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Building a Dip Station
Old Wed, February 28th, 2007, 04:08 PM   #1
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Ok so my buddy works at a machine shop and has lots of free time so he builds stuff. I asked him if he would build me a dip station and he is going to so I drew up the design I want but have a couple questions.

How far apart should the grips be? Keep in mind I will be doing both tricep dips and chest dips on this. So should I have him make it with a grip like this / \ or just parallel?

How high should I make it?
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Ok so my buddy works at a machine shop and has lots of free time so he builds stuff. I asked him if he would build me a dip station and he is going to so I drew up the design I want but have a couple questions.

How far apart should the grips be? Keep in mind I will be doing both tricep dips and chest dips on this. So should I have him make it with a grip like this / \ or just parallel?

How high should I make it?
53''H x 27''W x 38''L , this is the measurements for a body solid model.

Google your title and you will see tons of versions, commercial and home made.
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If you're building for yourself wouldn't it make more sense to build something that fits you rather then something more generic?

Exact measurements will depend on your height etc.
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Old Thu, March 1st, 2007, 10:00 AM   #4
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I just built mine out of threaded pipe (Home Depot version).
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If you have a choice, I wouldn't go with a set of parallel bars. They're just too limiting as far as hand positioning.
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I made mine with a 21.5" center to center distance....that's what feels right to me.
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good suggestions thanks guys
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Would it be possible in your design to make it adjustable?
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Would it be possible in your design to make it adjustable?
adjustable how? like the grip width or height or something?
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adjustable how? like the grip width or height or something?

Despite what I said in my post above - the one I made is actually adjustable in grip width
It's not difficult - I'll try to get my act together & take a few pictures to post (not the first time I've promised this unforturnately )
You'll need some 11 gauge 2x2 and 1.75x1.75 inch square tubing
Stick with 11 gauge and the 1.75" should slide nicely inside of the 2 inch..........
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adjustable how? like the grip width or height or something?
\ / Which is one of the reasons why I prefer Powertec's Rack over Body Solids.
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