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Old 11-10-2007, 08:05 PM  
 
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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?
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Old 11-10-2007, 08:34 PM  
 
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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.
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Old 11-10-2007, 10:33 PM  
 
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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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