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How to build a simple outdoor pull up bar?

kylevuong
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How to build a simple outdoor pull up bar?

Hi guys, I'm first time user here. 

During the lock down my local gym was closed and so as the playground. Therefore I would like to ask about building a simple pull up bar for outdoor use. It looks pretty simple and I think I can do it myself however I'm not sure if I can get all the materials at Bunnings? 

Basically I will need:

 

2 x 2.7-3 metre wooden post

1 x 2 metre solid steel bar (34-35mm diameter)

Concrete mix

 

Can you guys let me know if I can have the posts and solid steel bar at Bunnings at these specs? and is there anything else I need to notice before building one? Thanks a lot for your help and stay safe everyone.

 

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Jason
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Re: How to build a simple outdoor pull up bar?

Hi @kylevuong and a warm welcome to the Bunnings Workshop Community. It's fantastic to have you join us and we're confident that you'll get plenty of helpful information, advice and inspiration for all your projects from our clever and creative members. 

 

Let me tag a few helpful members in @JDE, @rattle, @ProjectPete and @DIYology to see how they might go about tackling this interesting D.I.Y. project. 

 

I'm sure @MitchellMc will also be keen to help with product suggestions when he is back on the site on Friday. Thanks for your patience in the meantime. 

 

Jason

 

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lombardj
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Re: How to build a simple outdoor pull up bar?

Was there any further updates to this? I'm also keen to find out more... Thanks

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MitchellMc
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Re: How to build a simple outdoor pull up bar?

Hi @kylevuong,

 

I seem to have missed your question and I sincerely apologise for the delay in my reply,

 

I've had a look at our range and unfortunately, we do not stock solid steel bar. We do have ARC 2.4m 32NB Galvanised Steel Pipe but it is hollow. This might be suitable if your intended width was around the one-meter mark, though I could see it flexing over larger distances.

 

We have the 88 x 88mm 3.0m Premium Wrapped Pine Treated F7 KD H4 DAR and concrete mix available.

 

Please let me know if you need further assistance or had questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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MitchellMc
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Re: How to build a simple outdoor pull up bar?

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @lombardj. It's great to have you join us and many thanks for your question.

 

I've now updated the discussion with my response to @kylevuong. As mentioned we do not carry solid steel bar in those thicknesses. An alternative would be to use the hollow bar but consideration would need to be given as to how flexible it is.

 

We look forward to hearing about the projects you have going on around your house and garden and would encourage you to let us know anytime you need assistance or have something to share. I trust you'll find loads of inspiration within the community as our creative members are posting their projects here every day.

 

Please let me know if you need further assistance or had any questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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Rancy
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Re: How to build a simple outdoor pull up bar?

Hi Michelle, I also would like to build pull up bar at the backyard. Is there anyone, who can visit site to see how to install it. So that I can organise to cover with concrete on the floor to make it stronger.I have attached the sample picture FYI. Sarayu

 

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Jason
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Re: How to build a simple outdoor pull up bar?

Hi @Rancy,

 

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. We're so pleased to have you join us and trust that you'll get loads of helpful advice and inspiration from all our clever and creative Workshop community members. Please don't hesitate to post anytime you need a hand.

 

Apologies that this post got caught in our automatic spam filter. Please note I've removed your phone number from your post to protect your privacy. 

 

Workshop is primarily a D.I.Y. community and our members share advice and experience about how to build things themselves. We'd love to help you achieve this project build. Let me tag our resident Bunnings D.I.Y. expert @EricL who should be able to assist when he is back on the site on Friday. (His colleague @MitchellMc who has assisted others in this discussion is currently on leave following the birth of his son.)

 

If you believe that the project is beyond your capabilities and want to find a tradesperson to tackle the build for you, we would recommend trying a site like Airtasker or Homepages instead. 

 

All the best,

 

Jason

 

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EricL
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Re: How to build a simple outdoor pull up bar?

Hello @Rancy

 

Thank you for sharing your question about how to install your pull-up bar.

 

If your pull-up bar is brand new did it come with instructions? It will probably have recommendations of how big and deep to dig for the post. If it didn't, it might have an indicator on the side of the post on far it must be buried. However, if they didn't come with any instructions or markers, I suggest engaging the services of a handy person to help you install it. My colleague @Jason suggestion of Airtasker or Hipages is a good place to start.

 

If you need more assistance or advice, please let us know.

 

Eric

 

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