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Old 05-31-2008, 11:02 PM   #1
Lisa Walker
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Best Solution for the "Dream" Pull-Up Bar?

Hi,

OK, so I have read through a bunch of threads this evening on pull-up bars. Lots of great stuff, but what I am looking for specifically is......

What do you consider the very best, most durable pull-up bar solution to build (or buy)? We are looking at options to install our pull-up bar in our new home CF garage gym. Any dimensions, plans, pictures of the "dream pull-up bar" will be greatly appreciated! (Note: We have very tall ceilings in our garage if that helps.)

Many thanks for your help in advance!

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Old 06-01-2008, 01:02 AM   #2
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Re: Best Solution for the "Dream" Pull-Up Bar?

This is one thing I would definitely build, unless you already have or are getting a tall power cage. The "pull-up towers" and what not that you can buy are worthless IMO, however if you get a hefty power cage that is tall enough they will stand up to kipping quite well. I prefer squat stands so I built my pull up bar out of galvanized pipe 1" with a 3/4" lowered section for the wife, it works great.

Not to long ago an affiliate (can't recall who) posted plans that he drew up for his pull up bar. It was similar to the one that was in the CF journal a few months back. Try a search maybe you can find it, if you’re interested in a large mobile (well mobile with 6 people or so) station like that. Good Luck!
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Old 06-01-2008, 11:35 AM   #3
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Re: Best Solution for the "Dream" Pull-Up Bar?

Thanks for your reply, Steve. This is very helpful. I am trying to search through affiliate sites now to see if I can find more info on how to build a really heavy-duty one. We'd actually prefer something solid (not mobile) and probably built into our ceiling or off one of the walls. Really solid for kipping.

(Maybe I'll start a new thread targeted to the affiliates and see if we can get some help with plans/dimensions, etc.)

Thanks, again!

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Old 06-01-2008, 11:39 AM   #4
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Re: Best Solution for the "Dream" Pull-Up Bar?

Lisa - I've been searching for the same info. Keep me posted on what, if anything you find. We want wall-mount, too. I'll let you know what I come up with.
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Old 06-01-2008, 11:42 AM   #5
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Re: Best Solution for the "Dream" Pull-Up Bar?

Will do, Ron! As powerful as this site it, I know this info is out there......just need to dig around a little more.
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:35 PM   #6
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Re: Best Solution for the "Dream" Pull-Up Bar?

I'm not sure if "dream" is the word I'd use to describe my bars, but they've been pretty good for the folks that use them. All parts were sourced from Home Depot, but you could visit any plumbing supply store.

The 2x6 lumber is anchored with 5" lag bolts into the joists above, and I used 2.5" wood screws to mount the flanges to the lumber. It's rock solid. We've had three people kipping at the same time, and nothing moved.

You can do something similar from the ceiling, wall, or a combination of the two. I was originally thinking of welding something up, but this was completed in about an hour after getting home from the store.

Let me know if you have any questions...happy to help.
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Old 06-01-2008, 02:15 PM   #7
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Re: Best Solution for the "Dream" Pull-Up Bar?

Keep in mind if you use pipe and mount it to the rafters like Kurt did, try to keep the vertical length fairly short. If you have really high ceilings and come down several feet before you go horizontal, you will be putting more strain on the flanges because there will be a lot more leverage when you kip.

Did that make sense?

Of course if you have several mount points like Kurt does (rather than just one bar with 2 mount points), that should ease the strain quite a bit.
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Old 06-01-2008, 03:35 PM   #8
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Re: Best Solution for the "Dream" Pull-Up Bar?

I have one of the dual suspension bars from torqueathletic.com and really like it. Heres a link - http://www.torqueathletic.com/ts1/de...prod=PCI-71004
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:20 PM   #9
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Re: Best Solution for the "Dream" Pull-Up Bar?

Well, having done a good deal of research on this exact subject...I recommend you start here...

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread...ighlight=speed

Gives new meaning to the phrase "keeping up with the Jones"...Ahmik does an excellent job of displaying his diagrams, describing the equipment necessary, and walking you through the whole process in general...

If you are interested, the fittings he used can be found here...wfs

http://www.hollaender.com/index.cfm?...D542E83A8C403F

If I ever get around to it, I am planning to build a pull-up bar in a corner of my home gym. I am planning to use the No. 46ADJ Adj. Flange fitting near the bottom of this page...wfs

http://www.hollaender.com/?page_id=B...72745DA3AB&r=1

...and pair it with this bar...wfs

http://www.american-gymnast.com/cata...ries=1&brand=4

While, I'm at it...I don't know if this is a "dream" bar, but it is pretty sweet...wfs

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianmaclean/1306796276/

And some other interesting approaches to consider...

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread...ghlight=pullup

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread...ht=pull&page=4

And FINALLY, no equipment discussion is complete without considering...What does Eugene have? (we call that "the gold standard" in my line of work)...voila!

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread...e+thngs&page=2

Sorry, I got carried away with all this...

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Old 06-01-2008, 06:51 PM   #10
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Re: Best Solution for the "Dream" Pull-Up Bar?

God Bless America, Ajay! Thank you SO much for all of this info! Going to check these links, now!

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