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David Stout 06-07-2007 11:44 AM

I've got just a few questions for fabricating dip bars and pull up bars.

1. How far out from the wall do you take the pull up bar? I'm thinking 36" is good enough.
2. How wide is the pull up bar? Is 36" good here?
3. How far apart would you make the dip bars?

One last one. I am hanging rings from the ceiling (through eye bolts) How far apart would you go here?

Thanks for any replies.

Tim McFarland 06-07-2007 12:14 PM

David - I suppose 36" is far enough away from the wall, but I would want a longer bar, personally. Dip bars should be about 1 cubit apart.

David Stout 06-07-2007 12:55 PM

So how about 36" away from the wall with a 48" bar?

And what is a cubit?

Kristin Hoppe 06-07-2007 01:25 PM


Type "1 cubit in feet" into google. Google knows all.

Chris Walls 06-07-2007 01:25 PM

According to google...

1 cubit = 45.72 centimeters

James Falkner 06-07-2007 02:53 PM

The rings must be 50cm apart. See this WFS wikipedia link:

Tim McFarland 06-08-2007 06:03 AM

A cubit is the length of your forearm, from elbow to outstretched fingers. Different for everybody, but it makes a pretty good width for dipping.

David Stout 06-08-2007 07:23 AM

Kristin. I did google cubit, but I saw several numbers for cubit. See wikipedia.

Thanks for the reply Tim. Neat measurement there.

Do most folks go with the standard width on the rings given in that article (50cm)?

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