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I have a small Fitness Studio and I'd like to hang a few

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I have a small Fitness Studio and I'd like to hang a few heavy bags from the ceiling. Unfortunately there's only a drop ceiling and above there is an I-beam spanning 17 feet. I'm looking to hang 4- 100 pound heavy bags approximately 3 feet from one another and I am wondering if this will compromise the Integrity of that steel beam. Thanks in advance
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 5 months ago.
Hello. I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 5 months ago.
Do you know the I beam size and what it's supporting?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
It is 17' long and is between the first and second floor of a two story commercial office building
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
The "flat bottom" part of the bean is about 6" wide
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Are you still with me?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 5 months ago.
What is the depth?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 5 months ago.
How do you intend to hang the bags from the beam?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I'm assuming you are referring to the bottom width...it's about 6". So the beam is about 6" wide on the top and bottom and the entire beam is about 17' long. It is about 1' high as well
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 5 months ago.
That's a reasonable size beam for that span. As long as the beam was designed correctly to begin with, you won't have a problem hanging the bags 3' from the end.

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