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Old 01-10-2017, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default First Attempt - Box Style Hog Trap

As the title states I started building my first box style pig trap. She's gonna be a little bigger than expected but bigger is better, right? Using 1" angle, 34" hog panel for the sides and some other paneling with 4" squares for the floor and roof. This one will have a spring loaded swinging door and depending on how well I like it the next will either have the same or it may end up with a root door. Final dimensions will be 5' wide x 35" tall x 8' deep. One thing this will have that I haven't seen many others have is a rear door for easier extraction of dead piggies and hopefully a less stressful way to release anything caught that isn't wanted.
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:18 PM   #2
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Looking good so far
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Old 01-10-2017, 07:28 PM   #3
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I'm going all drop doors on mine. Haven't had any luck with hogs pushing in after the door trips. I seem to have pigs more leary with the swing doors. Never tried the root door. Try it out and see how you like it though, may work better for you.
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:43 PM   #4
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Got a little more work done today. Got the extraction hatch fabbed up and welded in place as well as the permanent part of the front in place. I was initially going to go with 3 hinges, then 3 became 4 and finally settled on 6 hinges for the extraction door. With it being probably the weakest point I wanted to do everything I could to make it as strong as possible.
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:29 AM   #5
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Looks good . I like the rear door idea .
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:44 PM   #6
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Got it all finished up short of a paint job. Pretty pleased with how it turned out. For the trigger I'm using a piece of metal rod to prop the door open and a length of plastic coated metal rope running through a couple pulleys then along the floor as a trip wire.
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:15 PM   #7
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Great job
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:41 AM   #8
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Looks great, very nice!
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:58 PM   #9
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Looks solid so far.

I'd put another two latch pins on that top back door just for assurance. If they sense a weak place, they may work it over while your not there (corners). But that's just me too.

I'm looking forward to seeing your trapdoor spring and how your gonna rig it up.
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:42 PM   #10
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Nice work Chris


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Old 01-16-2017, 06:25 PM   #11
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Looks great, can't wait to set it next weekend!

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Old 01-17-2017, 01:02 AM   #12
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like the back door idea
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Old 01-17-2017, 02:08 AM   #13
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Looks good. Be sure and post pics of all the piggies you catch.
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:26 AM   #14
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Nice!
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:53 PM   #15
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Nice job!
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Old 01-20-2017, 06:02 PM   #16
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Looks solid so far.

I'd put another two latch pins on that top back door just for assurance. If they sense a weak place, they may work it over while your not there (corners). But that's just me too.

I'm looking forward to seeing your trapdoor spring and how your gonna rig it up.
I second the need to add latch pins on the door....top,,bottom and middle....can't be too strong.
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