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Old 01-20-2007, 04:01 PM   #11
Michael Leach
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a guy I work with made a set of pvc parallettes and was doing pushups when one of them 'exploded'. he came down on his hand pretty good, but he was ok. i wouldn't even want to imagine if someone was doing handstand work when that happened. yikes!

however, he found out a couple days later that his 2 year old was taking them apart and putting them back together while he was at work.

regardless, i'm not taking my chances. i used pvc cleaner and pvc cement when i made mine. i made 2 sets as well, one set for home and one set for work.
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:44 PM   #12
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use pvc cement. period. Lewis' idea works for portability but if you aren't planning on taking them to the park, then glue everything.
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Old 01-21-2007, 12:58 AM   #13
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Glued mine. Not taking any chances of busting my head on concrete.
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:12 AM   #14
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There is an alternative to the pvc route. On the Capital Crossfit site, there was a clip showing the progress their making towards opening day.
On the clip, Pierre is doing handstands off a wooden parallette.
Basically, 2 triangular shapes for end pieces & a dowel connecting. I couldn't tell what type of fastener was used.
Perhaps someone more handy than I will understand the description & provide construction plans.
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:59 PM   #15
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Does anybody know how to take them apart? I was putting a pair together today and the cement dried before I could get the ends squared and now they are crooked. I tried like heck to tear them back apart or to twist them so they were straight, but to no avail. Now I have a crooked parallette. :-( Any ideas on how to get them apart would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old 01-21-2007, 08:29 PM   #16
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I went with the steel pipe method. Absolutely unbreakable. 5'11" 240.

A little tall, but I could easily rearrange the pieces and make them shorter.

http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/35779.jpg
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:43 AM   #17
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hey Keith, you're probably going to have to cut them and re-do it.
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Old 01-22-2007, 10:46 AM   #18
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Keith,

if it's glued,

you're screwed...

cut it apart and salvage what you can. then start again
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