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Old 06-05-2007, 08:40 AM   #1
Marc Allain
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...filled with sand?

I'm assuming alot of you have made one. I'm thinking of making one but don't own a scale so I won't be able to weigh it.

Anyone know how much they weigh approximately?

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Old 06-05-2007, 08:56 AM   #2
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Mine weighs 4.75 lbs. 5', 1" i.d., sch. 40 PVC, filled with sand, duct-taped ends.

To me, it's not much better than just having empty PVC. It's not enough weight to change much; a piece of rebar added in there might work better.

So if adding the sand is a pain, I wouldn't sweat it.

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Old 06-05-2007, 02:22 PM   #3
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5lbs even with PVC caps. I like the rebar idea Rene, I will try that out in my next one.

The biggest positive about being sand filled is the bar is not as pliable as when empty.
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Old 06-05-2007, 02:44 PM   #4
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with pieces of 1/2" rebar in it, it will weigh somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 lbs., at least that's what the one I made weighs.
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