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cakes 04-09-2013 05:34 PM

diy fitness pole...
hey everybody im working on a small project at home its a fitness/strip pole for my living room. I got the pole down pack but i've just notice that my ceiling is on a slant??? this has poked a big hole in my progress and after moving the pole to 10 different locations i give up...
is there something i can do to even a part of the ceiling out
or put between the dome of the pole and the ceiling or
mount on the ceiling to make it level?
see part of the dome of the pole is about 3-4 inches and the other part is 1-2 inches
what should i do? someone please help i really want to test out my skills/fitness...

Seattle2k 04-09-2013 05:40 PM

Once this is complete, please post back with some video demonstrating how well it works.

joecaption 04-09-2013 05:59 PM

Hope your good at sheetrock repairs.
Without being able to get in behind the sheetrock to add a backer to attach this to is going to fail.
Got a picture of this pole?
Just when you thought you heard it all.

Seattle2k 04-09-2013 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1155638)
Hope your good at sheetrock repairs.
Without being able to get in behind the sheetrock to add a backer to attach this to is going to fail.

Unless it's designed to attach to a ceiling joist. A picture of the pole and its mount would help.

By chance is this post related to this one?

cakes 04-09-2013 06:46 PM

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hey thanks for all the quick replies guys
im fimilar with sheetrock i dont know if i could unless i had really clear instructions but i'll try anything at this point
no im not fat lol (122lbs.)
and i attached a couple of pics hope this helps...
1st pic is the whole pole
2nd pic top of the pole(dome)
3rd pic bottom the pole(base)
rest of the pics are the dome up close with and w/o cover

cakes 04-09-2013 06:54 PM

i dont plan on keeping it there i just put it there for the moment
helpful tips plz

cakes 04-09-2013 06:56 PM

not related to the mirror post although it sounds like a cool idea.... but no pole first lol

funfool 04-09-2013 08:01 PM

It is obvious, you will need a professional handyman for the project.
Is very important that the top of the post is anchored for safety.
Is also a angled ceiling so it is not difficult, but again, someone that knows what they are doing.

Again you say is not the exact position for the pole.
May have to try it in a few locations to actually get it installed properly where you want it.
If only I was a handyman in Australia :whistling2:

woodworkbykirk 04-09-2013 08:57 PM

it either needs to be anchored to a joist or you need to open up the ceiling and install cross blocking on its flat between the joists

Windows on Wash 04-09-2013 10:33 PM


Originally Posted by Seattle2k (Post 1155617)
Once this is complete, please post back with some video demonstrating how well it works.


That thing better be tied into structure and it probably isn't a bad idea to pull down some drywall and install blockers to tie the joist together a bit better.

ddawg16 04-10-2013 12:51 AM

Here is a good example of what happens if the pole is not properly attached. In fact, your pole looks exactly like the one in this video.

Windows on Wash 04-10-2013 03:25 AM

Its okay to laugh at it when it is an advertisement.

r0ckstarr 04-10-2013 06:41 AM

How much of a slant does your ceiling have? When you say "slant", I think of this:

Do you have a picture showing where you would like to mount the pole?

cakes 04-10-2013 04:25 PM

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okay heres a pic of the ceiling on what i call a slant
and one of me ...I'M NOT :censored: FAT lol
im after do-able ideas guys please is there something i can put between the ceiling and dome or attach to the ceiling or ?
i dont want to knock my ceiling down i really dont

ddawg16 04-10-2013 04:40 PM

The problem you have is that the pole depends on friction to hold the top....on a drywalled ceiling...not a whole lot of friction. Additionally, as you crank up the cup against the ceiling, it pushes it up and most likely deforms the ceiling a little.

I think the only thing your going to be able to do is make a round disk about 3/4" thick that would fit just inside the upper cone.

You then screw this to your ceiling centered on a ceiling joist.

Then when you want to use the pole...put it up with the upper cone covering the disk. The disk should prevent the top from moving.

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