Originally Posted by joecaption
If you do this plan on having to have to do some sheetrock repairs. It may cause the rafters to sag and pop some screws or nails.
Far better to install it between the rafters with a much longer eye bolt into a 2 X 6 laying flat with a through hole in it and a flat washer and a couple of nuts. This would spread out the load over more rafters, and a through bolt will hold far more weight then a lag eye would.
I would use no less then a 1/2 eye.
That's very insightful, I didn't know a washer could work in this case.
The hook and screw were provided with the physical therapy equipment I'm installing - I'll just take it to the hardware store and buy identical but longer.
Thanks for a great advice!