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Old 11-14-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
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Just got my speed bad today and dont have the slightest clue about the fittings. it says this platform has been specially designed to fasten to 16" on center wood wall studs and if you have wood wall studs plan use 1/4" x 1 3/4" lag bolts ( not supplied )
Is it true that I may need to put two pecies of wood horizontally against the wall studs and then the actual mount for the speed bag screwed or bolted to that wood.
It also says if I dont mount the platform on 16" or center wood wall studs then to consult my local hardware dealer to procure suitable fastening devices...does anybody no any other way which may be easier for someone who hasn't the slightest clue?
anything i should watch out for ?
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Murad in the UK, Welcome to the Forum

Is this the model that you have?

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Hey, thanks for the reply it is Everlast and adjustable but the mounts are a little different.
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....Is it true that I may need to put two pieces of wood horizontally against the wall studs and then the actual mount for the speed bag screwed or bolted to that wood.
That is the method I would use because while you guys started all that 16" business that we still use, It is not a standard that is absolute. In framing a wall an instance of >16" spacing may be rare (except for metric 50cm of 19.7") but the actual spacing may be less in some of the stud bays in a typical wall due to physical layout. The bottom line on both sides of the pond is that 16" stud spacing can never counted on as a standard for mounting anything heavy.


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.......anything i should watch out for ? ....
Yes, Utilities e.g. Water, Electric, Gas, Drains, & HVAC.
Use a 6d nail to find the center of the stud even if you use a stud finder. Stud Finders are not entirely reliable due to the wide variations in finish materials. You will end up with a row of small exploratory nail holes but this can be filled with Spackle from the local DIY store.

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Thanks for that.
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Oh yeah, What would you recommend, the two vertical strips of wood underneath the speed bag mount or three horizontal strips spaced out equally.

the speed bag is going to be fitted in my bedroom
just need to get the lag bolts and wood tomorrow
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Mount the backer boards Horizontal

On the wall pencil a horizontal line at a height from the floor that corresponds to the ℄ of the middle backer board then mark the stud locations along this line. That way any marks or nail holes will be covered by the backer board.

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