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Old 03-14-2007, 05:14 AM   #1
Brody Dittemore
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Any recommendations for materials? Specifically, would schedule 80 pipe work or should one definitely go for the cold rolled steel?
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:26 PM   #2
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You might want to give Glenn Pendlay a call or email. He would probably have the info you need.

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Old 03-16-2007, 05:23 AM   #3
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I just used plumbing pipe from Home depot. the steel pipe and all of the fittings were less than $50 Canadian and I ended up with a 4 foot bar that is fixed to the celiling in 4 places for added strengh. Plus side to using the plumbing pipe is that is is precut and threaded which makes it easy for installation..
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:27 PM   #4
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You need solid steel. However, I would be reluctant to take on this task. Unless you are a very good metal worker, it is unlikely that you would do even as well as the cheap bar that comes with a 300 lb weight set. You need to have a bar that will take a significant amount of weight with free rotating sleeves that won't fall off when weight is dropped. I would just wait for a cheap one to come up on craigslist.
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:56 AM   #5
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I would second what Ahmik said.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:01 PM   #6
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3rd on the no DIY route. If a DIY cost $50 I am sure you could find a used one for the same or less.
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