How to Install a Portable Hangboard with Zero Damage to Your Wall

How to Install a Portable Hangboard with Zero Damage to Your Wall


Do you hesitate to buy a hangboard because
it’s complicated to install? Do you live in a rented apartment and can’t drill a
hole in the wall? Don’t worry. Here is a step-by-step guide for installing hangboard
with no damage to your wall. Here is a preview of what it looks like. First, you will have to prepare all the necessary
tools and parts, which include obviously your favorite hangboard, an Iron Gym pull-up bar,
which you can easily order from Amazon, two half-inch galvanized flange, and two half-
inch by 4-inch galvanized steel pipe nipple, which you can get from Home Depot or your
local tool store. Also, you need duct tape, a pair of hotel slippers, and 8 wood screws
that fit the holes of the galvanized flange. I will choose size 14 screws with the length
of ¾ inch. And obviously you also need a screwdriver and a drill. Second, you will have to assemble everything
together. The instructions from the Iron Gym pull-up bar are pretty clear, so you should
be able to follow them to assemble the pull-up bar without a problem. Now we will connect
the galvanized flange to the galvanized steel pipe nipple. Next, we will unscrew the cap
of the pull-up bar off by hand. We can see that if we try to fit the galvanized steel
pipe nipple into the bar, it will be a bit too loose, so what we can do here is to wrap
one layer of duct tape around the galvanized steel pipe nipple to make it thicker to create
a pressure fit. This is actually surprisingly sturdy as you can see. No matter how hard
I shake it, it won’t fall off. After that, we will attach the back of the hangboard directly
to the galvanized flange. Once we figure out the optimal position, we can use a pen to
mark where the holes are on the hangboard. Then we can start drilling pilot holes for
our screws with the drill. Don’t be afraid to drill a deep hole because if you don’t,
you will have a hard time screwing the screws into the hole. Once the pilot holes are drilled,
we can screw in the screws and it’s done! If you have a plastic hangboard, you will
have to get an extra piece of wood, serving as a bridge to connect the hangboard and the
galvanized flange. If the pull-up bar gets in the way, you can always take it off temporarily,
and put it back when you are done with screwing. This is what it looks like when you finish
assembling it. Lastly, you will have to put it on the top
of your door. Here is how we can put the pull-up bar on the top of the door. On one side, the
rubber wall protector sits on the top of the door ledge, and on the other side, the outer
bar grips latch onto the door frame with friction. One potential issue is that the friction here
might cause damage to the door frame in the long run, so in order to counter this problem,
we put a pair of hotel slippers on the bars to ease the friction. Another thing to pay
attention to is that the hangboard should face the opposite direction of where the door
swings open. There you have it. This set-up is ready for hangboard training. Thanks for watching. Make sure to like and
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5 comments on “How to Install a Portable Hangboard with Zero Damage to Your Wall

  1. δτ Post author

    Does an ordinary door frame hold this in the long run?
    As far as I know, door frames can break from hanging on them with your fingers directly.
    Or is this setup fine since that black bar on the other side distributes the force pretty evenly over a larger area of the frame?

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  2. Erik Carlson Post author

    Why do I need to add the bridge? Why can't I just drill my Trango hangboard into the board i put my flanges on?

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  3. igloo2 Post author

    You don't need a drill. There are pre-drilled holes that match up perfectly for the flange. I used two screws for each flange because they were two pre-drilled holes on each side and I think that's plenty since I'm only 150 lbs, 4 screws should be plenty.

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  4. SynyzaL Post author

    Great guide, it must be popular because I went on Amazon to get some of the materials and the "often bought together" items were more of the necessary materials from this guide.

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