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Old 04-23-2009, 09:36 PM   #1
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Default Hog trap gate - guillotine

Well since I had the day off (kidney stone) I decided to get some work done after I pasted that dude.

I was wanting to build a hog trap with a guillotine type door.
5 2X6X8
4 2X4X8
2 1X1X4
4 inch screws
some 1 1/2 inch nails
1 sheet 4X8 plywood. the stuff that is almost an inch thick.

I sandwiched the 2x4 between 2 2X6s all three with one long edge equal
This creates a channel on the inside


with two of these you now have the sides.

then I cut the sheet of plywood in half nail the two sheets together and you have almost two inch think plywood door. I cut it down to 40 1/2 inches wide by four feet high.

I think cut the the remaining 2X6 in half and used it as a top and bottom to the frame. Remember to put the plywood door in first.

Then cut the 2X4 in half and brace it half way up.

Now use the 1X1s to create a channel on the bottom plate.

Take a 2X4 and cut it to fit the top of the plywood and screw it in place.

Now it is done except the trigger.

this requires two pieces of 2X4 amounting to about 3'6"

These two pieced would run vertical from the 2X4 cross brace to the 2X4 on the door. A cord attached to a nail or eye-bolt right at the cut will cause the vertical trigger to fall out allowing the door to slide down closing the door.

I think it will work. My only fear is if a hog can get over the 4 foot door. If that becomes a problem I will add more 2X4 cross braces to prevent that.

Click the image to get a larger picture.

I plan on attaching this to a cattle panels and T posts. Most of the time the gate will be propped up and when I am around it will be set to trap. I will have a hanging feeder above to keep them interested during the week.



I get more pictures once it is in place. Let me know if anyone needs any more detailed pictures.
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:38 PM   #2
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Looks good!
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:55 AM   #3
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Looks nice...
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:46 AM   #4
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:13 AM   #5
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Very cool!
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:35 AM   #6
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Looks good.....
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:13 PM   #7
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Great idea but i would consider 4x4 panels (utility panels) instead of cow panels. This way the little one's can't escape and the big ones can't break through the smaller holes.
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Old 04-24-2009, 05:08 PM   #8
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nice looking gate.
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Old 04-24-2009, 06:59 PM   #9
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looks good man thos stones will whip some butt
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:26 AM   #10
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I would like to see more pics. (side, top, bottom view). Looks good!

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Old 04-26-2009, 10:00 AM   #11
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:33 AM   #12
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Just wondering but when it rains or the wood gets wet will the trap still work or will the wood swell and not slide?
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:52 AM   #13
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Just wondering but when it rains or the wood gets wet will the trap still work or will the wood swell and not slide?
Not sure. I think it would have to swell a lot. The only thing I could see swelling would be the door. Everything else is treated and really wet already. I am more worried about it twisting when drying. We will have to see. it cost about 65 bucks to build the gate so if it fails. I will consider it a lesson learned and one cheaper than many others I have learned.

I did get the trap built this weekend and got a few pictures I will upload later. I will say that two 16 foot panels did not make nearly as big of a pen as I thought it would. Right now there is a small feeder and the door is held open to get them use to eating in there.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:05 PM   #14
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Here are a couple of pictures

I have a little more work to do. But it is set to stay open so it shouldn't take to much of a beating.

I need to add a few T posts

And I have a couple of landscaping timbers that I am going to sandwich the panels to the gate with.

Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.




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Old 05-02-2009, 09:32 AM   #15
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You may want to see if there is a way of having it self latch once the door is down. Though the chances are slim I have seen them actually pick the doors up and get out. The one that i have which seems to work quit well has a spring loaded pin that once the door is down it keeps the door stuck shut. Just some food for thought.
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Old 05-02-2009, 10:10 AM   #16
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looks great, good luck!
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:42 PM   #17
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Looks great
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:21 AM   #18
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now lets see some pics with of some hogs in there!!
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:11 AM   #19
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How does it get triggered?
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:34 AM   #20
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The trigger is a 2 X 4 that is 4 foot long. It has been sawed in half about the 2 foot point. There is a fence staple at the top of one of the boards. When the gate is open it is propped against the top of the door and a cross brace. A cable is tied to the fence staple then runs across the trap to t-post that is leaned against the back of the trap. When a hog walks the fence he will knock over the t-post pulling the 2X4s apart dropping the gate.

Here is a quick drawing if it makes sense. I will try to take a picture next time I am up there. When I am not there I leave a solid 2x4 in its place this keeps the gate open and allows the hogs to come and go at will.

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Old 05-08-2009, 02:33 PM   #21
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:21 PM   #22
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will the wood last against a big pic or is it reinforced with something i cant see
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:06 PM   #23
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I haven't been able to set it yet. but the door is just about 2 inches thick. Single sheet doubled. The side rails are six inches thick. I will only be able to use it weekends while I am there so at most a pig is only going to spend the night. I have a firm believe that if a big pig wants out it can get out, or it will die trying. my hope is in the dark he will stay somewhat calm until I show up with a gun to dispatch him. Really its all a learning process, I will be sure to update everyone if it works or fails and how it failed.
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:47 PM   #24
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Oink, oink, oh crap!
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:03 PM   #25
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I think that will do the job
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:17 PM   #26
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:14 PM   #27
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:10 PM   #28
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you might wont to put a t post on the outside were you stapled the wire to the wood on each side and tie it to the panel ...The traps we have that shape get hit and busted there the most ...we put t-post there and stop them from bustin out
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:12 AM   #29
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Thanks. I need to move the trap. I have caught six in it at once. However this trap is wet more than dry in this location. kind of a pain to work with/ in around. I am guessing the mud has also stopped them from getting the momentum to hit the sides hard enough to damage them.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:03 PM   #30
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any with broken backs yet
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:06 AM   #31
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Nothing like turning down time into something as good as that. Good job.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:07 AM   #32
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:35 AM   #33
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will the wood last against a big pic or is it reinforced with something i cant see
if you get a sow in there with some piglets two words "good luck." If you've ever seen these things buck, charge or jump especially when their temper is red, you might consider reinforcing your design.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:11 AM   #34
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So, do you have any capture pics yet?
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:38 PM   #35
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Yes, I did capture some hogs. Six to be exact, being the first time I have ever capture hogs I can tell you when you walk up on them… things go from quiet to excited in a second. I had six pigs going all different directions. I had a 9mm with target loads with me expecting to only have to put one down… well there was squealing, screaming, blood, urine and poop flying and that was just me. All said and done the trap worked great. They had nothing on the gate, there were scratches where they were working it with their teeth but nothing too deep. I have pictures of the capture in my flicker stream. I would attach pics here but I am at work. Things I have sense learned:

1.a pulley across the top member to open the gate from the out side.
2.use a trip wire for the trigger, coons too often would hit my other trigger.
3.move the trap to a dry location, if possible.
4.One more panel would have been a better size.
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:03 PM   #36
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Off with their heads!!!!
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:27 PM   #37
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The first capture photos.



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