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Old 12-21-2006, 10:27 PM   #1
Eugene R. Allen
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So, want to do some parallel bar stuff but can't stand the thoght of spending $1,300 to $4,000 on the high end and $500 if you are lucky for the real ones? Got Vulcan Racks and the You Decide dip conversion? I discovered that 1" plumbing pipe just happens to fit exactly into the handles of the dip attachment. I just mounted a floor flange at shoulder height (I may add another higher mounting point) and put the other end into the dip handles. I put some heavy sand bags to stabilize the stands and it works great. I used 8' bars because the 10' bars flexed a bit too much in the middle.
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:52 AM   #2
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I seen something similar in a gym years ago. They just used heavy pipe for the whole thing. I'm not sure the size, but maybe 3". You might could use heavy pipe as the uprights to give it weight and reducers for the top. They also had one with slanted at the top for dips.
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