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    P90X chin up bar

    I just bought the P90x chin up bar- but found out that I only have 1 doorway that it actually fits on.
    I would really like to use it in my unfinished basement. Any suggestions as to how to rig something to make it work?

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    First if you paid full price send it back.

    This should look familiar but at a much lower price point.

    In an unfinished basement there is no purpose to a device like this. A simple pipe bolted to 2x4's and nailed to the ovehead joists is going to do everything but hammer chins and cost about $10.
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    Thanks. I will probably return the bar.

    I assume you the 2x4 are mounted vertically from the joists. I have I-beams in the basement- so I am not sure the 2x4's will be secure enough with out doing something else- the I-beams are a pressed material.

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    You have the I-joist system with the solid wood top and bottom but the thin OSB center?

    If you want to mount a 2x4 vertically in those you would have to bolt it through both the top and bottom strands of the I joist. This will give you a sturdy attachment. Thats what we did to hang stairs off those type of joists. If the top and bottom cords are a laminated material though you might be hosed, that wouldn't support a load in the direction we would need it to.
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