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JoshW:
I've just bought myself a Kong Revolver hangboard, and I'm now at the daunting stage of needing to stick the thing on the wall.

The doorway I want to hang it above is in a brick wall of a converted garage.

I've seen that it's preferred to mount it to a bit of 3/4" ply and then mount that to the wall, but I can't find any reasons why this would be.

What kind of drills/bolts etc do I need to beg/steal/borrow to be able to get this hung without pulling down the door frame the first time I hang off of it? (Please bear in mind, for those who don't know me, I'm properly stupid when it comes to things like power tools).

Cheers,
Josh

Steve Clark:
When you fix into brickwork, the quality of the fix is variable based on where fixing lands. It's easy enough to miss the mortar beds by adjusting the height, but it could be in a perpend (vertical mortar joint), a solid bit of brick or hit a hollow bit within the brick itself. On a finger board, there are fixed positions for the screws. You may hit something good with one and the next one is rubbish. By using the plywood, you can put multiple fixings in the ply and hit to optimum spot on the bricks behind. Once this is solid, you can then fix the fingerboard to that at exactly the correct height and position you want.


Best kind of fixings are something like these. You want 50-60mm in the wall, plus the thickness of ply :

https://www.screwfix.com/p/easydrive-countersunk-concrete-screws-7-5-x-80mm-100-pack/8400h

6mm holes in the wall. Will need an impact driver to put the screws in.

tobyk:
As long as the brick is solid, mine is up with just wall plugs and screws. Doesn’t seem to be going anywhere...although it’s not too far to fall.

PeteHall:

--- Quote from: tobyk on April 14, 2021, 08:27:26 pm ---As long as the brick is solid, mine is up with just wall plugs and screws. Doesn’t seem to be going anywhere...although it’s not too far to fall.

--- End quote ---

Not too far to fall, but can be serious anyway. My sister's friend had a friction fit pull-up bar that slipped out. She landed on her bum and busted her spine...

That said, screws and wall plugs should be fine if placed correctly in decent bricks. Most of the load is carried by the friction between parts and the screws just squeeze everything together to provide the friction.

JoshW:

--- Quote from: Steve Clark on April 14, 2021, 08:26:15 pm ---When you fix into brickwork, the quality of the fix is variable based on where fixing lands. It's easy enough to miss the mortar beds by adjusting the height, but it could be in a perpend (vertical mortar joint), a solid bit of brick or hit a hollow bit within the brick itself. On a finger board, there are fixed positions for the screws. You may hit something good with one and the next one is rubbish. By using the plywood, you can put multiple fixings in the ply and hit to optimum spot on the bricks behind. Once this is solid, you can then fix the fingerboard to that at exactly the correct height and position you want.


Best kind of fixings are something like these. You want 50-60mm in the wall, plus the thickness of ply :

https://www.screwfix.com/p/easydrive-countersunk-concrete-screws-7-5-x-80mm-100-pack/8400h

6mm holes in the wall. Will need an impact driver to put the screws in.

--- End quote ---

This is a solid description that even I can understand. very much an 'explain like I'm 5' situation. Thank you :)

Hopefully our onsite maintenance guy will have an impact driver, and I'm sure I can blag some plywood from him as well.

Will take a look at those screws as well.

How removable would such a mounting be? I'm moving out of this place in the next year or so. Assume I could just remove the long screws and remove the whole plywood board?

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