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    PVC sheets???

    Looking to build my own ball python rack. I have everything sourced except the pvc sheets.
    Need some up to date recommendations of where to buy online.
    Also what is exact name/s of this stuff. Is it pvc foam board or something else??? I don't want to use wood or melamine. Any help/advice would be much appreciated. Ty

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    It's expanded PVC sheets you're looking for, they're not cheap and you have to use a certain blade to cut them without doing damage to it if I recall correctly. Most places won't sell a couple of sheets though, unless you can find it locally and pick it up, it's not worth shipping sheets either.
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    Re: PVC sheets???

    Didn't know about needing special blade. So if anyone knows what i need for that will add to list

    Found a company, usplastic.com
    Should i go with...

    Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Sheeting

    Or

    Expanded High Density Rigid PVC Sheet

    The first says it's a good thermal insulator.

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    If you have a Home Depot nearby check online to see if your local store carries "Veranda HP PVC Trim". It comes in all shapes & sizes, including 48"x96"x3/4" sheets.

    Home Depot won't cut it for you, but it can be cut with a circular saw.

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    I did a lot of research before I purchased a PVC enclosure. We built my Bearded dragon's wooden viv so are capable of doing it. By the time I bought the PVC sheeting, got the right blade, and had glass cut for the doors, it was $40- $60 more to buy it already done, depending on the source. Also, the ones that you can order are typically laser cut so they fit together perfectly.
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    Re: PVC sheets???

    Quote Originally Posted by reptilemom25 View Post
    I did a lot of research before I purchased a PVC enclosure. We built my Bearded dragon's wooden viv so are capable of doing it. By the time I bought the PVC sheeting, got the right blade, and had glass cut for the doors, it was $40- $60 more to buy it already done, depending on the source. Also, the ones that you can order are typically laser cut so they fit together perfectly.

    True enough but most every place that sells racks has a month or more long wait list. I'm not that patient lol. For example I bought a tgr rack a month ago. When i purchased the website said 2-3 weeks. Still waiting for it to ship

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