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Old 12-14-2006, 07:44 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

Wanna pick some brains here, good friend of mine has just bought his teenage boys a weight bench set-up and they've set it up in an extra bedroom in their new hs. Now he's worried about accidental damage to the drywall from weight bars etc. He asked me about using 1" sheets of styrofoam insulation cut to fi t tightly and just wedged between the floor and ceiling. While this might work I'm thinkin there must be a better idea. Anyone have an idea for this usage?
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Old 12-14-2006, 07:48 AM   #2
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In a weight room you need to have full lenght mirrors on the walls, this way you can watch what muscels your working on plus this way they will be careful not to hit the mirrors with the weights.

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Frank stole my answer!!!!!!!!!!


I was responsible enough to hold a job at 14 years old, so if they can't avoid hitting the walls as teenagers, um....that's a problem--
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How about wallpaper with pictures of scantilly clad babes He'll be sure to not destroy the walls then.
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:16 PM   #7
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We're doing a new training facility for the NY Jets, and their locker room is going to have diamond plate to around 2' off the floor, with mirrors above. The diamond plate is to protect the walls from the plates that will get leaned against them, and the bars/weights that will inevitably roll into them.

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We just finished a kids footlocker and they had furnished this roll goods which looked exactly like diamond plating but was more like rubber sheeting @1/4 thick. Very cool stuff. It was supplied by corporate and I cant remember who made it.
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Any cheap panelling. This IS temp, right? Maybe luan. Paint or paper over it. Go light on the nails if it's just going to come down in a few years. If you are really worried, jump up to T-1. You can install it reversed too. If they start punching holes in that, they need a lot more supervision.

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