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Fluffy - Advice Needed

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by clontaago, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Fluffy,

    I want to drill a 10mm hole through this beam to hang a punching bag that weighs approx 40kg. The beam runs from the house bricks to a brick pillar on the other side of the garage/carport.

    You can see by the attached pics where I have marked the hole, can you see any problems with drilling that size hole in it?
     
  2. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Maybe Matas could provide a nice big photo of himself to be stuck on the front of the punching bag ;)
     
  3. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The bag is not big enough to fit him on!!! :p
     
  4. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Drilling the hole will not weaken the structural strenth of a beam that size. You could easily mount an anchor point for a fall arrest on it. Just make sure its well connected at the ends (looks structural so should be fine). If you are happy enough to do a chin up you will be fine.

    Personally i would chuck a washer on each side due to the nature of the bag swinging below but its probably overkill.
     
  5. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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