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danfromchicago
Backyard playground

I need direction on building what we call monkey bars in my back yard. I need dimensions and design ideas.

A. Spruce
Re: Backyard playground

I would recommend a visit to a playground equipment dealer/builder, after that it's sizing it to the kids that will be using it.

danfromchicago
Re: Backyard playground

Nobody sells monkey bars indivually. I need ladder dimensions including height.

A. Spruce
Re: Backyard playground

That's not the point. The point is to see how the units are made and take measurements from them.

I would think that 12" on center spacing would be the standard. I would also think that probably a 1" diameter pipe, maybe 1-1/4" would be used. Stay away from galvanized pipe, the zinc coating isn't good to handle in this manner.

danfromchicago
Re: Backyard playground

Thanks for the info. I checked the parks near me and they are all gone. If anyone sees one at their park I would appreciate any dimensions from them.

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