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davidsj@sbcglobal.net 11-10-2007 07:05 PM

Drywall
 
The ceiling in my garage is of course, drywall. I want to attach a hanging device from my ceiling to carry a load of about 50-100 lbs. Do you have any ideas? Is drywall strong enough to handle that kind of a lad?

Sammy 11-10-2007 07:34 PM

I dont think drywall will hold anywhere near that all by itself.

I would attach a board across a couple of ceiling joits with some lag bolts or if you have access above the garage run a board across the top of the ceiling joists and drop a hanger thru the drywall.

localtradesman 11-10-2007 09:33 PM

Yep, You have to screw into the truss or block from the top. Cut a 2x8 to fit in between the trusses or joists...whichever you have.


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