Use 1/2″ x 2″ lag screws + washers to install your pull-up rig, retractable squat rack, or pull-up bar into the stringer.
What diameter should my pull-up bar be?
1.25″ is the standard size for pull-up bars. Anything thinner than that may end up causing you some stability and/or durability issues. A slightly bigger bar won’t make that noticeable of a difference until you get up around a 2″ diameter which is standard for a fat grip bar aka thick bar.
How much weight can a ceiling pull-up bar hold?
The average weight limit on most pull-up bars is around 300 pounds. Some bars have a higher capacity, while some telescopic doorway bars have a lower capacity at around 250 or even 200 pounds.
Can you put a pull-up bar on drywall?
Place two 2x4s behind the bar. Toggle bolt the 2x4s into the studs and drywall, then lag bolt the pull up bar to the 2x4s. This will give some distribution of the weight and give me more points to bolt onto drywall, as well as some horizontal support.
How do you fix a pull-up bar on a brick wall?
Try to hit the central area of the blocks to reduce the chance of blowout. Use an appropriately sized masonry bit and hammerdrill with light force. Anchor the bar to the lumber using 7/16″ x 1-1/2″ lag screws, or run 3/8″ carriage bolts through the lumber from behind before you mount it to the masonry.