Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-13-2007, 06:32 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 793
Share |
Default

Safely mounting an 80lbs punching bag


Okay, I've got an 80lbs heavy bag that I love. Problem is, now that I'm in my new house, the only place that it could feasibly go is the garage. Unfortunately, I can't think of a single way to do this where I can be comfortable with the safety of my house. (not interested in the free standing posts that hold these bags btw, just want it mounted off something).


My best idea (not taking credit for this, read it online) was to take a 4"X4"X 5' board, and nailing/screwing that into the posts/studs that are the frame for the roof in my garage. I liked that idea, seemed pretty solid, but I'm afraid that I could end up causing problems down the road wiht the constant tension it creates.


Any tips or ideas would be great. I have my bag just sitting in my garage, and really want it accessible, but refuse to buy a freestanding unit to hang it from, and am currently paranoid that all my ideas of mounting it are unsafe/could cause problems to roof structure.


I posted 2 pics of the garage (these are pics from my inspection before purchase, so forgive the past owners' tenants' mess). You can see in the first one that there's a beam running across the garage, that'd be a good height. But that beam just doens't come across as strong enough to me. You can also see the roof framing, which is what I referred to earlier, basically putting a horizontal board 4"X4"X 5 or 6' long across those, and mount the bag to that board, so it'd split the stress amount 4 or 5 roof support pieces.



Any advice is appreciated. I want my bag up, but I don't want to jeopardize my roof's safety, or anything out there's safety, by installing and subsequently whaling on (i'm pretty aggressive with that thing) an 80lbs swinging bag...
Attached Thumbnails
Safely mounting an 80lbs punching bag-garage-2.jpg   Safely mounting an 80lbs punching bag-garage-5.jpg  

joeyboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2007, 06:48 PM   #2
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Default

Safely mounting an 80lbs punching bag


Previous thread:

Help hanging heavy punching bag from ceiling

AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 06:19 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
Default

Safely mounting an 80lbs punching bag


Check out tkomountings.com for some great mounts. They even do custom mountings.
Jeff444 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 07:05 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 773
Default

Safely mounting an 80lbs punching bag


Rather than a 4 x 4, I would suggest a piece of 1" plywood perhaps 4' x 4' with plenty of screws (and perhaps some PL Premium) into the joists. That way you are distributing the load over a wide area. Might want to double up the pywood where the eyebolt goes through. I did something like that once. In my case the bag went on a second story room in my house, so the reinforcing plywood went in the attic. It would shake the whole house when you gave the bag a good hit, but I never had any problems, not even cracks in the drywall.
SPS-1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 07:09 PM   #5
Roy Howard
 
47howard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 25
Default

Safely mounting an 80lbs punching bag


I have 100 pound thai bag hanging up and I just used an "o" ring screwed into the 2x12 connected to the struts. It works good and I have no problems. Just make sure you get good parts.
47howard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mounting Ceiling Fan to Exposed Beam zero1niner Electrical 7 05-05-2009 11:41 AM
Help hanging heavy punching bag from ceiling chrisski1991 Building & Construction 5 03-15-2007 07:46 PM
Mounting corner Bead KUIPORNG Remodeling 7 01-04-2007 08:20 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.