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Can you hang a heavy thai bag directly from concrete ceiling?

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  1. Naaru White Belt

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    Hi,

    I've read a lot of good advice on hanging bags in the G&E forum, but couldn't find anyone mounting a bag directly in a solid concrete/cement ceiling. Any tips? Or is it just as easy as plugging one of these and getting to work? :)
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    The ceiling here is very solid and I'm (finally) living in a place with noone above me, but I wonder if things will (eventually) start to crumble or if it's able to hang just fine.

    This is the bag:
    Hb 6, Fairtex Muay Thai Banana Sands
     
  2. 888Shogun888 Blue Belt

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    my guess would be that the cement would crumble or become weak from drilling the holes. All of the trauma from smashing the bag will probably chip some pieces off. I would think it would work for a while but you might have to move it periodically leaving nice cracked drilled up cement. Good luck man.
     
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  4. brad_mn Blue Belt

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    No joke on the rebar. When I used to consult on construction jobs that wanted conduit run for communications cables, we had to get a minimum of 3 Xrays done within 3 square feet to look for rebar before anyone would do a core drill. Not that this is as big of a hole but still something to consider.
     
  5. 888Shogun888 Blue Belt

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    good points. If your ceiling is slab concrete then I would agree and say you shouldn't have any issues. But if you start drilling and you are not making a nice clean hole and there is a lot of chipping or cracking I would say find another way.
     
  6. Naaru White Belt

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    Thank you kindly for the very thorough answers.
    I will give it a go and come back with pics of a hanging bag or a cracked ceiling :)

    Thanks again!
     
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    Don't see why you would have a structural concrete slab ceiling if there is no living area above you unless it was put there to allow future plans to add another level to the building.
    My usual advise is to always consult a qualified builder if you are ever in any doubt whether a wall or ceiling is structurally strong enough to take any fixture or mounted device.
    Without inspection you can never be sure of building standards and structure.
     
  8. Naaru White Belt

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    For future reference:
    I filled the bag with cut up textiles and will add more as it sinks a lot.
    Mounted the hanger (pictures above) with two expansion bolts and connected the straps with a carabine hook. Seems to be hanging pretty solid so far.

    Hanging the carabine with the small part down took a lot of the m.etal against m.etal noise out of the bag. The actual hits are still noisy, but hopefully it doesn't travel much through the walls.

    Thanks again for the pointers above!

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