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Old 07-28-2009, 05:47 AM   #1
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Homemade Parallel bars dip stand

P-Bar Dip stand Mk I.

Contructed in my Dad's old shop. Its a little uneven but holds a 225llb guy pretty well. Most of stability issues are coming from the base. I should have built a higher 3/4 brace or identical brace halfway up the stand.
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Old 07-28-2009, 06:41 AM   #2
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Re: Homemade Parallel bars dip stand

Very nice. Throw a cross brace on each side and that should alleviate some of the instability. Heck, you could probably put cross braces on three sides.
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:38 AM   #3
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Re: Homemade Parallel bars dip stand

Nice work Chris. I've been thinking about building a dip stand as well. Do you (or anyone else) forsee any issues with building something similar to yours, but making the bars in a V shape in order to offer a variety of widths for dips?

Also, what was the approximate cost, what size pipe did you use, and what are the dimensions?
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Old 07-28-2009, 10:21 AM   #4
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Re: Homemade Parallel bars dip stand

As for the cost I used scraps in my dads shop. I drove home one weekend to build it. It disassembled fairly easily for the trip back. 2x4s for all the framework and I believe 2inch pipe, maybe alittle less, for the bars. I eyeballed the whole thing (probably why its a little shaky) and the size was based on the threaded pipe I had available. No screws, all nuts and bolts.

This is actually my second attempt. The first which I do not have a picture of, was constructed of plumbing with "L" and "U" joints. It was more difficult to construct and less stable.

I think the width is around 25-26 inches. I prefer a width of24inches between dip bars, it seems a little easier on my shoulders.

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