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Old 07-17-2009, 05:50 AM   #11
Ryan M. Hale
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

At first I didnt really like this set up, but after studying it for a little while it makes total sense. Also, this will be a good Idea since the wife doesnt want me to cement this into the ground! I also like the Idea of the potential of this to be a portable Squat Rack! Thanks guys post your pics when you have completed yours!

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Old 07-18-2009, 03:39 PM   #12
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... I also like the Idea of the potential of this to be a portable Squat Rack! Thanks guys post your pics when you have completed yours!

RH

Rip said he advises against a wooded squat rack for the same reason he advises against driving a wooden car.
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:09 PM   #13
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

Just in the spirit of exploring options, it seems like you could do the same thing by just putting some rope/cable from the top of the unit to the ground and stakeing it in like a volleyball net.

Along with a set of these perhaps if you don't want to cement anything....
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...10000003+90051 wfs
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:47 PM   #14
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

I wish I had come upon this post months ago! I'm currently in a home I can't exactly pour concrete posts (military housing) and have been driving myself crazyt rying to find a solution. Roof overhang is too low to mount something to the wall. This looks like the answer to my prayers!
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:27 PM   #15
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I wish I had come upon this post months ago! ...

It's funny how it is such an old post too! It needed a bump.
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:03 PM   #16
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

All the wood has been bought, the pipes and flanges.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:35 PM   #17
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

I recently built this pull-up station and have attached a photo. It appears durable and Im 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 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, heres a list of materials. The price is what I paid at Lowes. Total cost: $153.98 + tax.

Wood:
4x4x6 -- QNTY. 2 -- $11.82
4x4x8 -- QNTY. 2 -- $11.94
2x4x8 -- QNTY. 2 -- $5.82

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

Hardware:
Carriage Bolt, x6 -- QNTY. 4 -- $2.28
Carriage Bolt, x8 -- QNTY. 6 -- $11.10
Flat Washers, -- QNTY. 10 -- $1.90
Hex Nuts, -- QNTY. 10 -- $1.90
Galvanized Lag Screws, x3" -- QNTY. 24 -- $14.25
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:07 PM   #18
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

Nice job - this is a great non-permanent solution. Did you consider running the pipe through the verticals? Have read about those flanges shearing/failing. Also, 6"x6" would make that thing rock solid with no movement. If you're a bigger dude or go taller I would strongly consider going with bigger lumber.

You know, if you attached a notched 4"x4" or two sandwiched 2"x4"s (one about 2" taller than the other) against the vertical posts this could double as a squat rack too. No safeties but you could just use saw horses for that (that's what I use with my squat rack).

Does that make sense? Obviously you have a squat rack but for those without it could save some space. See attached rough mockup.
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:23 PM   #19
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

Thanks, Mike! I considered running the pipe through the verticals, but thought it might allow the pipe to spin, esp. over time. Not sure. I’ll continue to “abuse” it and see how it holds up.

I like the idea of using 6x6s. I’m a small guy, so hopefully the 4x4s will do the trick.
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Re: Portable pull-up station - 4x4's, pipe, and carriage bolts

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Thanks, Mike! I considered running the pipe through the verticals, but thought it might allow the pipe to spin, esp. over time. Not sure. Ill continue to abuse it and see how it holds up.

I like the idea of using 6x6s. Im a small guy, so hopefully the 4x4s will do the trick.
I think what I've seen people do is put the flanges on the outside and then screw the flange to the wood. This prevents it from spinning. Another option is to put wire rope through the pipe to act as a safety should the flange fail. Drill a hole through the 4x4 feed wire through and then attach eye bolts to the 4x4 and secure wire rope to eye bolts. Probably all overkill but redundancy usually never is a bad thing when it comes to safety.
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