First, I’ll tell you about the slosh pipe since. Basically you take a large PVC pipe from Home Depot and fill it with sand or water and cap the ends. That’s it! A longer or larger diameter pipe will make it much harder to balance. You don’t want to fill it all the way up with water – maybe only half way, so that it sloshes back and forth. For my slosh pipe I used the following:
PVC Pipe: 4” diameter x 7ft long
I picked 4” because I wanted to be able to hold it in my hands easily and I have small hands. I limited the length such that I could stand it up in the garage to take up as little room as possible.
2 Rubber 4” PVC end caps with hose clamps
Here’s what it looks like when it’s done
Making the sand bags was really easy and inexpensive too! First gather your supplies:
50lb bag of Play Sand from Home Depot or Lowe’s
Plastic or canvas Sand Bags