How to Build a Slosh Pipe

A slosh pipe is a 10 foot pipe between 4 to 6 inches in diameter, filled halfway with water, and capped off on each side. It is a great tool that will help challenge your core strength and stability, and the best part about it is that it can be made at home.

As of right now, slosh pipes are not being mass produced and sold at marked up prices; building one yourself may only cost 20 dollars! In order to start building the slosh pipe, you will need the following items:

  • One PVC pipe, 10 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter
  • Two caps that fit both ends
  • PVC pipe cement
  • Sand paper
  • Red or yellow masking tape
  • A cloth or paper towel
  • A hose and access to water

You can get these items at a hardware store close to you. It is solely up to you how much you spend on your slosh pipe; higher quality always affects the pricing in the end. But once you get everything you need, follow the steps below to build your own slosh pipe!

Build It

  1. First, find the midpoint of the 10 foot PVC pipe. When you find it, place the brightly-colored tape, either red or yellow, around it. This will be useful when you actually work out with the slosh pipe.
  2. Sand the inside of one cap and one end of the PVC pipe; this will help cement the two together.
  3. Next, take the PVC pipe cement and brush some inside of the cap and around the end of the pipe you’ve sanded.
  4. Press the finished (sanded and cemented) cap onto the finished edge of the pipe. Make sure the cap covers the whole opening of the pipe and fits on the end tightly.
  5. At this point one end should be fully capped. Take five minutes to let it set.
  6. After the first capped end has dried, use your hose to fill the pipe about halfway with water through the open end.
  7. Dry the open end with a towel, and repeat Steps 2 through 4 to cap off the open side of the pipe.
  8. Let the cement set and there you have it, a slosh pipe!

Hot Tip: The Right Lighting

When you are filling the slosh pipe with water, make sure you are in a well-lit area. You can also use a flashlight to take a look inside the pipe to judge the amount of water you are putting into it.

Other Versions of the Slosh Pipe

You can build a smaller version of the slosh pipe, which is good for beginners: The length remains 10 feet, but reduce the diameter of the pipe to 4 inches. A lighter slosh pipe will help you have better control during the exercises, as well as minimum resistance. Having an additional slosh pipe that is on the lighter side will also give advanced users a chance to perform super sets and more reps within their work outs as well! Lastly, make sure that when you use the slosh pipe you don’t drop it on a hard surface; they can break easily if not handled properly! Good luck!

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