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Old 07-07-2004, 01:50 PM   #1
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Old 07-07-2004, 05:57 PM   #2
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These are very nice, just one set made up for squat spotting height would be very useful, definitely on the short list for the home gym.




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Old 07-10-2004, 12:06 PM   #3
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My final revision, with a tip or two is up. They work great!
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Old 07-13-2004, 11:51 AM   #4
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I was thinking about making me a dip station the same way, but with two of the bottom boards connected via one piece boards. Then a couple pieces of 2x6's attached to the uprights via exhaust pipe clamps (2 on each end of each support). The forward crossbrace will be about midway up the uprights and the rear crossbrace mounted lower.
I like to sweat cheap.
I'm also considering using cinder blocks and a padded board near some pipe mounted to my basement wall, to be my glut/ham machine. Cinder blocks sell for about .95 cents apiece at Home Depot.
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Old 07-13-2004, 01:21 PM   #5
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Donald, if you can mount a 2"x6" to the wall, you can use four flanges, two 2' sections of pipe, two 4' sections of pipe; make two "L"'s, put the flanges on the ends, bolt two flanges to the floor, the other two to a 2"x6". Use 1.5" pipe and don't set it up too wide and it will hold a lot of weight.
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Old 07-13-2004, 02:48 PM   #6
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I tried them as is for dips. They work fine, really solid. Fully adjustable width and angle is nice. I tossed them on a couple of steps, as I don't have any longer pipe at this time. I don't think the extra pipe of base is necessary, they were solid as is.
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Old 07-14-2004, 04:50 AM   #7
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Brian, actually I could mount the flanges directly to my concrete wall with blue screws, and forego the 2x6, and that would be a cheaper setup. In case anybody's curious, blue screws are hardened steel with special threads that bite into concrete predrilled holes.
But the more I think about it, I like the versatility and portability of Aptdwlr's design. With a little figuring on the proper height, I can use them for squat safety's, then put them on my plyo boxes for dips.
I was going to build a "proper" squat rack because I can weld and fabricate, but with the price of steel these days, I'm money (and labor) ahead to just buy one already built.
But good old black iron pipe is the way to go.
Thanks Aptdwler, great idea. Major problem solved.
Now if I could just come up with a cheap rowing machine...
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Old 07-30-2004, 08:15 AM   #8
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I made mine with a "t" in place of the flange, two 6" nipples (yeah, I know) and caps on the ends. Same result but a little heavier at the bottom.
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