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DIY Pull-up bar?

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 11:00 am
by marc
Has anyone here made their own pull-up bar? I am starting simplefit and right now am using an exposed beam in my garage but it isn't very sturdy. Does anyone know a way to make an inexpensive bar, all the ones I've seen online are either expensive, or the kind that go in a doorway, which I do not want since I would like to be able to do muscle-ups on it and the doorways don't have enough clearance. Any help would be awesome!

Thanks,
Marc

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 12:53 pm
by Admin

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 6:24 am
by scumdogg
I made my pullup bar out of 3/4" galvanized pipe that I picked up at Home Depot. I bought a 4 foot straight piece, 2 90-degree elbows, 2 3" extenders and 2 flanges and it cost me about $30 Canadian. I attached it to a 2x4 that I'd laid across the tops of the exposed rafters in my back screened-in porch. I ended up wrapping some hockey tape around the bar to improve the grip. It works great.

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 11:13 am
by splint
scumdogg wrote:I made my pullup bar out of 3/4" galvanized pipe that I picked up at Home Depot. I bought a 4 foot straight piece, 2 90-degree elbows, 2 3" extenders and 2 flanges and it cost me about $30 Canadian. I attached it to a 2x4 that I'd laid across the tops of the exposed rafters in my back screened-in porch. I ended up wrapping some hockey tape around the bar to improve the grip. It works great.


That's basically what I did. Go to Home Depot and find the tinker toys for big kids.

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2008 6:26 pm
by changeup
You crack me up splint!