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Old 12-05-2006, 12:49 PM   #21
Jeff Belyeu
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Is this so that the base of the squat stand (and now the top of the bucket - upside down on the floor) is slightly larger than the base of the bucket? Therefore, the squat rack base is slightly bigger, and more stable? If I'm reading that right, interesting idea. Bought the stuff to make my squat stands last night. Might take some measurements to see how much bigger one end of the bucket is than the other. Doing it the more conventional way may be easier and more likely way for me. If I misinterpreted your idea, please explain.
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:56 PM   #22
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If I had a concrete saw and a jack hammer, I could fashion two holes in my garage floor that would accept some box tubing pillars with a simple welded feature on the top to contain the bar. I could have his/her "inserts" for height.

Finally a good excuse to get that concrete saw and jack hammer I have always wanted!

A cement filled pipe would be even less cost than the box tubing, then I just need to have the "top" welded to a cap, or just use a T and some elbows...hmmmm
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Old 12-05-2006, 03:00 PM   #23
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What about putting some 2x4s cross-wise through the bottom of the bucket in an X, so you had some legs out the sides?
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Old 12-05-2006, 03:32 PM   #24
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Its getting too complicated, keep it simple!
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:14 PM   #25
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The cardboard part was simply to make less mess, keep the surface of the concrete level and smooth, and to keep the concrete from becoming one with whatever surface you placed it directly on top of. Once the concrete is dry you'd just need to peel off or burn off the carboard from the bottom (or top if you want to be technical) of the buckets.

I think it would make a difference because the diameter of the bucket is greater at the top than at the bottom. But, I'm not the one who made these stands, so I guess I shouldn't be saying what will work and what won't.
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:24 PM   #26
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Josh,
put a garbage bag in the bucket and use it as a mold, that way you can use the same bucket to make a whole bunch of stands, and save $20 on each set of stands you make...
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Old 12-06-2006, 04:17 AM   #27
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Pierre, is there any chance you could post a close-up pic or two of the the supports from your squat rack plans? Just a little unclear exactly what it should look like from the drawings.

Many thanks, kempie
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Old 12-06-2006, 12:27 PM   #28
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How do you determine the height of the rack, say in the 2x4 bucket design? I would assume a few inches below your racked (in your hands) bar position, but I am not sure.
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:38 AM   #29
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Here are the ones I made, along with some other stuff. The only thing they have over the 2x4 model is adjustability.
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Old 12-09-2006, 02:35 PM   #30
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Paul,
here you go,

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...eid=209&email=
work/family safe link to a demolishion hammer!
now get to work and post some pictures when you are done.
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