How to hang a punchbag

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by Alec, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. Alec

    Alec Guest

    My son has just bought a punchbag and wants me to hang it from the ceiling.
    It's quite heavy (around 25kg) and a foot in diameter and 4 ft tall. It
    comes with four pieces of 1' webbing attached to the top terminating in a
    metal D ring around 2" diameter. Ceiling of his downstairs room is around 10
    ft high and made of lath-and-plaster, and joists, accessible by listing
    floorboards above. What would be the least complicated way of hanging it
    without bringing the ceiling down or disturbing the plaster?
    TIA

    Alec
    Alec, Oct 13, 2003
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  2. Alec

    GB Guest

    "Alec" <> wrote in message
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    > My son has just bought a punchbag and wants me to hang it from the

    ceiling.
    > It's quite heavy (around 25kg) and a foot in diameter and 4 ft tall. It
    > comes with four pieces of 1' webbing attached to the top terminating in a
    > metal D ring around 2" diameter. Ceiling of his downstairs room is around

    10
    > ft high and made of lath-and-plaster, and joists, accessible by listing
    > floorboards above. What would be the least complicated way of hanging it
    > without bringing the ceiling down or disturbing the plaster?
    > TIA
    >
    > Alec
    >
    >


    Find a convenient joist and screw a large hook into it from downstairs room?
    Try to get a hook with a closed eye.

    You'll presumably need a length of rope to hang the metal D ring from if the
    ceiling is ten feet high. Otherwise, you son will only be able to practise
    shots at head height! (You did mean 1' webbing, did you? Not 1'' wide
    perhaps rather longer than a foot long. Now I'm confused.)

    Geoff
    GB, Oct 13, 2003
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  3. Alec

    Alec Guest

    "GB" <> wrote in message
    news:bmeju2$rv1$...
    >
    > "Alec" <> wrote in message
    > news:3f8abc64$0$23961$...
    > > My son has just bought a punchbag and wants me to hang it from the

    > ceiling.
    > > It's quite heavy (around 25kg) and a foot in diameter and 4 ft tall. It
    > > comes with four pieces of 1' webbing attached to the top terminating in

    a
    > > metal D ring around 2" diameter. Ceiling of his downstairs room is

    around
    > 10
    > > ft high and made of lath-and-plaster, and joists, accessible by listing
    > > floorboards above. What would be the least complicated way of hanging it
    > > without bringing the ceiling down or disturbing the plaster?
    > > TIA
    > >
    > > Alec
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Find a convenient joist and screw a large hook into it from downstairs

    room?
    > Try to get a hook with a closed eye.
    >
    > You'll presumably need a length of rope to hang the metal D ring from if

    the
    > ceiling is ten feet high. Otherwise, you son will only be able to practise
    > shots at head height! (You did mean 1' webbing, did you? Not 1'' wide
    > perhaps rather longer than a foot long. Now I'm confused.)
    >

    Thanks. Yes, the webbing is about 1.5 inch wide and about a foot long, and
    will need a rope about 3 ft long to attach to the ceiling hooks.
    Are ceiling and joists (Edwardian construction) meant to take the weight and
    pounding without damage?

    Alec
    Alec, Oct 13, 2003
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  4. Alec

    geoff Guest

    In message <3f8abc64$0$23961$>, Alec
    <> writes
    >My son has just bought a punchbag and wants me to hang it from the ceiling.
    >It's quite heavy (around 25kg) and a foot in diameter and 4 ft tall. It
    >comes with four pieces of 1' webbing attached to the top terminating in a
    >metal D ring around 2" diameter. Ceiling of his downstairs room is around 10
    >ft high and made of lath-and-plaster, and joists, accessible by listing
    >floorboards above. What would be the least complicated way of hanging it
    >without bringing the ceiling down or disturbing the plaster?
    >TIA
    >

    Well apart from other postings about strong joists etc (and there's
    probably quite a bit of sideways force if it's for karate), make sure
    that the height is adjustable
    --
    geoff
    geoff, Oct 13, 2003
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  5. Alec

    BigWallop Guest

    "Alec" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "GB" <> wrote in message
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    > >
    > > "Alec" <> wrote in message
    > > news:3f8abc64$0$23961$...
    > > > My son has just bought a punchbag and wants me to hang it from the

    > > ceiling.
    > > > It's quite heavy (around 25kg) and a foot in diameter and 4 ft tall.

    It
    > > > comes with four pieces of 1' webbing attached to the top terminating

    in
    > a
    > > > metal D ring around 2" diameter. Ceiling of his downstairs room is

    > around
    > > 10
    > > > ft high and made of lath-and-plaster, and joists, accessible by

    listing
    > > > floorboards above. What would be the least complicated way of hanging

    it
    > > > without bringing the ceiling down or disturbing the plaster?
    > > > TIA
    > > >
    > > > Alec
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > Find a convenient joist and screw a large hook into it from downstairs

    > room?
    > > Try to get a hook with a closed eye.
    > >
    > > You'll presumably need a length of rope to hang the metal D ring from if

    > the
    > > ceiling is ten feet high. Otherwise, you son will only be able to

    practise
    > > shots at head height! (You did mean 1' webbing, did you? Not 1'' wide
    > > perhaps rather longer than a foot long. Now I'm confused.)
    > >

    > Thanks. Yes, the webbing is about 1.5 inch wide and about a foot long, and
    > will need a rope about 3 ft long to attach to the ceiling hooks.
    > Are ceiling and joists (Edwardian construction) meant to take the weight

    and
    > pounding without damage?
    >
    > Alec
    >
    >


    Two carbine hooks, a piece of chain and a threaded eye hook will let adjust
    the height to suit your son growing up.

    http://tinyurl.com/qrxt

    http://www.marinestore.co.uk/thestore/carbines.html

    http://www.diytools.com/store/detail.asp?ProductID=34552


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  6. Alec

    Dazed Guest

    In article <3f8abc64$0$23961$>, alexis2525
    @SPAMFREEmail.com says...

    > My son has just bought a punchbag and wants me to hang it from the ceiling.
    > It's quite heavy (around 25kg) and a foot in diameter and 4 ft tall. It
    > comes with four pieces of 1' webbing attached to the top terminating in a
    > metal D ring around 2" diameter. Ceiling of his downstairs room is around 10
    > ft high and made of lath-and-plaster, and joists, accessible by listing
    > floorboards above. What would be the least complicated way of hanging it
    > without bringing the ceiling down or disturbing the plaster?


    Just wondering, have you had a look inside it at all?

    I fancied getting one, but after seeing a thing on Watchdog, where one
    person found theirs was full of nappies, another full of curtains, and
    one found a letter of complaint from another customer about what they
    use to fill the bags - it put me off a little!

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    Dazed, Oct 13, 2003
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  7. Alec

    GB Guest

    "Alec" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "GB" <> wrote in message
    > news:bmeju2$rv1$...
    > >
    > > "Alec" <> wrote in message
    > > news:3f8abc64$0$23961$...
    > > > My son has just bought a punchbag and wants me to hang it from the

    > > ceiling.
    > > > It's quite heavy (around 25kg) and a foot in diameter and 4 ft tall.

    It
    > > > comes with four pieces of 1' webbing attached to the top terminating

    in
    > a
    > > > metal D ring around 2" diameter. Ceiling of his downstairs room is

    > around
    > > 10
    > > > ft high and made of lath-and-plaster, and joists, accessible by

    listing
    > > > floorboards above. What would be the least complicated way of hanging

    it
    > > > without bringing the ceiling down or disturbing the plaster?
    > > > TIA
    > > >
    > > > Alec
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > Find a convenient joist and screw a large hook into it from downstairs

    > room?
    > > Try to get a hook with a closed eye.
    > >
    > > You'll presumably need a length of rope to hang the metal D ring from if

    > the
    > > ceiling is ten feet high. Otherwise, you son will only be able to

    practise
    > > shots at head height! (You did mean 1' webbing, did you? Not 1'' wide
    > > perhaps rather longer than a foot long. Now I'm confused.)
    > >

    > Thanks. Yes, the webbing is about 1.5 inch wide and about a foot long, and
    > will need a rope about 3 ft long to attach to the ceiling hooks.
    > Are ceiling and joists (Edwardian construction) meant to take the weight

    and
    > pounding without damage?
    >
    > Alec
    >



    Alec

    I assume from what you are saying that your son is fairly beefy - not a
    ten-year-old?

    The answer must be that no Edwardian house is built to take Mike Tyson
    beating the shit out of it. The house won't collapse but the plaster may
    well crack, etc.

    In that case it might be sensible to spread the load across several joists.
    I think that is not so much to do with the weight as to do with the twisting
    force on the joist, especially as you don't want to loosen the plaster. I
    have seen these things fixed to the ceiling with a large piece of thick
    plywood say 6 feet square (depends on your joist spacing) screwed into each
    of the joists it spans.

    I have no idea if that is strictly necessary. If you have nice mouldings on
    the ceiling, I would strongly suggest some reinforcement as a preventitive
    measure.

    Geoff
    GB, Oct 14, 2003
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  8. Alec

    Dee Guest

    You can hang from the wall. Look up "folding bracket" on google and you'll
    find a number of fitness and boxing suppliers shops selling them

    AndyP

    "Alec" <> wrote in message
    news:3f8abc64$0$23961$...
    > My son has just bought a punchbag and wants me to hang it from the

    ceiling.
    > It's quite heavy (around 25kg) and a foot in diameter and 4 ft tall. It
    > comes with four pieces of 1' webbing attached to the top terminating in a
    > metal D ring around 2" diameter. Ceiling of his downstairs room is around

    10
    > ft high and made of lath-and-plaster, and joists, accessible by listing
    > floorboards above. What would be the least complicated way of hanging it
    > without bringing the ceiling down or disturbing the plaster?
    > TIA
    >
    > Alec
    >
    >
    Dee, Oct 15, 2003
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  9. Alec

    DKSanders Guest

    I used a large 'Eye' bolt with a screw threaded stem and simply screwed this
    into a joist at the desired position (or at least as near to it as I could
    find a joist). Used a piece of chain from the local hardware store to get
    the height right.

    "Dee" <> wrote in message news:bmj8bm$1dra$...
    > You can hang from the wall. Look up "folding bracket" on google and you'll
    > find a number of fitness and boxing suppliers shops selling them
    >
    > AndyP
    >
    > "Alec" <> wrote in message
    > news:3f8abc64$0$23961$...
    > > My son has just bought a punchbag and wants me to hang it from the

    > ceiling.
    > > It's quite heavy (around 25kg) and a foot in diameter and 4 ft tall. It
    > > comes with four pieces of 1' webbing attached to the top terminating in

    a
    > > metal D ring around 2" diameter. Ceiling of his downstairs room is

    around
    > 10
    > > ft high and made of lath-and-plaster, and joists, accessible by listing
    > > floorboards above. What would be the least complicated way of hanging it
    > > without bringing the ceiling down or disturbing the plaster?
    > > TIA
    > >
    > > Alec
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    DKSanders, Oct 24, 2003
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  10. Alec

    Marcus Fox Guest

    "DKSanders" <> wrote in message
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    > I used a large 'Eye' bolt with a screw threaded stem and simply screwed

    this
    > into a joist at the desired position (or at least as near to it as I could
    > find a joist). Used a piece of chain from the local hardware store to get
    > the height right.
    >
    > "Dee" <> wrote in message news:bmj8bm$1dra$...
    > > You can hang from the wall. Look up "folding bracket" on google and

    you'll
    > > find a number of fitness and boxing suppliers shops selling them
    > >
    > > AndyP
    > >
    > > "Alec" <> wrote in message
    > > news:3f8abc64$0$23961$...
    > > > My son has just bought a punchbag and wants me to hang it from the

    > > ceiling.
    > > > It's quite heavy (around 25kg) and a foot in diameter and 4 ft tall.

    It
    > > > comes with four pieces of 1' webbing attached to the top terminating

    in
    > a
    > > > metal D ring around 2" diameter. Ceiling of his downstairs room is

    > around
    > > 10
    > > > ft high and made of lath-and-plaster, and joists, accessible by

    listing
    > > > floorboards above. What would be the least complicated way of hanging

    it
    > > > without bringing the ceiling down or disturbing the plaster?


    My brother drilled through the ceiling joist from the loft into his room.
    His punchbag is 6ft by 1ft diameter. He bought bolts long enough from the
    local hardware store, with washers and nuts to fit. However, when he punches
    it, it shakes the ceiling and upstairs lath/plaster walls a bit, but my fish
    don't seem to be bothered by it.

    Marcus
    Marcus Fox, Oct 25, 2003
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