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Old 07-26-2011, 06:52 PM   #11
Willie McLendon
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Re: Outdoor pullup bar construction

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Willie, where did you buy the fence post and connectors? I've also scene what looks like hand railing, but I have no idea where you can find it other than on the internet (and the shipping costs make that pretty unattractive).
Everything came from Lowes.

The 1" pipes are the "Mueller Proline 1" x 48" & 1"x60" Galvanized Pipe that is in the plumbing department which run under $20 each.

The fence posts are 2 3/8x10'. They sell one that is .083 and another that is .095 thick, and I chose the thicker one which was $22.

The below picture is the fence post bracket that I used. I put them in a vise and straightened out each of the arms so they come straight forward instead of to the sides. I then put the Grade 8 bolt through the bottom holes with the post resting on it, and through the other hole I drilled a 1/4" hole in the pipe and put a locking pin through there (1/4"x2"). After the pin was through there I tightened down the bottom bolts until they were pretty sung and there was no play in the bar. You can find the bolts and locking pins in the isle with all of the loose nuts & bolts in the drawers.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:40 AM   #12
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Re: Outdoor pullup bar construction

Willie, thanks for the info! This is really helpful.
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:53 AM   #13
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Re: Outdoor pullup bar construction

No problem. I looked online for plans/designs on an in-ground pull-up bar with no good results, and knew that I did not want to go with a permanent wooden post. This went together very easily and it was nice to see that the plans in my head worked out how I wanted. Good luck in building your setup and let me know if you come up with any improvements on it. The next thing I am going to do is get some 2' extensions to put on the front posts for Muscle Ups. I will take the 1" bar off (that's why I designed it with the pins) and connect it up top when doing them, and put it back to normal when I am done.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:22 AM   #14
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Re: Outdoor pullup bar construction

Concrete is 2.99 for 60#

buy 3-500# per bar, and bury them deep (30-40")
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:14 AM   #15
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The below picture is the fence post bracket that I used. I put them in a vise and straightened out each of the arms so they come straight forward instead of to the sides. I then put the Grade 8 bolt through the bottom holes with the post resting on it, and through the other hole I drilled a 1/4" hole in the pipe and put a locking pin through there (1/4"x2"). After the pin was through there I tightened down the bottom bolts until they were pretty sung and there was no play in the bar. You can find the bolts and locking pins in the isle with all of the loose nuts & bolts in the drawers.
Hey Willie: Think you can post of close-up picture of this setup from the actual rig?
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:56 PM   #16
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Here are some pics of the mounts.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:21 PM   #17
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Re: Outdoor pullup bar construction

That's a pretty nice set up, Will. I'll be looking at that when I get back home! Anson, post up pictures when you're done.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:37 PM   #18
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That's a pretty nice set up, Will. I'll be looking at that when I get back home! Anson, post up pictures when you're done.
Today I'm leaning towards using 6x6" wood. I'll post some pics soon.
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