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Old 04-20-2006, 03:30 PM   #1
Ryan Kirk
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I just installed a chin-up bar underneath my deck using plumbing parts from Home Depot. Total cost $25.

Here are the pics:
Here you see the parts. I used 1" threaded galvanized steel.

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/23218.jpg
Here it is assembled on the floor of my garage.

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/23219.jpg


Here is a wider angle.

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/23220.jpg

Parts:
1 1"x48" Gal Steel Pipe
2 1"x8" Gal Steel Pipe (Use different lengths to suit)
2 Mountaing Plates
2 Male-Female Right-Angles
2 Female-Female Right Angles
8 heavy duty wood screws
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:12 PM   #2
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Ahh, but how much did the deck cost?
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:02 PM   #3
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I have the same system but it is on the face of my deck not hanging on the rafters. Only problem with mine is I didnt make it wide enough. I should have made mine with 48" width.. Still works. Good pullup bar it should last a long time..
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:10 PM   #4
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I did the same thing. Works great.
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Old 04-20-2006, 06:23 PM   #5
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How much does it wiggle while kipping or does it? Looks good to me. I might give it a try.
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Old 04-20-2006, 07:11 PM   #6
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Joseph, It's pretty stable - the deck shakes more then the mounted bar (old deck).

Dennis, I might end up moving it to the outside or making it hang lower. The old noggin is getting too close to impacting the joist.
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Old 04-20-2006, 07:13 PM   #7
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Great idea, now I have an excuse to build a deck...
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Old 04-20-2006, 08:10 PM   #8
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I am about ready to put up a similar set up in my garage. I was going to use a 36" pipe. Should I go for 48" instead???
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Old 04-20-2006, 08:35 PM   #9
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Here's a question: do you guys think this could work for an angled joist? Obviously I'd have to have two different vertical pipe lengths to compensate and ensure the horizontal piece is horizontal, but would that make the moment on the longer side large enough to possibly break the screws if I start kipping pretty good? Just covering my bases.
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Old 04-20-2006, 11:32 PM   #10
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Oustanding! If only our deck was higher than 2ft from the ground. :-(
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