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Old 06-06-2007, 02:35 PM   #1
Tim McFarland
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Here's pictures of my new pullup bar:

http://www.discussfitness.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2736&stc=1&d=11 8116513 4

http://www.discussfitness.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2737&stc=1&d=11 8116513 4

I attached a 2x4 to 3 different studs on each side, using 6 lag bolts per 2x4. Then I attached the bar (made of galvanized pipe and fittings) to the boards. It seems plenty sturdy, so far, to withstand vigorous kipping, so that's cool. I think you can tell from the picture that I put it at an angle in the corner of the garage.

Here's my new squat stands:

http://www.discussfitness.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2738&stc=1&d=11 8116513 4

http://www.discussfitness.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2739&stc=1&d=11 8116513 4

Those are 6x6 timbers, in 5-gallon buckets, set in concrete. I notched out the top to hold the bar, and voila! I think they're going to be plenty sturdy for my needs.
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Old 06-06-2007, 03:12 PM   #2
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Wow, that looks simple enough that I could pull it off. Thanks for posting, I'll be saving it.

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Old 06-06-2007, 06:25 PM   #3
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Haha, wow, I was planning on building an identical squat rack this weekend. (Only, I'm planning on 4x4's... 6x6's just seem too wide.) Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:30 AM   #4
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Tim, how long are the main pipe and side pipes?

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Old 06-07-2007, 11:53 AM   #5
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William,
I have a pullup bar in the corner of my garage. Not sure the length of the main pipe. I just went to Home Depot and picked up a pipe that looked like it would work. All you need is 2 x 45 degree elbows, 2 x 6 inch nipples, 2 x floor flange, one main pipe to desired length. Very solid construction with plenty of room to kip.
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:13 PM   #6
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William, I'm not sure exactly. I just took a precut one off the rack, I think the center pipe is about 5 feet or so and the side ones are maybe 6 inches.

Patrick, 4x4's probably would work o.k., but I wanted to be totally sure it would be sturdy enough. Probably overkill, but oh well. 4x4's would be cheaper...
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Old 06-07-2007, 01:02 PM   #7
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Tim,

What size lag bolt did you use to secure the 2 x 4 to the studs and the flange to the 2 x 4?

Thanks again.

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Old 06-08-2007, 06:02 AM   #8
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William, that's a good question. I don't actually know, I just had some that I had bought for another project and I used them. The holes in the flange will only accomodate just so big of a bolt; some of what I had on hand worked and others were too big.
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Old 06-08-2007, 08:04 PM   #9
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How long are the uprights on the squat rack? I'm not sure how much lower than shoulder height I should make them.
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Old 06-09-2007, 05:52 AM   #10
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They're 5 feet (I'm 6'2"). That puts the bar at about a centimeter or 2 above my armpits. When I stand up with the bar it easily clears the uprights.
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