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Old 12-02-2006, 03:03 PM   #11
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The ones I saw in the barn were 4x4.
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Old 12-03-2006, 07:51 PM   #12
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Negatron....2x4 is all you need.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:55 AM   #13
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I *stand* corrected.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:31 AM   #14
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Grady, I love the irony of you squatting with $20 squat stands while a $3,000 hack squat machine sits in the background.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:21 AM   #15
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and the fact that each bumper plate costs more than the stands.
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Old 12-04-2006, 07:48 PM   #16
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2 80# sacks of cement, $8
2 2x4x8, $4
2 buckets, $10
water, level, patience, $0
fully functional squat stands, priceless
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:06 AM   #17
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Wow! Thanks for all the help guys! I knew I would get all the good stuff here. Will probably go the homemade route for now (we love home depot in our house, you should see the pullup bar we made), until the proper funding comes around for something else. But hey if the homemade stuff works no reason to change right?:biggrinthumb:
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:16 AM   #18
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I am making one this weekend. They are absolutely perfect.

I have been trying to come up with a low rack to keep the weights slightly off the floor and I think that this design is very adaptable. I think I will cut the bucket in half and go with a short piece of 2 X 4.
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:13 PM   #19
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I just had an idea for a way to possibly make those el cheapo squat stands more stable. What if, instead of placing the 2x4s into the bucket through the normal opening, you cut a 2x4in. opening on the bottom of the bucket, place it upside down securely overtop some cardboard, fill it with concrete, and then just stick the 2x4 into it? I would think this would work better.
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:33 PM   #20
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I don't think that would change the stableness of the squat stands. Now, mayve if you'd use 2' x 2' pieces of plywood screwed into the contrete filled buckets then that would offer some more stableness. The cardboard is a little too flimsy.

Man I can't wait to have a house so I can build all this stuff.
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