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    Doorway Pull Up Bar Question

    Hello

    I'm a 16 year old who works at home with some weights and a bench.
    Since I work out at home, exercises are limited.
    So, I decided to purchase a doorway pull up bar so that I can add Pull Up or Chin Up to my routine.

    The problem is, my parents won't let me buy it.
    We moved into a house about 2 months ago. Since we only lived for 2 months, my parents are really strict about construction damage.

    I heard pull up bars don't put force on door trims, but walls above the trims. (Cavalier?? I forgot how to spell that phenomenon)

    However, even though the pull up bars will put force on the walls, my parents still think they will do some damage to our house. They even think that the damage would make the house collapse (I know, it sounds pretty ridiculous)

    So, what I want to know is, do doorway pull up bars do any damage/harm to walls or door frames? Even breaking them?

    I weigh about 150lbs at the moment, and my house is about 8 years old.

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    Originally Posted by TheBaller97 View Post
    my parents still think they will do some damage to our house. They even think that the damage would make the house collapse (I know, it sounds pretty ridiculous)
    Exactly what do you expect someone on an internet forum to post that will change ^^^^ this?


    I'm really curious.
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    Originally Posted by ironwill2008 View Post
    Exactly what do you expect someone on an internet forum to post that will change ^^^^ this?


    I'm really curious.
    So, what are you saying??
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    Originally Posted by TheBaller97 View Post
    So, what are you saying??



    I'd think it was obvious.
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    Originally Posted by ironwill2008 View Post


    I'd think it was obvious.
    I'm sorry, I'm not really good at English.
    So, are you saying it will do any damage or not?

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    Originally Posted by TheBaller97 View Post
    I'm sorry, I'm not really good at English.
    So, are you saying it will do any damage or not?
    He was saying that your parents are unlikely to be persuaded by answers coming from an internet forum.

    Doorway pull up bars will almost certainly scuff the paint, especially if used over a long period of time. They can also cause deformation of the drywall and could possibly damage the trim.

    You should respect your parents wishes and look for other options.
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    Originally Posted by KBKB View Post
    He was saying that your parents are unlikely to be persuaded by answers coming from an internet forum.

    Doorway pull up bars will almost certainly scuff the paint, especially if used over a long period of time. They can also cause deformation of the drywall and could possibly damage the trim.

    You should respect your parents wishes and look for other options.
    Thanks for the explanation and information.
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    Some people say there's no damage. Others say there is. When there is damage it is mostly cosmetic, the frame looks worn.

    Obviously you're pushing weight into the frame, you're putting stress on the walls. If they're sheetrock or wood the paintjob could get cracks. But it will get cracks over time anyway.

    So it depends on the doorframe. Either way it should be easy to paint over a few cracks.

    If they're so worried could buy you one of those pullup towers. Or a rack. Or someplace to hang gymnastic rings.
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