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Building a Dip Station

Discussion in 'Gym Equipment' started by needachange, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. needachange

    needachange Active Member

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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?
     
  2. RTE

    RTE Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. Robert2006

    Robert2006 Active Member

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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.
     
  4. Gordo

    Gordo Well-Known Member

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    I just built mine out of threaded pipe (Home Depot version). :)
     
  5. Kino

    Kino Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  6. RDR

    RDR Well-Known Member

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    I made mine with a 21.5" center to center distance....that's what feels right to me.
     
  7. needachange

    needachange Active Member

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    good suggestions thanks guys:tu:
     
  8. darksleeper25

    darksleeper25 Active Member

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    Would it be possible in your design to make it adjustable?
     
  9. needachange

    needachange Active Member

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    adjustable how? like the grip width or height or something?
     
  10. RDR

    RDR Well-Known Member

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    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 :whistle: )
    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..........
     
  11. Kino

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    \ / Which is one of the reasons why I prefer Powertec's Rack over Body Solids.
     

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