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Old 07-09-2005, 10:52 AM   #1
John Dowd
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I'm trying to figure out a good way to mount a pull-up bar in my garage. In order to kip i'm leaning towards suspending a bar from the ceiling somehow, rather than on a wall. Anybody have a set-up that's worked well? Eugune how did you do yours?
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Old 07-09-2005, 01:51 PM   #2
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I just make do with the power rings, suspended from a rafter.

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Old 07-09-2005, 02:16 PM   #3
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Right now I'm just using rings too. But a bar would be better, especially for kipping for my wife.
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Old 07-09-2005, 07:29 PM   #4
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What is the construction of the garage's overhead like? Open rafter/ trusses or finished?
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Old 07-09-2005, 07:35 PM   #5
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Get the Crossfit Journal regarding garage gyms.
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Old 07-09-2005, 07:48 PM   #6
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Here's mine. In retrospect I'd put two bolts side by side instead of one in the middle to make it more solid; kipping makes it rock a little.http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/11710.jpg
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Old 07-09-2005, 10:23 PM   #7
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Mine are similar to Tony's but mounted sideways on a horizontal beam. My ceiling is 14 feet tall so I also hung a bar by some cables (same way I hung my cargo net) which gives the bar a swing that challenges your kip timing. Since mine are mounted directly to the beam the 4 bolts through the mounting hardware made them very solid. I'm thinking Tony could mount a bolt on either side of the one he has their and make the mount bulletproof. John, you might consider using a 2 x 8 and then you could run 3 bolts across a much wider surface area. No way that would move when you kip.
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Old 07-10-2005, 05:55 AM   #8
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thanks for the help guys. I think I'm going to replicate Tony's set-up but with Eugene's idea with the 2x8's. My ceiling is finished, but its only about 9.5' so I can get away with not suspending the bar with cables.

Eugune - what's it like to have the most envied gym on earth?
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Old 07-10-2005, 07:14 AM   #9
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You must be the king of the swingers on that bar, Gene.
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Old 07-10-2005, 07:15 AM   #10
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I mounted mine to the walls in a corner, going across the corner at about a 45 degree angle. You can by the wall mounting flanges in the angle and just bolt them to the wall. I used 3/4 plywood, bolted the flanges to it them screwed it to the wall because the studs were not in the right place. (sorry no pictures, no camera:sad:)
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