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Old 11-01-2007, 07:21 AM   #1
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pullup bar/barbell rack combo

So I'm moving in a few days to a new house where I actually have room to build some things to hang off of.
Here's my idea, tell me what you think.
I was thinking of planting two 6X6's in the ground, tall enough to put a pullup bar across the top to do pullups and hang rings from, with the posts close enough together to put something on the posts to rack a bar at shoulder height (I would put my lifting platform on the ground in front of the posts), and at the top of the post on one side I want to put a plywood backboard for wallball.
Does this sound reasonable considering the loads put on the posts?
Also, I'm not sure what would be the best thing to attach to the post to rack a bar with.
Thanks!
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:52 AM   #2
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Re: pullup bar/barbell rack combo

What is the longest 6x6 you have found? Sounds like you need at least 12 footers to include the 3-4 feet in the ground and high enough for a wall ball target You could bolt more boards onto one side of the posts to fashion a place to set a bar, picture 2 3foot 2x6's on top of one another with the one next to the 6x6 slightly lower. 3 feet allows for plenty of bolts and friction.
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:34 AM   #3
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Re: pullup bar/barbell rack combo

I can get 6X6's up to 16 feet. I was thinking about 14's, with 36-40" in the ground. If I have to brace back I can.
I guess the part I don't know about is what would be a safe and structurally sound means of racking a loaded bar on the posts.
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