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    eye hook into concrete walls?

    how would i go about doing this? i bought some regular eye hooks, but they're made for wood i think.

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    Find the size anchor wedge to fit it, just like you would use in a floor. These expanding wedges will grab better, Without the wedges, as you thread in the eye bolt the cement may crumble leaving a situation similar to a stripped hole so to speak. They probably have other products that will do the trick as well, I have not looked lately.

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    Eye hooks in concrete ... hmmmm. I'm familiar with concrete nails, but not screws ...

    In the basement of my last house I built a little pony wall [ie framed about a 10' section] for the sole purpose of distributing the weight of the lag bolt that I hooked my whoopies to. So there were framing with concrete nails five feet in either direction from my attachment point.

    Does that make sense? I feel like I need a drawing here ...
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    You should get a machine thread eye bolt instead of a lag or wood anchor. I would use a hammer drill and set 3/8'' drop in anchors. Then you should be able thread them right in. You can remove them if you want as well.
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    Why not just use a 2x4 as a movable post? Attach it at the top by lag screwing it into the wood deck plate and a tapcon at the bottom. That would allow more flexibility both vertically and laterally along the wall with minimal drilling to your masonry.

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    you might consider screwing a 4' piece of "deck board (5/4" x 6" x 4') into the concrete using Tap-Cons. if it's a block wall screw into the motor joints.
    then attaching "D" ring hooks to the board.
    any time you can spread out the stress, it's a good thing.
    and tap-cons screw directly into the concrete (after pre-drilling the correct hole in the crete)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caribou Bentspoke View Post
    Not sure I would trust that with human weight...3/8'' drop in can support quite ab it of weight. If doubled up with a 2 X 4 as previously stated that would be something more trustworthy...YMMV
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    I've seen enough loose, sloppy fasteners in concrete to make me more than a little bit spooky about this. For starters, all concrete is not the same, so that's an unknown. If I were going to do this, I'd look into Hilti fasteners. You can get them at Home Depot, and rent the tool for setting them there, too.
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    if your doing this in a basement do what i did i got a section of plank that is used for decks and screwed it into the beams under your floors ... it distributes the weight nice works really well .. than i have an eye bolt into the board

    like in this thread ....

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