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Old 11-05-2008, 02:55 PM   #1
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1" pipe or 1 1/4" pipe - DIY

what size did you use? are you happy with it? i don't know how to make a poll or if it's even possible.
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:01 PM   #2
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Re: 1" pipe or 1 1/4" pipe - DIY

I have both, 1" is a nice thickness. I have it across a 40" or so span and it does fine. I have 1.25" for a longer span (~10ft) It holds 3 kipping dudes and has a bit of flex, but is noticeably fat and fried people's grips initially. (keep in mind these are interior diameters... will be thicker round the outside)
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:49 PM   #3
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Re: 1" pipe or 1 1/4" pipe - DIY

You probably want whatever is closest in diameter to a olympic barbell. I was at Home Depot looking at galvanized pipe the other day and I think the 3/4" galvanized pipe seemed about the right size. You have to be careful how it is measured. Some give measurements on inside diamter, others outside diameters, yet others might give circumferances and not diameters at all.
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:55 PM   #4
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Re: 1" pipe or 1 1/4" pipe - DIY

I have the same 3/4" galvanized pipe from Home Depot. I assume that's the interior dimensions as my standard plates fit it perfectly. That would mean the the exterior dimensions would be about 1". That's the size that felt the most comfortable to me.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:05 PM   #5
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Re: 1" pipe or 1 1/4" pipe - DIY

I have 1" schedule 40 pipe which has an outside diameter (OD) of 1.25"

I would go with one size up if I had to do it again (1.5" OD). Having said that I am getting used to the size I have and it's not so bad. I wouldn't go any smaller, or any bigger than 1.5" OD.
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Old 11-05-2008, 04:08 PM   #6
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Re: 1" pipe or 1 1/4" pipe - DIY

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I have the same 3/4" galvanized pipe from Home Depot. I assume that's the interior dimensions as my standard plates fit it perfectly. That would mean the the exterior dimensions would be about 1". That's the size that felt the most comfortable to me.
Thanks Aaron. That was my conclusion as well.
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:46 PM   #7
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Re: 1" pipe or 1 1/4" pipe - DIY

i've got some 1" ID ready to go up but every time i go into lowes i fondle the 1 1/4" ID and it seems like it might be better. the pullup bars at my current globo are somewhere between the 3/4 and 1". When I went to CF Firebase the bar was bigger and i liked it even though it felt a little weird.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:02 PM   #8
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Re: 1" pipe or 1 1/4" pipe - DIY

Our structure is made of 1" which has an OD of 1.25" It works great and though I've used larger at other facilities, I like the 1".

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Old 11-05-2008, 07:15 PM   #9
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Re: 1" pipe or 1 1/4" pipe - DIY

I switched from 1" o.d. to 1.25 o.d. in an attempt to reduce the tearing of my calluses. The larger dia. is working well, but I have hands larger than the average bear.
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:32 AM   #10
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Re: 1" pipe or 1 1/4" pipe - DIY

I have 1" (inside diameter) pipe and it's perfect (IMO). Ends up being about 1 1/4" outside diameter. Same size (in PVC) for my rings and parallettes, and again it's perfect.

I could see a purpose to 1 1/4" or even 1 1/2 - 2" ID pipe, but only as a supplement to the 1" for grip training purposes.

Oly bar, for the record, is 28mm = 1.102 inches.

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