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antidote11

11:48AM | 03/12/03
Member Since: 03/11/03
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I just moved into a new apartment and it has a garage. Well, I have a water-core punching bag that I would like to hang from the ceiling. I tried going into the stud, but as the bag was hit, it bounced up and down, and swiveled around and the hook came loose.

So my question is, what would be the best way to hang a 40-50lb. punching bag from the ceiling in a garage ? Thanks !!

LDoyle

03:04PM | 03/12/03
Member Since: 06/03/01
324 lifetime posts
My opinion. Think you could take a 2x4 and make it long enough to span about 3 or 4 Joists. Secure it to them with several screws for each joist. This will spread the weight to all of those joists. Them attach a heavy weight bearing hook to the 2x4 and hang the bag on that.

antidote11

04:09AM | 03/13/03
Member Since: 03/11/03
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Thanks for the reply. I don't have a stud finder, so would that benefit me to get one ?
But that does sound like a good idea, I just want something that I don't have to worry about every time I punch it and it flys around.

joed

04:18AM | 03/13/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Can you get into the attic. If you can then use a hoo that is bolted up. Drill throught the 2x4 and use a nut and washer above and below and tighten it.

antidote11

11:08AM | 03/13/03
Member Since: 03/11/03
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There is no attic though, it's an apartment.
Right above the garage is another apartment and stairs. It's a weird setup.

LDoyle

02:26PM | 03/13/03
Member Since: 06/03/01
324 lifetime posts
You can do it without a stud finder. Draw a light line where you want to place the bag. Tap lightly with a small hammer or screwdriver handle to locate the joists and place marks along the line. Then use a small drill bit to test along the marks to positively locate both sides of the joists. Mark the joist locations where you will be able to see them when you place the 2x4 along the line. Drill pilot holes and then use 3 1/2 inch screws to secure the 2x4 to the joists. Suggest 2 each screws per joist. Secure hanger to the 2x4 and hang the bag.

[This message has been edited by LDoyle (edited March 13, 2003).]

antidote11

06:54AM | 03/17/03
Member Since: 03/11/03
4 lifetime posts
Thanks for the replies. I am gonna try some things out this weekend when I have some free time. I need to get a swivel too, I think that's most of my problem, is that the bag will spin, and it will hang and spin the screw right out.


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