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I would like to mount a punching bag on the ceiling as there are not really any good boxing gyms here in Madrid.

Key Facts

  • I am on the Ground Floor known as "Bajo" in Spanish
  • The weight on the boxing bag is 70LB
  • Here is the link "Link to all the images" of the first and second ceiling. I can take more on request.

You can see in the images all the ceilings and the metal mount.

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See also: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/9176/… –  BMitch Feb 27 '12 at 1:39
    
@BMitch - Hi, from what you have seen in the pictures, do you think this is possible? –  Arthor Feb 27 '12 at 3:47
    
If it's possible, you'd have some work to distribute the load across the ceiling, spanning multiple joists. But you didn't describe the structure and materials of the ceiling. –  BMitch Feb 27 '12 at 11:44
    
@BMitch - To be honey, I am not sure, this is why I included the pictures. Is there anything I can do to obtain this information or any key things I am looking for. –  Arthor Feb 27 '12 at 12:00
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up vote 6 down vote accepted

If photos 6/7 are indicating you have some kind of dropped ceiling, then you definitely cannot attach this to the dropped ceiling. It won't support any load.

Best option in that case is to build a free standing structure and hang your bag on that. A couple of A frames and a beam going across the top where you'd attach the bag would be easy to build. Use a few bolts for the assembly and it would also be easy to disassemble and relocate. Keep the span of the feet wider than the maximum swing of the bag to avoid having it tip over.

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Free standing structure is the way to go, neighbors might not like it if the bag is attached to their floor. –  Tester101 Feb 27 '12 at 16:15
    
@BMitch - The first ceiling is a false one however the second one is a lot more stronger. I hung 140KG from that metal pole in picture 011 me + punching bag, but of course. vibration is a BIG thing to consider. However in picture 009 there is a metal and concrete beam, I think. A standalone solution is not viable. The pictures are just to show what I have. I can make a video is needed. Thanks –  Arthor Feb 27 '12 at 17:24
    
Any other solution? –  Arthor Mar 2 '12 at 22:28
    
@Arthor None from me. The ceiling doesn't look all that strong, so if you can't do a free standing solution, there may not be any solution. –  BMitch Mar 2 '12 at 22:32
    
@BMitch - Hi.. Ok, maybe this will help. I can confirm that image 009 is a metal beam. Could I used this? –  Arthor Mar 4 '12 at 15:46
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