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Old 12-24-2008, 06:30 PM   #1
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Ring Mounting Extraordinaire Needed

Gang, just secured the lease on the new box, and have 12 foot Joists as seen in the picture. Wondering what specifically I need to do to mount rings from the ceiling? I bolts, or some other mechanism...

I know it's not a close up, but I think there's enough detail to give an expert enough to give advice on...

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Old 12-24-2008, 06:37 PM   #2
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Re: Ring Mounting Extraordinaire Needed

I should say that the joists are 12 ft from the floor... See that center joist? Best location or perhaps the others...?
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Old 12-25-2008, 06:08 PM   #3
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Re: Ring Mounting Extraordinaire Needed

Hey Eric, just tackled the same issue at the Rock Gym we use. I'll post a pick of the work in progress tomorrow. But for your info, i just took two five foot lengths of 5/8 inch chain and a speed link to se cure to the I-beam. then I'm hooking a four foot climbing sling to each of those, then a beaner and my Elite Rings. I thought about two 1-ton I[beam clamps, but they're about 40$ each from Northern Tool. All this other stuff we had in the garage or the gym. Cheers, john
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Re: Ring Mounting Extraordinaire Needed

Thanks, but I think with the wood joist, I won't be able to use the I-Beam Clamp, I'm wondering if it's just ok to drill through the joist and put an I bolt through and call it a day... Hmmmm....
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Re: Ring Mounting Extraordinaire Needed

Man, I'm definitely not a contractor, but if those are wood joists, they seem reeeeally far apart. I'm not sure if i'd attach to that span at all? I thought you were going to tie into those huge, solid beams...I'd hang the fluorescent light from the joists and requisition the beam for a few solid sets of rings. That's the safest way. I'd have to know more about the joists before i would use them. Maybe you could reinforce the ones you want to use with some more wood. best wishes, j
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:47 PM   #6
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Re: Ring Mounting Extraordinaire Needed

How thick are those wood support beams? We would drill through the side and mount the ceiling rings at the gymnastics gym for swinging and all else with an eye bolt. Same with ropes. Better than drilling into the bottom and mounting.

They were big, wide, fat beams though. I can't remember what size.

I'd go from the side instead of the bottom, especially if you ever get any big guys on your rings. Kipping MU could create a lot of force as well.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:58 PM   #7
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Re: Ring Mounting Extraordinaire Needed

Here's a link to our site with pix of or ring mounts and my ideas (however mundane). I posted some pix in today's blog here:
http://www.rockhardbrevard.com/Rockh...Blog/Blog.html
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:17 PM   #8
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Re: Ring Mounting Extraordinaire Needed

Hey Guys,
What about friction?
I found that straps on steel started to burn through the rings.
Not as much of on issue if you move the up and down reg, but worthy of a mention.

We wore through some pullup bar straps that were mounted on steel trusses.

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Old 12-26-2008, 05:12 PM   #9
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Re: Ring Mounting Extraordinaire Needed

John, et al, you exposed me for what I am--a wanna be handyman name dropping of construction terms poser.

Those aren't joists? I meant the wood beams going across...

I'm feeling eyebolts mounted horizontal, I found some that have 350 pound rating...

Thanks much for the help!!!!
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Blair, about 5x7 thick on the wooden beams, thinking eyebolts and call it a day...
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