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    Has anyone ever played around with hollow core pvc hog panels?

    It looks like habitat systems is no longer in business and they made the best cages, by far. I don't know exactly what material they used, but I have heard that it was a hollow core pvc used in the hog farming industry.

    I know NERD managed to reverse engineer their cages somewhat and at least a couple other people tried. There must be a reason why all the other PVC builders use a different material, but I think it would be a fun project to try.

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    Extruded hollow core PVC

    https://web.archive.org/web/20180305...ystemsltd.com/

    That's what they say anyway. I've never heard of that specifically. Expanded / extruded is what ap cages and others use, but I've never seen it referred to as hollow core.
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    Re: Has anyone ever played around with hollow core pvc hog panels?

    Quote Originally Posted by wnateg View Post
    Extruded hollow core PVC

    https://web.archive.org/web/20180305...ystemsltd.com/

    That's what they say anyway. I've never heard of that specifically. Expanded / extruded is what ap cages and others use, but I've never seen it referred to as hollow core.

    Yeah I'm about 95% sure Habitat Systems was repurposing hollow pvc hog panels. I heard it was tough to work with, but they could run the heat cable through the panel itself and of course it would last forever.

    I can't find ANYTHING on tools and methods to build with that material, though. I might just order some and see how far I can get.

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    Re: Has anyone ever played around with hollow core pvc hog panels?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ernie Mccracken View Post
    Yeah I'm about 95% sure Habitat Systems was repurposing hollow pvc hog panels. I heard it was tough to work with, but they could run the heat cable through the panel itself and of course it would last forever.

    I can't find ANYTHING on tools and methods to build with that material, though. I might just order some and see how far I can get.
    I'm not sure that I would bother messing with it. I don't know how well the heat cable would heat through the PVC or how much of the heat would go down and away from the enclosure? I guess that depending on how big the channels are, you could cut some reflective insulation and put it in there backing the heat cable?

    I would rather just build a box out of regular PVC sheet and put a heat panel in there.

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