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#330929 - 12/09/10 08:15 PM For you woodworkers...
oldskoolboarder Offline
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I have some lag hooks that I'm going to install in my ceiling joists in the garage. They're rated for 250 lbs and threaded so I can screw them directly into the wood. I'll be using this to hang some exercise rings for the family to use.

My coach has used them in a previous gym and he's confortable w/ their use and my use will be less strenuous.

My question is this, is it OK to drill a pilot hole to ease screwing it in? Or will that weaken the attachment? It's about 2" long, maybe a 1/4" in diameter.

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#330941 - 12/09/10 09:14 PM Re: For you woodworkers... [Re: oldskoolboarder]
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I would like to see you drive it in without a pilot hole. grin
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#330943 - 12/09/10 09:20 PM Re: For you woodworkers... [Re: fredk]
Adrian Offline
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Personally, I'd prefer to drill through the joist and use a threaded ring setup with a washer/nut on the other side. But...yes, if you are installing lag screws, you'll absolutely need a pilot hole.
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#330947 - 12/09/10 09:43 PM Re: For you woodworkers... [Re: Adrian]
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And they'll take their maximum load best by being installed toe in (perferable) or both toe out, not perpendicular to the drilling surface.
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#330948 - 12/09/10 09:45 PM Re: For you woodworkers... [Re: fredk]
BobKay Offline
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Originally Posted By: fredk
I would like to see you drive it in without a pilot hole. grin


I think I had that DVD.
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#330949 - 12/09/10 09:48 PM Re: For you woodworkers... [Re: BobKay]
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Originally Posted By: BobKay
Originally Posted By: fredk
I would like to see you drive it in without a pilot hole. grin


I think I had that DVD.



F'in funny, Bob! laugh laugh
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#330950 - 12/09/10 09:53 PM Re: For you woodworkers... [Re: Ya_basta]
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I'm at my best when filthy innuendo is involved. I know, I know. That makes me, like, soooooooo unusual here.
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#330954 - 12/09/10 10:05 PM Re: For you woodworkers... [Re: BobKay]
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Must have been an instructional DVD, like the Marilyn Chambers series smile .
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#330956 - 12/09/10 10:09 PM Re: For you woodworkers... [Re: Ya_basta]
BobKay Offline
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There's a Marilyn Chambers series??? I have loved her since her first Ivory Snow box.
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#330957 - 12/09/10 10:11 PM Re: For you woodworkers... [Re: BobKay]
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She seemed so much more like she meant it, all of it, than most of the others. I've always hated a "phoned in" performance. Especially in porn.
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