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Old 06-11-2006, 08:42 PM   #1
Bob Pratt
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i'm tired of doing dead hang pull-ups because my basement ceiling if 7 ft tall and i'm considering building a pull-up bar in my backyard. How high should it be and how should i construct it?
i'm thinking a 12ft 4x4 set 3ft into the ground with concrete and a galvanized 2inch pipe secured with a flange might do the trick.
Anyone ever done this? any problems / suggestions?

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Old 06-12-2006, 05:15 AM   #2
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Might need two 4x4's set into the ground.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:49 AM   #3
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that sounds almost right.
i would suggest you sink the two 12 ft 4x4 four feet in the ground. 2 reasons, you need to be below the frost line so nothing heaves around. if you are not in a cold climate then frost is not a problem. but i would still go 4 ft deep because i have read several places that you need to bury 1/3 of a support in the ground for there not to be any concern about things toppling. i would use tubes with the concrete. a 2 in pipe is pretty thick. looking at many of the pull up bars on the different videos it seems to me that most are not larger than 1 and 1/2 in. have you looked at different diameter pipe and how it feels in your hand? lastly attaching a short peice of 4x4 at the base of each support to serve as a step up will help anyone that is height challenged since your bar will be near 8 feet high. let me know how it goes.
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:27 AM   #4
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I've been contemplating almost the exact same setup. I like the idea of a high pull-up bar so I can hang rings on it. I was thinking 1.5in bar, but I'll make the final decision when I'm at the store buying my supplies.
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:00 PM   #5
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Extensive multi-page thread on this topic here:

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