Free Shipping on All Items
Mounts and Hangers Expert Advice
Wondering what you need in a mounts and hanger? This page helps to answer some of the most commonly asked questions.
Don't see your question?
Ask fellow shoppers and Boxing Depot staff. Share your answers.
6 Questions
6 Answers
What kind of mount or hanger should I use?
The kind of wall mount or ceiling hanger that is right for you will greatly depend on the location and structure you wish to hang it up on. Many homes are constructed with wooden beams that are covered by drywall. If you have one of these typical homes then you will need a wooden beam ceiling hanger.
However, you may want to hang the bag up in your basement, garage, or at a gym. In those circumstances you may find metal beams instead of wood. Naturally these are not as easy to drill in to, so you may want to use an I-beam hanger instead. These will fasten around the metal as opposed to wood beam hangers that drill right into the material.
Should you deem your ceiling unfit or inconvenient for hanging, you have the option of buying a wall mount which screws into the wood studs in your wall.

back to top

How can I avoid rattling my house when using hangers?
When you use hangers or mounts in your home, they have a tendency to rattle nearby rooms. To avoid that, pay attention to the kind of beam you are attaching the bag to. If you use a wooden beam that is a connected part of the house's frame, the energy from your strikes will transfer up the bag, into the post, and through the conjoined posts. To minimize this effect, utilize a beam that is either unconnected to the rest of the house (like in a garage), or something that will transfer less vibration (like a metal post with rubber padding around the contact point).

back to top

Can my walls and ceiling handle a heavy bag?
You may be wondering if your home or garage is durable enough to withstand heavy bag training. After all, there is a lot of jostling and swinging going on. The most important thing to remember is that hangers and wall mounts were not intended to be used with weak materiaround the contact point).

back to top

How to attach a wall hanger
The most important thing when attaching a wall hanger is locating an appropriate stud. Be sure not to rely on dry wall or other less stable material. Once located, use a level to trace a horizontal line where you will be screwing in your first two holes. This line will help make sure you don't screw in the mount unevenly. After you secure the main base, secure any support posts that your mount comes with.

back to top

How to attach an I-beam hanger
The I-beam hanger doesn't actually involve any drilling into metal or other materials. Instead, it uses two hooked metal components that wrap around the edges of your beam. Loosen the screw that attaches the two metal pieces together enough so that you can fit them around your beam. Then tighten the screw as much as possible so that your bag wont shift while training. If you find that your bag still shifts after tightening, use a layer of rubber or other grippy material in between the metal and the hanger.

back to top

What replacement parts are available for my heavy bag?
If something goes wrong with your heavy bag, be sure to check out our accessory stock. We carry many components that might save you the expense of buying a whole new unit. In addition to wall mounts and hangers we have chain assemblies that are good for almost any bag type. We also have replacement springs and joists. Check back often as our inventory continues to increaenuine leather - they are very attractive and last for an exceptionally long time if you care for them properly. When doing any amount of training, be sure to protect your hands with bag gloves and handwraps.

back to top

You might also need...
If you are in the market for a hanger or wall mount, be sure to invest in a good heavy bag as well. Canvas and nylon bags are great for casual trainees as they are inexpensive and reliable. If you want to upgrade, go for genuine leather - they are very attractive and last for an exceptionally long time if you care for them properly. When doing any amount of training, be sure to protect your hands with bag gloves and handwraps.

back to top

Join Mailing List
We accept: