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    <$800 power rack that can be disassembled and re assembled?

    Looking for a decent power rack to carry up the stairs and into my bedroom. Budget is $800. Needs to be able to support 400lb squats and RDLs, and also have a chin up bar.

    Half racks are fine too if they are sturdy

    Anyone?
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    Originally Posted by Dreyth View Post
    Looking for a decent power rack to carry up the stairs and into my bedroom. Budget is $800. Needs to be able to support 400lb squats and RDLs, and also have a chin up bar.

    Half racks are fine too if they are sturdy

    Anyone?
    There's literally hundreds of them. You do realize that they don't arrive assembled, eh? Eh?
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    Originally Posted by supramax View Post
    There's literally hundreds of them. You do realize that they don't arrive assembled, eh? Eh?
    Did not know they arrive dis-assembled ha. Never bought one before! Looking to build my first home "gym," aka power rack with a bench and some dumbells lol

    are they difficult to assemble? do i need any special tools?
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    800 is kinda low, used you’ll find one, check Craigslist and most can be broken down and put back together
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    I just bought a Titan X-3 rack about a week ago. I just used a socket wrench+adjustable wrench to assemble, it was pretty easy.
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    There's more variables you need to lay out:

    1. Weight storage or not?
    2. How much space inside the rack do you prefer
    3. What height clearance do you have where the rack will go
    4. Do accessories matter to you (may impact the decision)
    5. Any preference for safeties (pin/pipe, swing in, straps)
    6. Any preference for size of uprights (2x2, 3x3, 2x3)

    Rep is closing out their PR-3000 which is bolt together, with some add on options still available: https://www.repfitness.com/sale-items/pr-3000-rack
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    Originally Posted by cwcmac View Post
    There's more variables you need to lay out:

    1. Weight storage or not? not necessary, but preferred
    2. How much space inside the rack do you prefer 3 feet
    3. What height clearance do you have where the rack will go 10 ft ceiling i think
    4. Do accessories matter to you (may impact the decision) just need a chin up bar, thats all
    5. Any preference for safeties (pin/pipe, swing in, straps) safeties that arent pipes that slide in noisily
    6. Any preference for size of uprights (2x2, 3x3, 2x3) no preference

    Rep is closing out their PR-3000 which is bolt together, with some add on options still available: https://www.repfitness.com/sale-items/pr-3000-rack
    ive responded in the quote above

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    Originally Posted by slowwrx137 View Post
    I just bought a Titan X-3 rack .......
    Op specifically requested something decent, not a Titan product.
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    I'd see if Rep will have more of the strap safeties coming in soon for their 5000 rack. If they will, and there aren't any great deals on CL and FB marketplace, that's probably what I'd go with in that price range. The 4000 is OK too, but with strap safeties, I don't think westside spacing is as important and I'd go with the one that has every hole numbered.
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    Originally Posted by JustTheDad View Post
    I'd see if Rep will have more of the strap safeties coming in soon for their 5000 rack. If they will, and there aren't any great deals on CL and FB marketplace, that's probably what I'd go with in that price range. The 4000 is OK too, but with strap safeties, I don't think westside spacing is as important and I'd go with the one that has every hole numbered.
    That actually looks perfect. Thanks!
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    Originally Posted by Dreyth View Post
    That actually looks perfect. Thanks!
    I have a Rogue R3BT with strap safeties. I used an oil paint marker to add numbers to every hole. If I were to get something comparable again, I'd get the Rep one because of the numbered holes. Rogue's welds are cleaner and the powder coating is better, but the Rep rack is more functional because of the numbers, and it will cost less.

    I'd still look on CL and FBMP, because you could find a Sorinex or Legend rack at the same price. Probably not, but I've seen a couple in that price range over the years. Even put some on the CL finds thread.

    Good hunting
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    Enjoyed the thread since I’m also looking.

    Thanks to those who posted.
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    Vulcan Strength

    Vulcan 3x3 Power Rack - Flat Base

    V-FFPR $599.99 Sale Price
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    Regularly $709.99

    Spectacular rack for the $. Take Rogue Monster Lite Safety Straps, J-Cups, Pin Pipes, Spotter Arms, Plate Holder.
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    Originally Posted by JustTheDad View Post
    I have a Rogue R3BT with strap safeties. I used an oil paint marker to add numbers to every hole. If I were to get something comparable again, I'd get the Rep one because of the numbered holes. Rogue's welds are cleaner and the powder coating is better, but the Rep rack is more functional because of the numbers, and it will cost less.

    I'd still look on CL and FBMP, because you could find a Sorinex or Legend rack at the same price. Probably not, but I've seen a couple in that price range over the years. Even put some on the CL finds thread.

    Good hunting
    Looking to buy new since my company subsidizes 50% of fitness-related costs up to a max of $500. so if i spend 1k, they'll pay 500 and that's it for the year.
    figure i should use the fitness subsidy to start building my home gym rather then spend it on a gym membership every year!

    Originally Posted by nwobhm View Post
    Vulcan Strength

    Vulcan 3x3 Power Rack - Flat Base

    V-FFPR $599.99 Sale Price
    FREE SHIPPING

    Regularly $709.99

    Spectacular rack for the $. Take Rogue Monster Lite Safety Straps, J-Cups, Pin Pipes, Spotter Arms, Plate Holder.
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    Originally Posted by nwobhm View Post
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    I like Vulcan Strength. They're less than 2 hours away from me, but I would take either REP rack over that. By the time you add the extras, you'll have paid far more than just getting everything from REP. But if Dreyth doesn't want to build a platform under his rack, it's worth considering flat bottom racks.

    I'd opt for a few pieces of cheap OSB from home depot and two stall mats to build a platform in any upstairs setting. Couple of Tee nuts on the bottom and you're much safer. At least your floor and joists are.

    I did buy some of Vulcan's Alpha bumper plates, and they awesome! Would recommend them to anyone.
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    Wait and get one used, even if you have to drive a little, you save so much money and often end up with a better rack. I have a relatively cheap Body-Solid GPR378 and it's nice, if you see one of them I'd recommend it. It's not as flashy as some racks but extremely functional and takes 400lb happily.
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    O p , rack wise, plenty of good advice so far. A little off topic, you intend setting up your rack in a first floor location?, have you checked out the floor?, in most cases the floor will be of timber construction, floor boards or sheet material laid over wooden joists, the majority of floors constructed in this way will support the static weight of a loaded rack and associated bar set up, however dynamic forces from heavy bar re-rack's, dropped bar onto safeties deadlifting etc could potentially be problematic.

    A couple of things worth considering to mitigate any potential issues, protect the existing floor with rolled rubber or mats, for extra protection a plywood sheet under the rubber or a lifting platform would be my preferred option.

    Try and locate the rack as close as possible to a supporting wall, generally this is the strongest point of a suspended floor.

    Sorry, if you've already worked this out, I'm involved in construction and tend to air on the side of caution.

    FWIW, given your budget I think the Rep racks are hard to beat at the moment.
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    O p , rack wise, plenty of good advice so far. A little off topic, you intend setting up your rack in a first floor location?, have you checked out the floor?, in most cases the floor will be of timber construction, floor boards or sheet material laid over wooden joists, the majority of floors constructed in this way will support the static weight of a loaded rack and associated bar set up, however dynamic forces from heavy bar re-rack's, dropped bar onto safeties deadlifting etc could potentially be problematic.

    A couple of things worth considering to mitigate any potential issues, protect the existing floor with rolled rubber or mats, for extra protection a plywood sheet under the rubber or a lifting platform would be my preferred option.

    Try and locate the rack as close as possible to a supporting wall, generally this is the strongest point of a suspended floor.

    Sorry, if you've already worked this out, I'm involved in construction and tend to air on the side of caution.

    FWIW, given your budget I think the Rep racks are hard to beat at the moment.
    This is on a second floor. However, there is a wall under my bedroom and I intend to put the rack there.

    Good tips on the platform. I actually do intend to make a little platform as well.
    What is a cheap effective platform solution?
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    Originally Posted by JustTheDad View Post
    I have a Rogue R3BT with strap safeties. I used an oil paint marker to add numbers to every hole. If I were to get something comparable again, I'd get the Rep one because of the numbered holes. Rogue's welds are cleaner and the powder coating is better, but the Rep rack is more functional because of the numbers, and it will cost less.

    I'd still look on CL and FBMP, because you could find a Sorinex or Legend rack at the same price. Probably not, but I've seen a couple in that price range over the years. Even put some on the CL finds thread.

    Good hunting
    I have a Rogue rack with no numbers; another option is to mark the holes you need, or even number them all, with a grease pencil from the hardware store. YMMV.
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    Lots of ways to make a platform. I used 3 layers of cheap OSB with staggered seams, put a piece of plywood in the center and parts of a stall mat on the sides. I think it's overkill since I'm not dropping weights from overhead, so I'd probably use 2 layers of OSB if I did it again. I also CNC'd a bullnose after kicking the edge once doing P90X. Mine is screwed and glued together. No screws in the stall mats where I might drop a weight on them.

    The one thing I do recommend is marking where your rack will go, drilling some holes, and putting in tall Tee Nuts from the bottom. I think it's the best way to hold down your rack and it will also keep the layers together in those areas. If you can't find any, PM me. I bought quite a few of them a while back and may have extras downstairs.

    Just make sure you make it the size you want. I wish mine were 1 foot deeper, but we wanted to leave space for P90X/yoga/jumping rope etc, and it works for me.

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    Originally Posted by Dreyth View Post
    This is on a second floor. However, there is a wall under my bedroom and I intend to put the rack there.

    Good tips on the platform. I actually do intend to make a little platform as well.
    What is a cheap effective platform solution?
    Google DIY lifting platform. Here's an easy write up. You can even use 1/2" plywood, but thicker is better.

    http://straighttothebar.com/articles...an_olympic_we/

    I did mine a little different and used 2 sheets of 4x8 rubber as the base because I didn't want to scratch my floor.
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    Originally Posted by litljay View Post
    I did mine a little different and used 2 sheets of 4x8 rubber as the base because I didn't want to scratch my floor.
    Good link. Did you put your gym on suspended floor? Because replacing plywood with rubber sounds a lot less rigid and probably won't distribute weight and impacts across multiple joists as well.
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    Originally Posted by Dreyth View Post
    This is on a second floor. However, there is a wall under my bedroom and I intend to put the rack there.

    Good tips on the platform. I actually do intend to make a little platform as well.
    What is a cheap effective platform solution?
    Some good platform advice already posted, a few pointers, layers are good, 2 or 3 layers of sandwiched rubber and plywood would be my choice. Inside the rack I advocate using layered plywood for the top layer, the reverse would apply to either side of the rack, where rubber would form the top surface.

    In an ideal world, if at all possible I'd go 8'x6', 3 layers, bottom layer in my set up would be rubber, second layer of plywood, the third layer, plywood inside the rack and rubber at the sides, 1/2" or 3/4" per layer.

    Personally I'd use plywood over a particle board, in my experience is just easier to work and more durable, the extra cost of plywood would be negligible given the small amount of material.
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