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Old 08-18-2009, 12:11 PM   #31
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

We contracted a welder to put together our pull-up station and we'll be having it installed thursday (I believe).

I'll take some pictures and provide the specs if anyone would like them.

It should fit around 15 people at one time.
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Old 08-22-2009, 04:41 PM   #32
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

The carriage bolts started to loosen after doing several sets of kipping pull-ups. To solve this problem, I screwed two 6-inch pieces of 2x4s on both sides of the base of each arm. I've attached before and after pics.
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:08 PM   #33
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

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I recently built this pull-up station and have attached a photo. It appears durable and I’m able to do kipping pull-ups w/o the apparatus moving much at all.

I have very little woodworking experience, but was able to manage this project w/o too many probs. I only made two modifications. The arms are not adjustable (I cut 8-inches off the 8 foot arms to fit my room) and I used 1” pipes for the bottom instead of ¾” pipes.

One tip: don't use a masonry bit to drill the holes for the carriage bolts! Found that out the hard way!

For anyone else who wants to tackle this, here’s a list of materials. The price is what I paid at Lowe’s. Total cost: $153.98 + tax.

Wood:
4”x4”x6’ -- QNTY. 2 -- $11.82
4”x4”x8’ -- QNTY. 2 -- $11.94
2”x4”x8’ -- QNTY. 2 -- $5.82

Pipe:
Galvanized Pipe, 1”x4’ -- QNTY. 3 -- $48.99
Galvanized Floor Flange, 1” -- QNTY. 6 -- $43.98

Hardware:
Carriage Bolt, ½”x6” -- QNTY. 4 -- $2.28
Carriage Bolt, ½”x8” -- QNTY. 6 -- $11.10
Flat Washers, ½” -- QNTY. 10 -- $1.90
Hex Nuts, ½” -- QNTY. 10 -- $1.90
Galvanized Lag Screws, ¼”x3" -- QNTY. 24 -- $14.25
I'm sorry to ressurect this thread but I was interested in doing the same project. I have even less woodworking experience and was wondering what sort of tools I would need to buy/borrow to complete this job?
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:41 PM   #34
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

This project didn’t require much in the way of tools, Philip. I used a table saw to cut the wood; an electric drill to drive the screws and drill the holes (the latter with a 12” bit); a basic wrench to turn the hex nuts; a measuring tape; and, a level. I'm pretty sure that was it.

Since my last post, I put caps on the top of the arms, sawed off the excess length from the carriage bolts, and stained it. Attached is a photo.

If you need any help getting started, feel free to PM me.
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:15 AM   #35
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

Does the bar spin when it sits inside the flanges? Should it?
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:00 AM   #36
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

Never mind - just saw a close-up and realized there's a little screw that keeps the bar from spinning. Excellent.
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:54 PM   #37
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

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Does the bar spin when it sits inside the flanges? Should it?
The bar should never ever spin, when it sits in the flanges, it is screwed into the flanges and the flanges are wood screwed into the wood.
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:03 PM   #38
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

Missing the critical bolts, but that's it. when it's totally done i will upload another pic.
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:41 PM   #39
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

Posting partly to bump this thread, but mostly to ask:
You have your rigs set up for a month or two now guys.
How are they holding up?

Any signs of wear and tear?
Anything you'd change, any areas off weakness in the design becoming apparent?
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Old 04-30-2011, 12:30 PM   #40
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

Build ours with 12' 6x6's buried and concreted 2' into the ground. Rock solid.
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