Step 1: Required Equipment
> Mutli extendable ladder
> Stud finder
> silicon gel
> 19V powerdrill
> Appropriate sized Drill Bits, hex driver bit, and socket kit.
> tire iron (for final tightening of pipe fittings)
> 2x4 board (>3')
> 48" x 1" steel pole
> 2 x 18" x 3/4" steel poles
> 3 x reducing elbows (1" to 3/4")
> Angle Iron 2 x 12" and 2 x 24"
> 3/4" flange
> 1/4" bolts
> 5.5" lag bolts
> 3/4" ring clamps.
Step 2: PreWork
Step 3: Paint and Prefitting.
I also prefit the small steel bars and applied silica gel to the threads to stave off oxidation.
Step 4: Affixing the First Anchor to the Ceiling.
Word of warning (because I goofed a bit here) my drill bit was a bit short and did not fully drive deeply enough into the rafter. I had to muscle the hex lag bolts the last of the way because my adorable little 19V powerdrill did not have the Oomph necessary to finish the job. Luckily, I had my socket driver, and with a little elbow grease, i got them to seat nicely. Also, the pictures don't show this, but I feel I should mention, each of the lag bolts was seated with a washer so that it would really hold the flange and the 2x4 onto the rafter.
Additionally, after the initial seating, I went back and added several alternating pattern deep length deck screws to support the lag bolts and to improve overall stability of the ceiling anchor.
Once the anchor was in place, I seated the first steel pole into it to get the distance for the second anchor. A shoutout should be made to my lovely assistant who recommended using an angle to the other rafter for ease of installation.
Step 5: Second Anchor
Note, in order to get the bar to come together, the second anchor has to be install AFTER you attach the pull up bar to the vertical 3/4" bar (Not before; he said with a small amount of sheepishness).
Once together, I did a weight check. Nice and strong, but still required one more part of the assembly before any workout could happen.
Step 6: Bracing and Completion
the Angle Iron was attached to neighboring rafters and attached to the verticle bracers with 3/4" ring clamps.
The addition of these bracers reduces movement from side to side and improves the overall unit utility.
The angle iron required a bit of clipping with some tin snips, but once cut properly could be easily bolted into place.
Completed! Though now I'm too tired to do any pull ups right now.
Thanks for reading.