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Old 10-05-2006, 05:29 AM   #1
Paul Mort
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HI guys, I;m a newbie from the Uk looking to start up crossfit north east. does anyone have any instructiosn for building some of the great pull up stations??
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Old 10-05-2006, 06:41 AM   #2
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Rings are easiest way
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Old 10-05-2006, 08:07 AM   #3
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Do you have access to a welder or someone who could weld for you? Our pullup bars are welded and are bomber. I can send you instructions if you are interested. The first image is a ceiling mount in our garage. The 2nd image is a wall mount in the gym we train out of.


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Old 10-05-2006, 09:45 AM   #4
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Hey Paul,

Coach Rut in KC made his pullup bars by attaching pipe to the kind of industrial metal shelving units you'd find in a warehouse. With a few 2x4 shims, the unit goes wall to wall; very sturdy. Great stuff. BTW, he's using 1-1/4" pipe. It's a little harder to hang on to but very easy to kip and MUCHO easy on the elbows. While I'm talking about him, I gotta put a plug in for his Dumbbell training DVD (http://www.crossfitkc.com/gear.php?productID=40)

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Old 10-05-2006, 11:00 AM   #5
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Lisa -

I would love to see the plans.

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Old 10-06-2006, 06:04 PM   #6
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Jason, I'll have my husband email you the instructions as soon as he can. It might be a couple of days, as he's working some night shifts, but he will get them out to you.

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Old 10-07-2006, 09:40 AM   #7
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Lisa -

Sounds great.

I appreaciate your time and effort.

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Old 10-09-2006, 09:14 AM   #8
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John,
any idea how exactly the piping is connected to the shelving supports? Kinda tough to tell from the pics...
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:26 AM   #9
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I made mine pretty much to the specs that were posted here a few months back. Try a search for Home Depot pull up bar.
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Old 10-09-2006, 12:47 PM   #10
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Jason et al,

Here are some drawings I made while planning out the wall-mounted pullup bars I made for our gym. They're all the "plans" I have. Please refer to Lisa's pictures above as well for the overall result.

The frames (rectangles against wall and angled supports) are made of 1/8" x 2" square tube. The higher bar (see Lisa's pictures, above) is 1 1/8" cold-rolled steel (roughly the diameter of a men's olympic bar) and the lower bar is 1" hot-rolled to match a women's olympic bar. Cold-rolled is a little more expensive, but where I get my steel, at least, doesn't have hot-rolled in 1 1/8". Obviously other diameters are fine too, and I hope to add a fat bar sometime as well.

The basic frame is pretty straightforward. To accommodate the different bar heights, I had to make one support with the addition pictured in the second drawing. The bars are just over three feet off the wall, and seem to have plenty of room for kipping. The vertical components of the frame are 40" long, and the horizontals are 60".

I made the two frames at home, then transported them to the gym, mounted them, and welded on the bars on site because the final product is way to big and awkward to transport. It still took plenty of help; those things are heavy!

The frames are mounted to a cinder block wall with half-inch bolts drilled all the way through to plates on the back side.

Lisa painted the frames at home (Rust-Oleum hammered finish spray paint, 3 or 4 coats). We left the bars bright, and just sanded them to smooth them out a little. I also spent a fair amount of time with the angle grinder to ease all the edges where the bars attach to the frames.

Everything seems rock solid, even with multiple people kipping like mad or doing weighted pullups. I definitely will be inspecting the welds etc. on a regular basis. The bar I made for home has seen plenty of use (we do classes there too) and is as solid as ever.

Hope this is helpful.

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