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IronGuy
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07-09-08 11:18 AM - Post#460574    



I built a slosh pipe last night after a quick trip to Lowe's - it took about 15 minutes start to finish.

Info here:
http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/s ports_body_training_perfo rmance/the_sloshing_pilla r_of_...

I used a 4" pipe with a glued cap on one end and a removable cap on the other (another excellent IOL idea).

The pipe kicked my butt up one side and down the other. My wife laughed out loud when she saw me staggering around the yard - I was shocked at the amount of effort it took just to keep from dropping it.

I managed to do a Zercher walk for about 40 meters followed by military presses (2 x 12). I tried a few cleans and then finished with another walk with the pipe overhead. Let me tell you - getting the pipe up to your shoulders is hard enough - keeping it above your head is twice as hard.

My session lasted just over 5 minutes - I was still sweating over an hour later. I felt like I did after football practice in high school.

If anyone out there has thought about building one - run out and do it.

When I get home tonight, I'm hitting the pipe!
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jmac
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07-09-08 11:33 AM - Post#460575    



Excellent, how long is your pipe?

Later this summer I'm going to do some variations on size with the pipe....
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Yeti
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07-09-08 12:17 PM - Post#460593    



We have some short sloshers at the gym. Kinda wimpy compared to the 10' mammoth John built.
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IronGuy
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07-09-08 01:05 PM - Post#460616    



It's a 9 footer - that seemed just about right.

I'll move to a 10 footer after I make more progress.
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07-09-08 01:19 PM - Post#460631    



how much water in it, IG?
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IronGuy
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07-09-08 02:07 PM - Post#460665    



I filled it up to 3/4.
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07-09-08 02:31 PM - Post#460676    



Sounds like a winner brother! I must go out and get one now that jmac started such a frenzy!
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jmac
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07-09-08 10:45 PM - Post#460863    



Actually I think it was Dan John that got that going over on t-nation....I only fill mine with 2gals of water and the torque coming off the thing is incredible....
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/sk
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07-10-08 10:37 AM - Post#460980    



Mine's 10 feet long and it, like many other plumbing jobs around here, leaks a little. I'm not sure how much water is in it(none, by now! ) but i just fill it halfway.

I get the added benefit of staggering around the yard trying to avoid one of the dogs jumping and snapping at the water...

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Steve Nye
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07-10-08 02:44 PM - Post#461046    



I know it would depend on the size, but how much does one of those pipes weigh? Is it completely filled with water?
 
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07-10-08 02:55 PM - Post#461049    



Steve:

Water is roughly 8 lbs. a gallon, so use that as a benchmark to figure out what the weight would be. The pipes aren't completely filled with water, there has to be movement to create the desired instability so a completely filled pipe wouldn't work.

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IronGuy
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07-10-08 03:06 PM - Post#461050    



Dan John's original article on TNation stated his weighed 38lbs - that's with a 10ft pipe and water filled up to 3/4 of the way.

Mine's 9ft and seems to have plenty of resistance without a ton of weight.
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Plate Loader
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07-10-08 05:10 PM - Post#461097    



Fill a pipe with lead shot...that would work ya
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Steve Nye
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07-11-08 10:32 AM - Post#461350    



Sounds interesting. I might have to make one.
 
michelle
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07-11-08 11:17 AM - Post#461369    



  • /sk Said:
Mine's 10 feet long and it, like many other plumbing jobs around here, leaks a little. I'm not sure how much water is in it(none, by now! ) but i just fill it halfway.

I get the added benefit of staggering around the yard trying to avoid one of the dogs jumping and snapping at the water...

/sk



I could have posted this exactly! mine leaks but i did as instructed and sealed both ends. i strongly recommend not permanently sealing one of the ends. and the dogs are eager to help me.
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Yeti
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07-11-08 11:20 AM - Post#461370    



I imagine the same principles apply as when building a potato gun; prime before you glue.
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/sk
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07-11-08 06:00 PM - Post#461594    



  • Yeti Said:
I imagine the same principles apply as when building a potato gun; prime before you glue.



Actually, mine leaks at the threads of the caps, but you make a good point. They don't sell primer because purple's a trendy color...

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jmac
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07-11-08 07:23 PM - Post#461618    



I use some plumber's tape on my threads and it doesn't leak...
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michelle
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07-11-08 07:49 PM - Post#461622    



again showing my ignorance of these things... i used caps, not threaded, and the blue glue. i can't find the leak but there's less water in it than there was in the beginning.
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jej
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07-11-08 07:55 PM - Post#461625    



  • michelle Said:
again showing my ignorance of these things... i used caps, not threaded, and the blue glue. i can't find the leak but there's less water in it than there was in the beginning.



No big deal. You can use a hacksaw to cut off one end, then attach the kind of end you prefer. I prefer silicone goop to tape on threads that will have to come off on occasion to refill. This is all a five minute job to fix once you have the parts.

jej
 
michelle
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07-11-08 07:57 PM - Post#461626    



and is "silicone goop" something i'll easily find at lowe's in the plumbing section?
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jej
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07-11-08 09:46 PM - Post#461641    



Yes, it is. You can seal threads either with the tape that jmac mentioned or with the goop. My tube of goop was at lowe's in the pvc piping section - right where you will buy the new end parts for your tube. Its for the threads, not the solid part that gets glued to the big tube with some permanent type glue.

My tube is labeled "LDR TFE Paste pipe thread compound with teflon." The tube is four inches long and an inch in diameter. Good stuff. Guess its not silicone. It never gets hard and so it will not stick your screw cap on for keeps.

Oh - and I should not have called it "goop." That is a brand name for another product...."Goop" makes lots of good products, but I do not know if they make the stuff you need for this application.

Anybody in the right section at lowe's will get you the right part.

jej
 
jmac
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07-11-08 10:33 PM - Post#461647    



also known as pipe snot
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jej
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07-12-08 03:32 AM - Post#461673    



Wow, and I thought that was just a local term.

Its not to be confused with "gorilla snot," though, which is an entirely different category of stuff.

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07-12-08 05:57 PM - Post#461886    



I'm moving this over to the DJ forum... seems more appropriate than in the bodybuilding section. :~)


 
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07-14-08 10:45 AM - Post#462358    



Michelle, I bet your pipe is fine the way it is. The only problem is if by the end of the summer it is out of water. You can get what looks like a sleeve to go on the end of the pipe that has a plug in it.

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07-14-08 11:50 AM - Post#462371    



What a great combo, Steve! As she gets stronger over the course of the summer, the pipe work gets easier.

Very clever, Michelle. I like.


 
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07-14-08 02:05 PM - Post#462439    



  • Laree Said:
Very clever, Michelle. I like.



absolutely no cleverness on my part, Laree. mostly confusion and bumbling with good intentions.
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07-14-08 03:45 PM - Post#462495    



That is how genius is made michelle :-)
 
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