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Old 04-21-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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mock up for a pull up station - need help

I know I need threaded pipes, flanges. But im pretty lost beyond that.

How many vertical supports should I have? Do I use any screw that fits to secure the flanges into the beams? And unless everything measures up exactly, isn't there a risk of the lengthwise pipes not fitting?
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:30 PM   #2
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Re: mock up for a pull up station - need help

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Old 04-21-2011, 06:38 PM   #3
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Re: mock up for a pull up station - need help

Run a board across multiple joists then screw the flanges into that board. That way you don't have to match up exactly
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Re: mock up for a pull up station - need help

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Run a board across multiple joists then screw the flanges into that board. That way you don't have to match up exactly
Won't the vertical supports be too long?
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:23 AM   #5
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Re: mock up for a pull up station - need help

How many vertical supports should I have? A vertical support at each tee should be enough--as drawn
Do I use any screw that fits to secure the flanges into the beams? When I built mine, I used 1 1/2" wood screws. It holds up fine with 2 200+lb guys (both kipping) on one 6' span
And unless everything measures up exactly, isn't there a risk of the lengthwise pipes not fitting? Of course. Thats problem #1 that I see with this design. You will need to figure the seperate lengths of pipe you want to use (to get 15+ft across); then from that, subtract for the length of the tees, the length of the flanges, and then figure for the amount of pipe that WONT screw completely into the female parts of the tees and flanges. That will give you the amount of horizontal pipe needed (theoretically).
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:39 PM   #6
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Re: mock up for a pull up station - need help

If it was me I would put it together on the ground then screw that to the ceiling that way it all lines up no prob. Gonna need a hand holding it up though.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:45 PM   #7
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Re: mock up for a pull up station - need help

I just made one for a gym from 1" black pipe that spanned 24 feet with a vertical attachment every 6ft. I used 3" Simpson Strong-Tie Strong-Drive screw (SDS screws from Home Depot by the joist hanger section). Very solid. I would not use any other screws. These are designed to take the tork. Use impact driver to install vs regular drill. No need to pre-drill.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:47 PM   #8
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Re: mock up for a pull up station - need help

Looks like the design should work. I too would recommend building it on the ground, then installing. The hardest part will be trying to get the ends to line up flush.

I built my pullup and ring bars by drilling through beams then a flange on the outside. I ran across a few people who had flanges break on them.

Trevor, nice design. Looks great.
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