Outdoor Pull Up Bar Installation

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How to Install an Outdoor Pull Up Bar

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Before You Start Building Your Outdoor Pull Up Bar: Work out the the Perfect Bar Height.

Cut the post to the correct height. You can either cut it at an angle so that any rain on the top of the post runs away OR simply cut and use this end to go in the ground…Especially IF you don’t make a very neat cut!

Please see the following installation PDF for a guide to measuring the post height for your pull up bars.

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Please note that theses instructions are meant as a guideline. Your requirements may vary depending on ground structure. If you are unsure, please consult a reputable builder. Erecting your pull up bar is easier with two people. On average, allow 1 hour per post. The finished height will depend on the person using the bar.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1410″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×300″][vc_column_text]STEP 1: Decide on your placement of the pull up bar by laying it out on the ground. If positioning in grass, use a
spade to cut a 250 – 300mm square in the location of the first post. Remove the grass and place to the side. You can
re-use the grass later for a neat job. Keep out of the sun and well watered.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1412″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×300″][vc_column_text]STEP 2: Dig you first hole. We recommend each hole is 900mm minimum in depth depending on the ground. KEEP your hole nice and narrow especially if the ground is hard. For added stability taper the hole so that it is narrow at the bottom and larger at the top.
Position your 1st post in place to check that it is at the correct depth and allows enough space around the post for the post mix. Note: the softer the ground and the way in which you plan to use the bar will determine the dimensions of your hole. In most cases 250 – 300mm is sufficient.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1414″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×300″][vc_column_text]STEP 3: Put a few stones or gravel in the bottom of your hole to allow for drainage. Place your post in the centre of
the hole with the pull up bar on the ground touching the bottom of the post. There are two main things you now
need to check:
a) Place the bar up against the post and make sure that (IF) attached, the bar would be running in a line that will
meet where you want the next post.
b)Using a spirit level check the vertical level on 2 x adjacent sides of the post. DO NOT ONLY check the vertical level
of a post on one side.
Once the above is correct, fill the hole approximately half way up with water. Pour in a bag of postmix and use a
piece of wood to tamp down the post mix. For a stronger mix, throw in approximately 5 fist sized bits of brick, stone
or rubble (it is not compulsory – good in soft ground). The post will feel more secure at this point. Check your
levels and fill the hole with further bags of postcrete. You may need to add more water either before, after or at the
same time (it’s not rocket science). Again add in a few more bits of rubble if you have any as you do this and then
tamp down. Leave a few inches (75mm at the top to re-lay your grass)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1415″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×300″][vc_column_text]STEP 4: With the bar in position on the ground complete STEP 1 to STEP 2 to prepare your next hole.

At this stage you may need a string line. Run it along the post you have just put in and over the top of where your next hole will be. This helps you to get the next post in following a perfectly straight line.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1416″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×300″][vc_column_text]STEP 5: With the bar in position on the ground, place the post in the 2nd hole and use a spirit level to check the post height is the same as your first post. You may need a step ladder for this. If your spirit level is not long enough to span between the two posts then place it on top of a straight piece of wood.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1418″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×300″][vc_column_text]STEP 6: Once your height is correct, follow STEP 3. Note: making sure that the bar is tight in between the two posts (on the floor). Providing that your vertical level is correct, the distance at the bottom will be exactly the same as the distance between the posts at the top. You can choose to let the posts set for 24hrs before attaching the bar. OR,
you can attach the bar straight away. NOTE: some posts can often be slightly bowed. DO NOT WORRY. You may need to pull the top of the post in or push out to get the bar in place. You can be pretty rough![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=”” el_id=””][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1417″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×300″][vc_column_text]STEP 7: You can place the bar as high or as low down the posts as you require. The following is a recommendation: Starting at the top of your first post, draw a vertical line approximately 300mm in length down the centre. Mark between 50mm and 100mm from the top and draw a horizontal line. This is where the top of the bracket will be placed.

Place the centre of the bracket down the centre line on your post. Use a pencil to mark the holes required for drilling. Next, using a 4mm drill bit, drill your PILOT holes (just a small hole).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1306″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”300×300″][vc_column_text]STEP 8: With a spanner or socket wrench, screw your pull up bar to the post using the 50mm coach screws. Ideally, you will need someone at the other end of the bar to support it.

It is easier to fit the top coach screw first and move to the other post before fixing the bottom ones. Once in place, move to the second post and repeat the process. Use a spirit level to double check that your bar is horizontal before drilling.

NOTE: if your posts are exactly level then a measurement is all that is required. Fix all four coach screws and washers in place.

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