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I am trying to accomplish something simple but am not sure how to do it. I have two columns in my basement and I want to hang a pipe across them so I can do pull-ups.

Is there some kind hardware I could use to accomplish this? I don't care so much about the aesthetics. I just want the bar (pipe) to be rock solid so that it can support a couple hundred pounds when I'm exercising.

Any help would be appreciated. Obviously I don't want to drill into the columns.
 

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I assume the lally columns hold up a beam. I would recommend attaching the bar to the wood beam, easier and less likely to cause structural issues. Bolting through a lally column is possible, but much harder than attaching to a wood beam.
 

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I assume the lally columns hold up a beam. I would recommend attaching the bar to the wood beam, easier and less likely to cause structural issues. Bolting through a lally column is possible, but much harder than attaching to a wood beam.
Unfortunately, the ceiling is finished, and I thought I'd ask to see if anybody had ideas permitting a clamp or whatever, to be attached to the column.
 

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http://i00.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/107429742/Strap_Clamps.jpg
http://www.deadnutson.com/i/Fasteners/FHA30711_Exhaust_Clamps.jpg
http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6561473-0-large.jpg

Something like these with the right hardware & pipe will work...There are plenty of other types of pipe clamps that will serve a dual purpose of clamping and supporting. Try trolling around the piping sections of your local hardware store and see what you find.
That last link is just the sort of thing I'm looking for. That kind of setup with a clamp around the bottom piece for added support would do the trick. I'll take a walk around the plumbing section at Ace and see if there is anything I can find. Thank you.
 

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you can use a door chin up bar like this:


or something like this:


you can build your own:


build your one like this and put it in the garage:
Yes, thanks. I am aware of many different alternatives, but for a variety of reasons the most appealing one is to use the columns, if possible, to support the bar.
 
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