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Hanging 130lb punching bag on garage wall


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Old 03-18-16, 11:46 AM
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Hanging 130lb punching bag on garage wall

I'm planning to hang a 6 foot 130 pound bag on a wall in my garage using this bracket.
Boxing Punch Bag Standard Wall Mount Bracket 18in Holds Upto 120kg
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I'm not sure how to bolt it securely. I'm thinking I may have to reinforce the studs with some 2x4 pieces.... shown here http://imageshack.com/a/img924/8963/ZizWs7.jpg.
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The 2x4 will be nailed "outside" of the wall and it's ok because I'm planning to tear down this wall later. Any suggestions?
 

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Old 03-18-16, 12:49 PM
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Screws hold better than nails.
 
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Old 03-18-16, 01:09 PM
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Similar to the drawing, yes, I would span two or three studs, whatever it takes so the bracket is on solid lumber, and, as Ray said, would use lag bolts rather than nails. In a case such as this, I prefer drilling a two step hole. The first one as deep as the lag bolt will go, at the diameter at the bottom of the threads at about the half way point, then through the member that your adding I would enlarge the hole to the diameter of the neck of the bolt. So that the bolt is tightening into the stud rather than the member that you're adding. For something like this, that is going to have motion, I would probably got to a 2x6, rhater than 2x4, and use two lags through each end of the adder. Be certain that you don't have any wires, cables, or pipes running through there first though.
 
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So the bolt will go through the 2x6 and half way into the stud?
 
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You would use lag bolts to attach the 2x6's to your existing wall studs. You would need at least a 4-1/2" lag bolt and possibly a 5".

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Old 03-18-16, 04:04 PM
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Still can't get use to the term "lag bolt". I always called it a lag screw because it does not use a nut. It just screws in. I wonder if some newbies might be confused by calling it a bolt instead of a screw.
 
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Old 03-18-16, 10:55 PM
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Sorry Ray..... to me they've always been lag bolts and always will. That's why I posted a pic.
 
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I've used plenty of lag bolts over the years, but don't recall ever hearing of lag screws until since I found internet forums, maybe 5 or 6 years ago, so maybe it's somewhat of a regional thing.
 
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Free Standing Heavy Bag, Revgear Lareg Heavy Duty Punching Bag

Take a look at that as an alternative. It can stay outside all year.
 
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It may be possible to attach the top cross member to the bottom/top plate utilizing the lags there. You will need to be directly over a stud for the bottom one to fit to it, however.
 
 

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