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4.0 out of 5 stars Well-designed. Needs more dimensional detail., 29 Oct 2010
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This is a well-made and ingeniously-designed pull-ups bar. The clever thing is that much (most, probably) of your weight is transmitted onto the lower bar at the front, resting on the vertical sides of the door frame. The hooks that pass through the doorway and rest on the top of the door frame apply a pulling force on the frame _towards_ the user.

The stated dimensions of the product mean that it will work for quite a limited range of doorway widths. Not a problem if you measure your doorways before ordering this item. However, there are other dimensions that need to be allowed for: the thickness of the wall (depth of the door frame) and the height of the door frame moulding. I live in an old Victorian property and _none_ of the downstairs doorways are suitable for this product. Fortunately, some of the upstairs doorways are OK. How to specify this limitation as a numeric measurement is a little tricky, since there is some variability in the angle of the apparatus relative to the doorway, depending on wall width and frame height.

My own approximate measurements suggest a maximum door frame depth of 19cm and a maximum frame height of 10cm. By "height" I mean the vertical distance between the inner (horizontal) surface of the door frame and the top edge of the moulding onto which the small arms need to hook.

What's needed is a diagram from the manufacturer to be included on the Amazon product page, showing a cross-section of a doorway and how the product fits, with minimum and maximum dimensions of the relevant features.
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Initial post: 9 Jan 2011 20:39:00 GMT
Michael Ross says:
Hi there, i don't know if you'll be notified of a new comment, but just incase you are i was wondering what makes you say this product is suited for a 19cm deep door frame? I mean have you tried it on a door this deep or anything? I just wonder as i bought another brand of door fitting pull up bar and it didn't fit my door (which happens to be exactly 19cm deep) so want another, but don't want to waste money again. Thanks for a great review by the way, and hope you can answer this :)

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2011 21:58:48 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Jan 2011 22:07:27 GMT
T. Costick says:
Hi Michael. It's tricky to explain without a diagram (I may try doing one and posting it as a customer image for this item). The 19cm I mentioned is the distance measured in a cross-section of the door opening. This is greater than the thickness of the wall. It is the frame depth (between the moulding outer surfaces) that is the limiting distance, as this prevents the pull bar from wrapping round and hooking on the other side of the door opening.

On doorways that it fits (with only a little extra reach) the depth is about 19cm. It may be OK for 20 or 21 cm, but it's hard to say.

Hope this helps.

Posted on 25 May 2011 10:37:45 BDT
[Deleted by the author on 25 May 2011 10:46:20 BDT]

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2011 10:54:08 BDT
T. Costick says:
Hi masta. The pull-up bar is 36" (91cm) end to end. I'm not sure what the 24-30" refers to. The doorway that I use it in is about 29" across the opening (as you face the doorway), and this leaves about 1" each side of the arms that project out through to the other side of the doorway. The arms are about 27" apart.

Hope that's clear :)

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Oct 2013 09:01:02 BDT
Hi,
I saw your post and just saw that there is an image in the product images that says that the maximum depth of the door frame can be 165mm. I would be really sorry if it is true because mine is about 19,20cm. Also do you know if there is the requirement of how much the door frame should be behind the wall( I mean on top where the bar is attached ). As I imagine it, it should be at least 1cm, may be more.
Thanks
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