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Old 12-14-2013, 09:37 PM   #1
Omar Epps
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Hi . My garage is covered with 3/4 inch stall mats. I want to know why rogue recommends bolting r3 directly to concrete? I'm thinking of going through the stall mats, then the concrete. I could always cut out mat and go directly into concrete if it doesn't work out. I will be using rogue provided concrete anchor screws . What do you think?
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:12 PM   #2
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Re: Home gym question

I would always follow Rogue's recommendation unless for some reason I absolutely couldn't.

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Old 12-14-2013, 11:33 PM   #3
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Re: Home gym question

They recommend you bolt it to prevent tipping.
Especially if you are doing kipping pullups or using the bands.

If you don't want to drill into the concrete, you can lag bolt it to a lifting platform made of plywood.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:38 AM   #4
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Re: Home gym question

Bolting down while it's on the mat will compress the feet into the rubber slightly and then maybe the sharp edges of the feet will slowly tear at the rubber. /shrug

I have an R-4 anchored with rubber stall mats. Those mats aren't that hard to cut out feet holes for, I did it myself with a sharpie and jigsaw and I'm not really a handy man. It looks perfect. Now if I drove my car into that rack I'd only be hurting my car - that rack is one with the earth.
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Old 12-15-2013, 05:50 AM   #5
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Also, why does rogue give me only 8 concrete anchors when there are 3 holes in rack leg? Also, how do you guys add pictures on this post. I tried from my iphone, but it says picture is too big
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:55 PM   #6
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Re: Home gym question

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Also, why does rogue give me only 8 concrete anchors when there are 3 holes in rack leg? Also, how do you guys add pictures on this post. I tried from my iphone, but it says picture is too big
Because you're unable to get to four of the holes due to the design of the rack. If you bolt it with those 8 anchors it will be very stable.
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