/ beastmaker setup HELP please
My best option is under the staircase at the front of the house, it's not ideal as it's a small dark room but it's right next to the living room so it's not that bad. It's dry and easily accessible. The stairs are concrete.
What are my options? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I was thinking: fit rawl plugs into the concrete (how many, what type? I don't know), fix a sheet of 3/4" (as recommended by BM website) and screw the BM1000 to that.
Otherwise there's a doorframe that seems pretty solid but I was told it would fall onto me if I put the hangboard there... and no one wants that.
As long as the concrete is solid, then 9 10mm rawl plugs with appropriate screws is plenty to fix the ply to the wall.
You would be surprised how much weight it can hold, as most of the force is directly down, the shaft of the screw takes the weight.
My setup has not moved at all since installing. Considering the actual hang board is then screwed to the ply with 6 screws, it confirms the holding power.
No need to get to technical about it all
...well a bigger dog I suppose off of it.
What drill bit would I need? And would I need a special type of drill?
Assuming that you're 100% sure you're drilling into concrete or brick (breeze block I assume?) then a normal 18v combi drill (make sure it's set to hammer) with a suitable sized masonry drill bit for the rawlplugs that you're planning on using. It will say on the rawlplug strip and the packet which drill bit you use. I'd use 70-80mm screws. Buy the screws from screwfix, much cheaper than B&Q et al.
Make sure you use a wire detector to make sure you aren't drilling into a wire. It's fun if you do however.
My board is on maybe 4 screws (one in each corner). 24 (or even 12) sounds pretty mental. As long as you use suitably long screws and the right sized rawlplugs, I can't see why you'd need more than 6 at most.
If you have plasterboard walls, then you'll need to figure out where the studs are and screw into them. If you just put standard rawlplugs into plasterboard, they'll just rip out, probably under the weight of the board itself. Studs are the wooden frame that the plasterboard is attached to.
Just found another hitch though, with the rain last night, that room got really damp and was seeping a bit, which I didn't realise would happen as I moved in in summer and it was so dry. Is this damp issue going to be a problem? Any help appreciated.
If you can get 4 bombproof fixings for your plywood pattress, that should do it. Honestly, that's all most joiners use for hanging door frames, windows, etc.
Forget rawl plugs, use frame fixing type screws with a torx head, loads easier and four wiill be easily strong enough.
Michael could you send me a pic?
What chin up bars do you use? Cheap and cheerful is good but I obviously want it to do a bomber job as well. Recommendations very welcome.
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