At home pull up bars.

  • HPgeek934

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    Apr 24, 2014 3:13 PM GMT
    So, I wanna buy a pull up for apartment, but the problem I'm running into is that all the units I'm seeing that you hang onto the door frame are made for doors that have clearance on both sides (not on the corner of a wall) and swing in. I have 8 doors in my apartment and all of them either swing out or are in the corner. Are there any alternatives I can consider? I don't want to start drilling holes in my walls or ceiling so I am hoping there is another route I can take. Thanks guys!
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    Apr 24, 2014 4:42 PM GMT
    Do you have any tree branches outside or anything? My pull-up bar works just fine inside but I do not have the same issue as you. I can't think of any other alternative besides tree branches or playground equipment.
  • LJay

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    Apr 24, 2014 5:10 PM GMT
    When I lived in Florida, we had a bar that you could pull up and order at drink in your car. Dewar's and soda in a plastic cup! Very convenient.

    As for the kind of bar you are talking about, get brackets that you can securely screw into the insides of the door frame and a sturdy metal pipe to stretch between them. When you move you you can simply unscrew it and patch the holes with a little putty.
  • HPgeek934

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    Apr 24, 2014 6:10 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidDo you have any tree branches outside or anything? My pull-up bar works just fine inside but I do not have the same issue as you. I can't think of any other alternative besides tree branches or playground equipment.


    Literally nothing near my complex that can do that lol. I wasn't sure if maybe there was a product that worked for people with doors like mine, but it seems that there really isn't.
  • HPgeek934

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    Apr 24, 2014 6:11 PM GMT
    LJay saidAs for the kind of bar you are talking about, get brackets that you can securely screw into the insides of the door frame and a sturdy metal pipe to stretch between them. When you move you you can simply unscrew it and patch the holes with a little putty.


    I didn't think of that. I own the apt so I'm not worried about the holes in the inside door frames. When I get home I'll see if that is doable. Thanks!
  • LJay

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    Apr 24, 2014 6:33 PM GMT
    You could get a plumber to set up a pair of flanges and a pipe to fit the door. Heavy duty!
  • HPgeek934

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    Apr 24, 2014 6:59 PM GMT
    LJay saidYou could get a plumber to set up a pair of flanges and a pipe to fit the door. Heavy duty!


    English please? Lol
  • LJay

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    Apr 24, 2014 7:31 PM GMT
    Talk to the plumber or a good hardware store that stock pipe and fittings. They will know.

    Flanges are just the round things that you screw pipe into and have a wide 'base' that has screw holes (usually four)drilled in it. You will recognize it all once you see it. Just get good long screws and pre-drill so that they fit properly. The rig will be plenty strong if you do it right and use all the screw holes.
  • FRE0

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    Apr 24, 2014 7:57 PM GMT
    You could locate the ceiling beams and screw very strong hooks into them. Then get a pipe of appropriate length, instal eye bolts on the pipe, and using chain, connect the eye bolts on the pipe to the ceiling hooks. That's what I did in my laundry room.
  • HPgeek934

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    Apr 24, 2014 7:58 PM GMT
    FRE0 saidYou could locate the ceiling beams and screw very strong hooks into them. Then get a pipe of appropriate length, instal eye bolts on the pipe, and using chain, connect the eye bolts on the pipe to the ceiling hooks. That's what I did in my laundry room.


    I don't want to screw things into my walls or ceiling lol
  • BAHBAA

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    Apr 25, 2014 12:53 AM GMT
    I have the "perfect pull-up" and my doorway is in a corner, as long as theres a door jam you should be fine.

    if not what about something like this

    http://www.sears.com/xmark-power-tower-with-pull-up-station-xm/p-00656465000P?sid=IDx01192011x000001&kpid=00656465000&kispla=00656465000P
  • FRE0

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    Apr 25, 2014 5:15 AM GMT
    HPgeek934 said
    FRE0 saidYou could locate the ceiling beams and screw very strong hooks into them. Then get a pipe of appropriate length, instal eye bolts on the pipe, and using chain, connect the eye bolts on the pipe to the ceiling hooks. That's what I did in my laundry room.


    I don't want to screw things into my walls or ceiling lol


    The holes in the ceiling would not be very large and at a later date could easily be filled in.

    Your alternatives are limited. You could have a floor-standing contraption built or build it yourself. It could be either wood or pipe. However, it would take up significant floor space if it is large enough to eliminate the possibility of falling over.
  • Rene_Aensland

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    Apr 25, 2014 5:25 AM GMT
    I have a pullup bar.
    And it's amazing!

    You can do situps, and pullups, a lot of workouts.
    =]

    I <3 mine. xD
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    Apr 25, 2014 5:44 AM GMT
    In the past, I've gotten the pullup bars that you drill into the the doorway. Those are really stable. But kinda limiting, in that you can't grip the bar wider than the width of your door.

    Now that I have a place of my own, I'm either going to build a pull up station in my backyard kinda like what you see at parks. Or I'm just going to get some galvanized pipes and flanges and screw it to my garage wall or rafters.

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    May 04, 2014 7:13 PM GMT
    I was also looking for a pull up bar but I opted in the short term for this tower:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002Y2SUU4/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    It's not as stable obviously but it didn't really budge when I used it normally.
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    May 04, 2014 8:17 PM GMT
    I'm wondering if a pull up bar could be made from pvc pipe. Make the base a rectangle and on the two sides in the middle have T joints pointing up for the vertical bars. Then for the cross bar drill holes in the two vertical bars and slide in a metal bar. Obviously the pvc pipes would have to be hefty but it comes in various diameters.

    There are many places on the web that show how to make stuff with it; you just cut it to the right length and use glue to hold the pieces together with corner joints. For a pull up bar I'm guessing that the glue wouldn't be sufficient.

    I made a thing to put my clothes hangers on in the garage for the clothes coming out of the dryer.
  • Import

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    May 09, 2014 7:45 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidDo you have any tree branches outside or anything? My pull-up bar works just fine inside but I do not have the same issue as you. I can't think of any other alternative besides tree branches or playground equipment.


    haha i use tree branches and they are awesome.

    I usually run almost everyday and there is this tree that has 2 branches perfectly aligned to do pull-ups on. I now love that tree and consider it my work-out buddy. This tree provides me with shade and a free pull-up bar. I love you, tree.