I received my kit #305 from Mr. Muffin's a couple months ago and just now putting it together. I have painted the sand tower and working on the house and bin.
The picture and instructions for the sand tower have the tower next to the house with a connection between the house roof and the top of the tower to input the sand. It talks about placing the tower away from the house, but no guidance. Well, I want the tower between two tracks so I am having the sand getting blown through an underground pipe up to the tower. The problem is getting the sand up to the top of the tower.
I decided to use a wood rod for the pipe, and looked at both 1/8" and 3/16". When next to the tower, the 1/8" looked better.
I painted the rod the same color black, but it needed a base of some sort. So I cut one out and painted it a concrete color.
This is my only second building project in maybe 60 years, so still relearning techniques to use. I built a little out of order from the instructions and probably should not have.
On to the sand house.