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Post  Buster on Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:08 am

Hi

This is going back a bit but I'm sure I posted about building a pull up station come punchbag hanger upper using timber posts and some sort of pipe,however for the life of me I can't remember the type of pipe you mentioned,does this ring a bell??

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Post  Nick Hughes on Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:44 pm

Mate,

It was just the stuff you buy at the local hardware store. I think it's roughly an inch, maybe an inch and a half, in diameter. They'll cut it to the length you want.

I did another version later where I had a carpenter mate stick a rough framework up on the side of the house and I ran the rod through it. Way easier than digging big holes and sinking 4x4 in the ground.

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Post  Buster on Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:43 pm

Just trying to figure out what to ask the DIY place for? There seems to be a few types and don't want it snapping with me swinging in it! I'll hopefully find a knowledgeable guy in the store to guide me,I'll tell him an inch in diameter.

Wasn't keen on digging holes myself, had an idea of concreteing posts into large buckets with a bar running between them was going to then secure the two posts with more timber to an existing fence structure that is partially concreted,hoping this will be sturdy enough.

Was trying to source scaffold instead if timber but this is proving problematic,hopefully get pics up of the build soon

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Post  Buster on Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:12 am

Nick my project is all done,if you go to my blog
nothingwithoutstruggleblogspot.com it's under the diy heading

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Post  Buster on Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:37 am

My Mum the diamond she is came across a punchbag complete with chains and in very good nick for a 10, brilliant i thought and happily accepted said punchbag and then panicked as i had no where to hang it, my neighbour is a scaffolder by trade so i was hoping to maybe pick up scaffold pipe from him or one of his sources turns out this seems bloody hard to do so my idea of creating an all steel frame went out the window.

My next idea and the one im currently using is 2 4x4 posts 8ft in length dug 1.5 feet into the ground and postcreted, with hindsight a 10 foot length would have better but again i was having trouble sourcing them, i mucked up my measurements and put my intial holes at six inches from the top which was the right height for a ten year old to hit a bag but useless for me, the next holes where 2 inches i believe from the top using a 32 mm spade bit, there was a massive knot in one of the posts and the spade bit dug through to the top of the posts so i ended up just sawing the top of the holes so the bar just drops in rather than been threaded through, a post cap is going to be added to keep water out of the holes and im trying to source some rubber mattin gut to the size of the holes and then glued in place to save wear and tear where the bar
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Post  Buster on Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:39 am

meets the wood.

Because i couldn't get the height i needed i have had to take the chains of the bag and i plan on digging betwen the posts to give me the height i need, the holse will be filled with gravel for drainage and then a wooden platform will be on top of it.

The posts are quite heavily braced and seem to be doing the job so far, the bar used intially was a stripped down olympic bar but i have since found a metal fabricator who sold me a six foot length of handrail for a tenner and it seems solid enough.

http://photos.orange.co.uk/album/2056058401

Probaly missed something out here will post again later

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Post  Nick Hughes on Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:29 pm

Good job mate,

That should last a millennium. Very Happy

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