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The Best Way to Put a Punching Bag Wall Mount Up on the Wall

Updated February 21, 2017

A punchbag is a hanging bag full of foam, sand or other material used for exercise and fight training. Punching bags are usually heavy and must take the force of blows from the exerciser. Mounting a punchbag on the wall is one way to hang the bag without needing ceiling access. The best way to hang a punchbag wall mount is from a wall of suitable material, using strong bolts.

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  1. Select a concrete or brick wall for mounting a punchbag wall mount. Drywall or other wall materials are not strong enough to hold the weight and force associated with using a punchbag.

  2. Hold the wall mount up to the wall in the spot where you want to install it. Use a pencil to mark the location of the mounting holes where you will need to drill into the concrete.

  3. Fit an electric drill with a masonry bit that is the same diameter as the mounting holes. Drill pilot holes on the spots you marked.

  4. Have a helper hold the wall mount in place, with the mounting holes over the holes in the concrete or brick.

  5. Insert a masonry bolt with a sleeve anchor through the first hole in the mounting bracket and into the hole in the concrete. Use a hammer to force the bolt all the way into the hole, up to the nut on the end. Tighten the nut with a torque wrench. This will force the sleeve anchor open, securing the bolt to the wall.

  6. Repeat the installation of the masonry bolts through each mounting hole in the wall mount. Mount the punchbag to the mount as directed by the manufacturer.

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Things You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Electric drill with masonry bit
  • Masonry bolt
  • Hammer
  • Torque wrench

About the Author

Based in Richmond, Va., Dawn Gibbs writes about topics such as history, fashion, literature, crafts, alternative medicine and healthy living. Her work has appeared on GreenDaily.com and several style websites. Gibbs holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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