Mounting pull-up bar on carport support pole?

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Old 05-05-18, 02:03 PM
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Mounting pull-up bar on carport support pole?

This is sort of an odd question and I don't quite know which forum it fits in, so I'm starting here as a guess.

I two have 3-1/2" steel structural poles holding up the roof on one side of the carport. Both spans are about 8'. I'm planning on using the one in the middle of the span, not at the corner. There's only crawlspace above, no attic or 'bonus' room. How might I safely hang a pull-up bar on the pole?

I'm thinking it will need at least two attachment points to allow for torsion on the bar. Is it suicidally stupid to drill holes through the pole? If it's possible, ballpark numbers, what's the largest hole you would consider sensible/sane?

Would welding a mounting bracket to it be a safer/smarter solution?
 
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Old 05-06-18, 02:55 AM
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pics would be helpful and give us a better idea of what you have
 
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You probably will want a bar much larger in diameter than what you can drill through the post. Welding would probably be a better option.
 
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Old 05-06-18, 12:17 PM
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I'm not proposing to run the bar through the pole, that would kinda interfere with the hanging from it part. It has to have some stand-off. I'm thinking to run bolts through it to suspend the rack from on which to mount a pull-up bar.

Here's a pretty much standard wall-mounted pull-up bar setup:

 
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