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DIY Parkour Gym Equipment: The Ultimate Guide to Pipe Structures

DIY Parkour Gym Equipment: The Ultimate Guide

Parkour is a physical and demanding sport. Not just on you and your body, but the structures that you practice on. If you're thinking of building your own Parkour gym equipment, you need to be prepared to build something that will be able to handle the type of abuse it will go through. Pushing, pulling, swinging, jumping, each puts a tremendous amount of stress on a structure and you want to be sure that your Parkour equipment can handle it.

This post is meant to be a guide for those of you thinking about building your own Parkour gym equipment. As a company that has helped many Parkour enthusiasts as well as full-fledged Parkour gyms to design and build their own equipment, we know what it takes to design equipment that lives up to the abuse it will go through. Important topics such as safety, stability, building material, pipe size, adjustability, configuration, and portability, are all topics we will cover in-depth.

While we believe Kee Klamp is a superior material to build Parkour structures, we will cover what you need to know if you build your equipment with wood or even any other type of pipe and pipe connector.

So without further ado, let's jump into it with the first and most important topic you should consider before starting your build, Safety and Stability:

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8 Deck Railing Ideas

Deck Railing Ideas

If you're looking for a railing for your home deck or porch, you might feel you need to resort to hiring a contractor to build one. But many of customers have done just the opposite, building a railing all by themselves. Our stair railing kits and other railing solutions make it possible for just about anyone to install their own railing using just a few basic tools.

Our customers are often grateful for how easy the railing was to assemble. They also appreciate the versatility and durability of the components. To show you can build your own deck railing, here are eight customers examples to help inspire you:

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Building Furniture with Plumbing Pipe - The Pros and Cons

Building Furniture with Plumbing Pipe- The Pros and Cons

Building furniture with plumbing pipe can make for a rewarding experience that leaves you feeling accomplished and also with a truly unique, custom piece of furniture. You get to build exactly what you want yet you don't need to be a master woodworker to do so.

However, if this is your first build, or even if you have built pipe furniture before, it may be helpful to know what's in store for you before starting your next project. That's why we put together this article to show you the pros and cons of building with plumbing pipe. We'll discuss the cost of using plumbing pipe and fittings versus other pipe fittings and how easy or difficult each is to build with. So let's jump right into it:

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10 Important Considerations When Installing a Stair Railing

10 Important Considerations When Installing a Stair Railing

Designing, building, and installing your own railing may seem like a difficult task that should be left to contractors and experienced builders. But we're here to tell you that's not true. Over the years, we have sold many stair handrail kits to everyday people just like yourself who have installed their own railing all by themselves.

To help make the task easier and a bit less overwhelming, we've come up with a list of 10 considerations when installing a railing. These are 10 points that can often be overlooked when thinking about installing a railing and we want to make sure you are aware of them before you start.

These 10 points will touch on what you need to know in picking out your railing, what you'll need to install it, and some pointers for the install process. Let's get to it:

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DIY Free Standing Pull-Up Bar

DIY Free Standing Pull-Up Bar

In a bid to train for the World Record for Chin-ups in a 24 hour period, Charles Rankin came to Simplified Building to create the perfect pull-up bar to meet all of his particular expectations. Charles needed a pull-up bar that was free standing, portable enough he could take it to work and sturdy enough to hold up to his grueling training schedule that consisted of sometimes 2-3 thousand chin-ups a day. The result is the custom pull-up bar that you see today which was made with Kee Klamp fittings and pipe.

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