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    where could i get this

    anyone know any online place I can get just a wide grip pull up bar?

    I have been looking and cant find any on ebay or anything like that

    I am building a home gym and I have most of the other equipment I just want the bar so I could hook it to a beam in my house to do some on

    thanks guys

    Carl

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    Your local Home Depo or plumber's supply company. Just get a 4' or 5' pipe, bend the ends to whatever angle you want, and bolt it to whatever, and there you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tock
    Your local Home Depo or plumber's supply company. Just get a 4' or 5' pipe, bend the ends to whatever angle you want, and bolt it to whatever, and there you go.
    Threaded steel pipe would probably do a real nice job. My friend had a chin-up bar made of threaded steel pipe, 2 90° fittings, and 2 flange fittings bolted into a support beam... worked like a charm.

    Any plumbing supply or hadware store will have this stuff from fractions of inches to 2-3 inches in diameter.

    Pipes and nipples


    Angled fittings


    And this stuff is generally cheap...

    Just the MacGuiver in me chiming in with his 2 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Ketchup
    Threaded steel pipe would probably do a real nice job. My friend had a chin-up bar made of threaded steel pipe, 2 90° fittings, and 2 flange fittings bolted into a support beam... worked like a charm.

    Any plumbing supply or hadware store will have this stuff from fractions of inches to 2-3 inches in diameter.

    Pipes and nipples


    Angled fittings


    And this stuff is generally cheap...

    Just the MacGuiver in me chiming in with his 2 cents

    Red

    what diameter did he choose
    and how the hell is it attached to the beam?
    maybe you can somehow describe it for me

    thanks

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    I'll bet that if you went to a Home Depo and told a salesguy there what you wanted (maybe draw a picture of a chin-up bar) he'd be thrilled to figure out exactly what you need. Most of the guys there are like that -- very knowledgable and helpful.

    If it was me, though, putting a chin bar on a wood beam, I might use a couple of heavy-duty screw-in hooks they used to hold bicycles off the floor in garages, then put the bar across those . . . like this:
    /===?========?====\
    / \

    Another simple approach would be a couple of long U-bolts like this (side view):

    | wood |
    ==||========||==\
    | | |
    ==||========||==/
    | beam |

    and put the bar ^
    in right here |


    There's lots of ways to do this . . . your Home Depo guy should be able to help . . .

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