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soccerguy



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PostSubject: parallel bars    parallel bars  EmptyWed Dec 26, 2012 4:19 pm

Would it be possible to make some out of 4 x 4's, 2 x 4's and metal pipe that I could put in my room and take outside out ?
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PostSubject: Re: parallel bars    parallel bars  EmptyTue Jan 01, 2013 4:09 pm

Possible? Yes... easy? Maybe ... getting it sturdy enough would be the challenge...

(As a point of reference, by parallel bars are made from scaffolding and sunk 3' underground with about 700kg of concrete...)

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PostSubject: Re: parallel bars    parallel bars  EmptyThu Jan 03, 2013 11:54 am

I was thinking something sorta like this but not exactly. I want something I can keep in my room.



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PostSubject: Re: parallel bars    parallel bars  EmptyThu Jan 03, 2013 3:14 pm

sorry for my horrible handwriting Sad


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PostSubject: Re: parallel bars    parallel bars  EmptyThu Jan 03, 2013 4:51 pm

Has potential, you may want a thicker bar than 1" but that's more personal preference.

Also watch out when measuring the inner side/support legs. You want to make sure you have the right gap for you and aren't forced out too wide :-) .

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PostSubject: Re: parallel bars    parallel bars  EmptyMon Jan 14, 2013 1:46 am

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PostSubject: Re: parallel bars    parallel bars  EmptyMon Jan 14, 2013 2:16 am

I made some out of 2" pvc pipes. I can put them in my car, use them inside and outside. Not that cheap to make though. About 200$ here in Canada, anyways.

You can see them in this clip from 1:00 on:

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PostSubject: Re: parallel bars    parallel bars  EmptySun Jan 20, 2013 11:30 pm

I never thought of making some dip bars for my house out of pvc. Guess I was always worried they would break!
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