UPDATED (Pls See Latest Answr) Are these pipe hangers safe/suitable..?
I needed a pull-up bar and made one using two pipe hangers (1 1/2 inch openings) that I nailed into the ceiling joists with roofing nails and then put a 5 foot long, 1.25 inch thick galvanized pipe into the hangers. Do you think it is safe to do pull-ups from this set-up? I am curious how much the hangers are designed to hold, as I could not readily find that information online. There is also a little bit of space inside the hangers, since they are a quarter of an inch bigger than the pipe's thickness. Wondering if I should try and fill those gaps with something in order to eliminate any wiggle room. Thanks for any input.