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Hey waltzngmatlda.   Chin up bar huh! Wow, I don't think I could do 1 chin up properly. I can swim, bike and run like nobody's business, but no chinups. I think I would listen to your friend on this one, because a chinup bar would put extreme pressure on the wall and over a short period of time it would wallow out the screw holes and possibly put stress fractures on the wall. A brick wall is not designed for structural support as much as it is for looks. It is a facing with a wood wall behind it used for structural support, unless it is cinder block. Even then cinder block is very strong with load bearing down on it but not so much with load pulling out on it.   What I would do is to get 4x4x10s and sink them 2 or 2.5 foot into the ground (depending on your height) and concreting them in, making sure they were level and even and about 5 foot apart. Next I would get a 1.5 inch piece of rigid conduit, take it to the plumbing dept and have them cut it down to 6 foot on the pipe threader machine. Go back to electrical dept and get a 1.5 inch rigid 2 hole strap to hold the bar to the top of the 4x4s so it wont roll off. Putting the bar in top of the 4x4s will put the least resistance on the 4x4s and should last forever.   I know that you already have a chinup bar and my way has some added expense, but it is actually cheaper than having to fix the brick down the road. Thanks for your question and let us know how things go.

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Chin up bar huh! Wow, I don't think I could do 1 chin up properly. I can swim, bike and run like nobody's business, but no chinups. I think I would listen to your friend on this one, because a chinup bar would put extreme pressure on the wall and over a short period of time it would wallow out the screw holes and possibly put stress fractures on the wall. A brick wall is not designed for structural support as much as it is for looks. It is a facing with a wood wall behind it used for structural support, unless it is cinder block. Even then cinder block is very strong with load bearing down on it but not so much with load pulling out on it.

Home Depot Pull Up Bar

What I would do is to get 4x4x10s and sink them 2 or 2.5 foot into the ground (depending on your height) and concreting them in, making sure they were level and even and about 5 foot apart. Next I would get a 1.5 inch piece of rigid conduit, take it to the plumbing dept and have them cut it down to 6 foot on the pipe threader machine. Go back to electrical dept and get a 1.5 inch rigid 2 hole strap to hold the bar to the top of the 4x4s so it wont roll off. Putting the bar in top of the 4x4s will put the least resistance on the 4x4s and should last forever.

Home Depot Pull Up Bar

I know that you already have a chinup bar and my way has some added expense, but it is actually cheaper than having to fix the brick down the road. Thanks for your question and let us know how things go.

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Home Depot Pull Up Bar

Hey waltzngmatlda.   Chin up bar huh! Wow, I don't think I could do 1 chin up properly. I can swim, bike and run like nobody's business, but no chinups. I think I would listen to your friend on this one, because a chinup bar would put extreme pressure on the wall and over a short period of time it would wallow out the screw holes and possibly put stress fractures on the wall. A brick wall is not designed for structural support as much as it is for looks. It is a facing with a wood wall behind it used for structural support, unless it is cinder block. Even then cinder block is very strong with load bearing down on it but not so much with load pulling out on it.   What I would do is to get 4x4x10s and sink them 2 or 2.5 foot into the ground (depending on your height) and concreting them in, making sure they were level and even and about 5 foot apart. Next I would get a 1.5 inch piece of rigid conduit, take it to the plumbing dept and have them cut it down to 6 foot on the pipe threader machine. Go back to electrical dept and get a 1.5 inch rigid 2 hole strap to hold the bar to the top of the 4x4s so it wont roll off. Putting the bar in top of the 4x4s will put the least resistance on the 4x4s and should last forever.   I know that you already have a chinup bar and my way has some added expense, but it is actually cheaper than having to fix the brick down the road. Thanks for your question and let us know how things go.

Home Depot Pull Up Bar

Hey waltzngmatlda.

Chin up bar huh! Wow, I don't think I could do 1 chin up properly. I can swim, bike and run like nobody's business, but no chinups. I think I would listen to your friend on this one, because a chinup bar would put extreme pressure on the wall and over a short period of time it would wallow out the screw holes and possibly put stress fractures on the wall. A brick wall is not designed for structural support as much as it is for looks. It is a facing with a wood wall behind it used for structural support, unless it is cinder block. Even then cinder block is very strong with load bearing down on it but not so much with load pulling out on it.

What I would do is to get 4x4x10s and sink them 2 or 2.5 foot into the ground (depending on your height) and concreting them in, making sure they were level and even and about 5 foot apart. Next I would get a 1.5 inch piece of rigid conduit, take it to the plumbing dept and have them cut it down to 6 foot on the pipe threader machine. Go back to electrical dept and get a 1.5 inch rigid 2 hole strap to hold the bar to the top of the 4x4s so it wont roll off. Putting the bar in top of the 4x4s will put the least resistance on the 4x4s and should last forever.

I know that you already have a chinup bar and my way has some added expense, but it is actually cheaper than having to fix the brick down the road. Thanks for your question and let us know how things go.

for quite some time now, i've wanted to install a chin up bar in my backyard. i've settled on a bar and the spot but wanted to make sure it was my best option before moving forward. the building is older but the brick wall is solid; there's no stress fractures and it's painted, so there's minimal surface wear too.i think it would make a perfect spot, and if anchored properly, not cause a bit of concern.i have a friend who wants me to think twice about it, though. i don't know the diameter of the screw holes on the chin up bar, but generally, what type of anchor am i going to use? will a normal drill (and a proper bit) do the trick?  or do i have to rent a hammer drill?  any tips, advice, etc would be greatly apppreciated.

for quite some time now, i've wanted to install a chin up bar in my backyard. i've settled on a bar and the spot but wanted to make sure it was my best option before moving forward.

the building is older but the brick wall is solid; there's no stress fractures and it's painted, so there's minimal surface wear too.

i think it would make a perfect spot, and if anchored properly, not cause a bit of concern.

i have a friend who wants me to think twice about it, though.

i don't know the diameter of the screw holes on the chin up bar, but generally, what type of anchor am i going to use? will a normal drill (and a proper bit) do the trick? or do i have to rent a hammer drill?

any tips, advice, etc would be greatly apppreciated.

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