Contractor Talk - Professional Construction and Remodeling Forum banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a commercial office space with metal studs. I want to wall mount the squat rack onto the metal studs and I need some advice on what would be needed?

My thought is the main weight of the rack and weights would be held by the 4 legs and floor, but I'm trying to avoid tearing into the wall for bracing. Any other recommendations?

Could I add a large painted piece of plywood on the wall to mount the squat rack to? Would that add strength? I'd probably have a mirror installed to cover it anyway.



Thanks!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,461 Posts
Do whatever Rogue recommends for installation.

Did you already purchase the rack? Wall mounts don't take up any less space than a stand alone rack, I would rather just get one that can be placed anywhere without having to attach it to a wall.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Put the plywood up to have attachment flexibility. Mount it to the studs, then attach the rack to it.
That’s what I was hoping to do. Just wanted to make sure the plywood would add enough stability rather than having to open up the wall and brace in between the studs.


Do whatever Rogue recommends for installation.

Did you already purchase the rack? Wall mounts don't take up any less space than a stand alone rack, I would rather just get one that can be placed anywhere without having to attach it to a wall.
Yeah, I already purchased it. Rogue makes it very clear they have zero recommendations for installation into metal studs, they always say contact a licensed contractor. I’m sure it’s a liability thing.

The folding rack sticks out about 5” off the wall when folded.

The smallest standing rack they have sticks out 30” off the wall. Even if I got the standing one, I’d still have to bolt it into the floor so it wouldn’t be very movable either.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
485 Posts
You can put a couple of sticks of unistrut.

You can attach the ends above the ceiling to the floor...

We would attach the strut to the stud with toggles. Then put a swing arm mount with a 50" plasma screen. ( that's when clients didn't want open the walls) had contractors put strut in the wall before as well.

Plasma screen was about 120# and the swing arm mount was around 85# and would come off the wall at 3'.

Plywood will work as well. 20 gauge studs?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
You can put a couple of sticks of unistrut.

You can attach the ends above the ceiling to the floor...

We would attach the strut to the stud with toggles. Then put a swing arm mount with a 50" plasma screen. ( that's when clients didn't want open the walls) had contractors put strut in the wall before as well.

Plasma screen was about 120# and the swing arm mount was around 85# and would come off the wall at 3'.

Plywood will work as well. 20 gauge studs?
Add the unistrut to the outside of the wall? I’m confused where the unistrut would go if we didn’t want to open up the wall.
The squat rack comes with a steel stringer, too.

Im not sure what gauge studs, because it was an existing wall when we started the office build.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,461 Posts
That’s what I was hoping to do. Just wanted to make sure the plywood would add enough stability rather than having to open up the wall and brace in between the studs.



Yeah, I already purchased it. Rogue makes it very clear they have zero recommendations for installation into metal studs, they always say contact a licensed contractor. I’m sure it’s a liability thing.

The folding rack sticks out about 5” off the wall when folded.

The smallest standing rack they have sticks out 30” off the wall. Even if I got the standing one, I’d still have to bolt it into the floor so it wouldn’t be very movable either.
My point was that if you are using it regularly, it never gets folded up, and takes the same amount of space up.

It's unlikely that most people will clean up their workout area, fold the rack up, then immediately use that space for something else when they have to lift again 1-2 days later.
 

·
Capra Aegagrus
Remodeler
Joined
·
26,426 Posts
Thanks for posting on ContractorTalk.com. The Moderators of this forum would prefer that you post Homeowner and/or Do It Yourself related topics on our sister site www.DIYChatroom.com

ContractorTalk.com is designed for professional contractors to discuss issues and topics related to the construction and remodeling industries. Many of our professional contractors are also members at DIYChatroom.com and are looking forward to assist you with your needs.

Please take a moment to post your question at www.DIYChatroom.com If you're not already a member of DIYChatroom.com you can sign up for a free account by going to http://www.DIYChatroom.com/register.php/

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused. This thread has been closed.
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top