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Old 08-26-2005, 10:23 AM   #1
Robin Dunn Bryant
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I'm interested in building a pull up bar and dip station out of PVC piping. I need something that is sturdy but also collapsible because we don't have a lot of room. I saw the following designs on's site and thought they might work.

Modified Pull Up Bar

Modified Dip Bar

Do you all think this would work? And if so, do you have any ideas about which materials I'd need...this would be my first PVC build.

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Old 08-26-2005, 10:34 AM   #2
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Building stuff is fun but sometimes it's a time vs. value thing. That is, is it more trouble to make something than it costs to buy it.

You might think about these. My son has them and I've used them and they work just like they say. You can take them down when not using them.

Modified dips, though, are easy with a bench or a couple chairs and a stool if you want to prop your feet. Mod chins can be done with a sturdy stick or pole and two chairs or tall stools.

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Old 08-26-2005, 10:39 AM   #3
Robin Dunn Bryant
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This looks much easier than the pieces to build. And much more compact. Thank you. I'll work from the chairs for now and order in a little while when I get stronger.
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Old 08-26-2005, 03:10 PM   #4
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If you had some thing to hook them up to I think rings would be a good choice for you. You could do dips, pull-ups and so much more with them. I have a set of power rings and I made my own from this link ( and the ones I made are very nice compared to the real deal, especially for the price.
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Old 08-26-2005, 10:04 PM   #5
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I have to second Bryant's comment about the rings. For $70 bucks plus shipping(or make your own), they fit in your gym bag and you can do pull-ups, dips, L-sits plus, plus, plus....

Got to be one of the best buys out there.
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Old 08-27-2005, 09:10 AM   #6
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If all you want is pull-ups and dips, then going to one of those chain sporting good stores will allow you to get a pull-up/dip/push-up station for 99 bucks.

It takes some time and two people to assemble it. The good thing is you can work on modified l-seats at the dip station.

Not as good as rings by any means, but a good starter piece.
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