I want to hang a kickboxing hangingbag in the basement. The bags weigh around 100lbs. Is there a risk to my house in doing this. The visible cross beams look like 2"x12". THe house was built in 1925.
Bryan, I doubt that there is any risk to your house's structure, old houses were built stronger than current homes. However, to minimize the effect of the weight I'd spread it out over 2-3 joists. Simply secure a board (i.e., 2"x12") across the span of the joists, I'd secure it with lag bolts (3"-4" long). Happy kicking!