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Old 04-04-15, 11:20 AM
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concrete ceiling swing install

im trying to install a swing/heavy bag that can handle about 250-300 lb.
i have a concrete ceiling. its about 2.5" to 3" thick, then its hollow after that.
i was gonna install wedge anchors but im not sure i can do that anymore.
how can i install my swing in the ceiling.
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Old 04-04-15, 01:03 PM
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2.5" to 3" thick, then its hollow after that.
Toggle bolts would be my suggestion if it is really reinforced concrete but the thickness leaves to think it may not be real concrete.
 
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the first hole i started drilling i had to stop because there was a metal rod stopping me .
 
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try moving the hole 3" to avoid the rebar,,, the ceiling may be a hollow precast conc plank,,, wedge anchors usually list pullout strengths on the package,,, shear strength would be found on the co's w/site
 
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Keep in mind that a swing involves a dynamic load, instead of just a static load. Meaning you want to use a product that can withstand moving forces.
 
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good point, bdge
 
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Do you not have access to the other side ceiling? What about anchoring to a rebar intersection. That's how our chandeliers are hung (a figure eight type loop with one end in the light box and the other around a piece of rebar) granted its not a dynamic load but we have a one in that weight range.
 
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