City, CA
    My Bikes
    '04 Eddy Merckx Team SC - Record - Rolf Prima Vigor; Andy Hampsten Cinghiale - Dura Ace 7800 - Rolf Elan Aero
    Posts
    2,490
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The box spring supports the mattress doesn't it? If you simply put a new mattress over the sagging mattress, the new mattress will sag also in the same spot.

    It sucks, but I think you need to look at investing in a better quality mattress.
    One must live the way one thinks or end up thinking the way one has lived.
    --Paul Bourget

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    174
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yea that's a thought, the new one will sag too. i have to go look tomorrow. I wonder if they would take in the old one for recycling.

  4. #4
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I agree with Sunninho....and yes, they typically will take your old mattress when they deliever the new one.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  5. #5
    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    9,163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Soft Side Water Bed, trust me... there's no going back.

  6. #6
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Soft Side Water Bed, trust me... there's no going back.
    LOL....I got a soft-side waterbed about 10 years ago and returned it within the 30 days because I hated it so much.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  7. #7
    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    9,163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Huh!?!?! Why? Was it not set up properly?

  8. #8
    Meow! my58vw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Riverside, California
    My Bikes
    Trek 2100 Road Bike, Full DA10, Cervelo P2K TT bike, Full DA10, Giant Boulder Steel Commuter
    Posts
    6,025
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Water beds are fun!

    (Not for my back though!)
    Just your average club rider... :)

  9. #9
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Huh!?!?! Why? Was it not set up properly?
    Nope...it was set up just fine....it's just that waterbeds suck. There is NO back support (not even baffled waterbed like that one was)....it's like sleeping in a hammock.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  10. #10
    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    9,163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Nope...it was set up just fine....it's just that waterbeds suck. There is NO back support (not even baffled waterbed like that one was)....it's like sleeping in a hammock.
    Interesting, I've had a herniated disc repaired at L4-5 and I find it it's (the soft side water bed) the best thing that ever happened for my back. I love it.

    Chocolate & vanilla I guess.

  11. #11
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Chocolate & vanilla I guess.
    You're chocolate isn't interested in my vanilla anymore?
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  12. #12
    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    9,163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Why do you feel that way?

  13. #13
    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    8,093
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    no offense, but you sound cheap. an alternative would be to get a big piece of board and place it over the old matteress and under the new one. unless the board breaks, it should support it in the middle.

  14. #14
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    no offense, but you sound cheap. an alternative would be to get a big piece of board and place it over the old matteress and under the new one. unless the board breaks, it should support it in the middle.
    Not if the problem is in the matress itself, springs, etc..
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  15. #15
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Why do you feel that way?
    You mean we can swirl flavors on your waterbed again?
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  16. #16
    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    9,163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sure ting mang. You mean like the nuts on a Banana Split? Lemme ask my partner, maybe she's up for a menag a trios

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    portland or
    Posts
    1,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Soft Side Water Bed, trust me... there's no going back.
    only good for sex they kill your back.

  18. #18
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Sure ting mang. You mean like the nuts on a Banana Split? Lemme ask my partner, maybe she's up for a menag a trios
    How much ice cream should I bring?
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  19. #19
    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    9,163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by steveknight
    only good for sex they kill your back.
    To re-state: Interesting, I've had a herniated disc repaired at L4-5 and I find it it's (the soft side water bed) the best thing that ever happened for my back. I love it.

  20. #20
    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    9,163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    How much ice cream should I bring?
    How much will your rack hold?

  21. #21
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    How much will your rack hold?
    Over the hill came Piss Pot Pete....with 90 pounds of dangling......er...ice cream!
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  22. #22
    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    9,163
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You can clean the coffee off of my monitor while you're here. Thank you very much!


  23. #23
    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)
    Posts
    5,825
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    All I have to say..

    BIG THICK FUTON!

    Screw the cheap half or more foam ones...LOTS of cotton matting in there. it had better be nearly a foot thick new or thicker!

    The secret is putting up with the break in period. About a year if you religiously sleep on each side every other night, and flip it once a week for the first year. After that flip it once a month and sleep whereever you want. Flipping it is to let moisture seep back out easily, and the break in is to get the cotton matting to the peroper looseness for good support.

    Also getting a good frame is key...there are "traditional" flat bed frames for those that desire those (I'm possibly going to buy one of those within the next year or two, when I move into a bigger apartment). There are also a huge assortment of various folding shapes. Just avoid those cheap frames that will distort over a years time or such.
    -------- __@
    ----- _`\<,_
    ---- (*)/ (*)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Ring Ring, Ring Ring, the bell went Ring Ring Ring.

  24. #24
    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastside Seattlite Termite Mound
    My Bikes
    Trek 520, Trek Navigator 300, Peugeot Versailles PE10DE
    Posts
    3,928
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MERTON
    try putting plywood under the current mattress first.
    As I stated earlier, the only way that would help is if the box spring is the problem (which is generally unlikely). If the mattress itself has a sag, you could put it on a concrete slab and it would still sag.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

  25. #25
    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    8,093
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Not if the problem is in the matress itself, springs, etc..
    the board would still help a little. from ground up you'd have a box spring, an old saggy mattress, a stiff board, and then a new mattress. even if the middle (old) mattress was uneven and saggy, the board would help to distribute the weight of the new mattress and make the saggy part less detrimental.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •