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Old 12-13-2006, 07:18 AM   #1
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The two tape wrapped 1 1/4" pipes spin freely on the 1" pipe and give a very good challenge to your grip for pullups. I used a wider top bar and individual pipe lengths in order to allow for movement of the bars to the ends to get them out of the way when regular bar use was desired.

The band holders on the platform make for a secure, easy to mount/dismount attachment point for bands when doing lifts in the cage. They are screwed threw the mat into the 4 layers of plywood beneath so they are very solid. I taped the ends so as not to rough up the bands on the threads.

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Old 12-13-2006, 09:26 AM   #2
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Nice!
How far did you screw in the top (horizontal) bar? How strong is it (how much do you weigh and how does it hold up?
Are they screwed in to roof joists?

I'm making some plans for my garage gym and am wondering how to make a mount for my rings/bar.

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Old 12-13-2006, 05:07 PM   #3
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Eugene, can we hire you to come here and build our gym?

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Old 12-13-2006, 06:36 PM   #4
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Just put these up, haven't tested them with 300# guy yet!
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:00 PM   #5
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nice rope!
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:25 PM   #6
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Both bars are screwed into the 4 x 8 joist with gold colored wood screws about 2 1/2 inches in length. I have had two people on one bar before without any problem, so the mount and the bars are very strong. The bars flex a bit but it all holds together. William - your set up looks very strong with that center piece that holds the middle from above. Cool idea.

I'm going to re-do the set up I have a bit and leave that low bar in place for shorter people to do pullups but I am going to put another bar above the bar with the spinners (also equipped with taped spinners) with longer nipples so it sticks out a bit. The problem is that when you come down from the top bar to the bottom one it is way too easy to hit your fingers on the wall behind the bar as you try to get your grip.

More pictures when I do the update.

Easy stuff Keith. If I go east any time soon I will be sure to look you up. If you are serious about wanting some help with anything in particular let me know what you want done and I can help you think your way through it. The woodworking skills are really not all that difficult.
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:22 AM   #7
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My rope is not rigged up yet, I just tied it around the bar to get it off the floor.

Eugene, nice simplistic design for a turning bar. I had to use a board for an anchor point due to the compressed lumber behind it. I used 4.5" lag screws for anchor board and 2" lag screws for pipe flanges. People were looking at with much curiosity in Home Depot while I was fitting my pullup bar in the aisle.

We are very close to signing our lease in Columbus,OH. I can't wait to rig 20' ropes and weld up an insane pullup station.
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Old 12-14-2006, 09:39 AM   #8
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I've stuck a PVC pipe over my doorway pullup bar - it definitely makes it harder! :-O
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Old 12-14-2006, 04:43 PM   #9
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I was not being critical of the attachment of the rope, just saying its a nice rope, I have one just like it!
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Old 12-14-2006, 07:45 PM   #10
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Paul,

Sorry, I think my post sounded defensive. Yeah I caught it after someone posted the link on ebay. Now that it is cold I have been trying to think where I can put it. I have vaulted ceilings and thought about taking the ceiling fan down! That would be an interesting selling point.

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