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I want to ask if anyone has an idea where I can get this, before I re-invent it.

I need a 3/4" diameter X 22" spreader bar. with threaded bore on each end, to span a 24" space.
Ideally this will support at least 300# , without flexing, bending, or failing.

Picture a shower curtain rod, where you screw one end to expand the rod to span the space.

I bought an inversion table, and the first attempt to use it, the lousy 3/8" limiter rod (mild steel), bent and I flipped totally upside down, :vs_mad:

Sheer brute strength, aided by adrenalin, and I was back upright, but not before vertigo set in.

So I am seeking a stronger bigger bar to span the space.

Anyone in their many experiences ever encountered something ready made to fill this need?

A 3/4" expandable bar to fill a 24" space.

Already made, I can get something fabricated at a machine shop, but at a great cost.

THANK YOU, for your attention.

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2 pieces of ready rod with a joining nut with extra nuts to lock it in place.
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What about a heavy wall steel tubing 3/8" ID with ends threaded for ready rods.
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Ain't 3/8" ready rod, just as weak as 3/8" solid rod?

The solid rod that was in it, bowed severely, and fell out, and I flipped up-side down, scared the ,#$, Out of me, and I was thinking great, I die here like a side of beef.

Does the ready rod, get any bigger?

The pipe wouldn't need to be threaded the ready rod would fit in side with nuts to adjust them out and they don't need to very long at all.

Ready rods come in all sizes up to an inch or more, you could just grind the end down to fit the 3/8 receiver.
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