Some New Cages

Some New Cages

Postby leonthemenace » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:22 pm

Hey Guys

Finally finished another cage. Just wanted to share some pics.

Dimensions on 3 stack - 1300x500x600

Dimensions on Boa Cage - 1500x700x1000
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Re: Some New Cages

Postby leonthemenace » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:25 pm

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Re: Some New Cages

Postby D@RRYL » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:56 pm

Looking good!
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Re: Some New Cages

Postby curtis48 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:04 pm

Very nice!!! ;)
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Re: Some New Cages

Postby leonthemenace » Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:11 pm

Cages are build with aluminuim and glass, so totally waterproof, can take it outside and wash them out with a hosepipe...
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Re: Some New Cages

Postby Spider » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:04 pm

Those look great man. How much for one? :-D
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Re: Some New Cages

Postby leonthemenace » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:01 am

Spider, i have never done a cost on them as i always just build them for myself. I am however thinking of building customs for serious buyers. I am going to be honest, it's expensive due to the tipe of material i use and the hours i put into it. And it's custom, you tell me how you want it and i build it....and powdercoat it the desired colour of course.
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Re: Some New Cages

Postby @ndy » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:15 am

Hi Leonthemenace

Those are very nice, Graeme told me that you where building some awsome cages when i was at his place. Those are vey nice!
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Re: Some New Cages

Postby Spider » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:16 am

Leon the only thing I might be conserned about is the heat retension of the aluminium. Here in Secunda winter temps can drop to as low as -10. But other than that they are awesome. I will have a look at my budget and let you know.
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Re: Some New Cages

Postby leonthemenace » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:17 am

Spider, i was surprised by how well the 3mm aluminuim sheets keep the heat. They heat up much faster than wood and in the case of a stack cage it deflect the heat to the cage under it. Example the 3 stack i build, the bottom 2 enclosures get heat from top and bottom on the hotspot side. But i will look into it for the colder regions like Secunda...thx for the input.
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Re: Some New Cages

Postby bradmiller » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:10 pm

Very nice Leon, I know all to well how much time it takes and the costs. They are very well made from what I can see.
Did you aluminium weld the sections?
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Re: Some New Cages

Postby leonthemenace » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:49 pm

Hi Brad, yes i welded the main frame. All the rest is just angles and channels that i pre drill, countersink and then screw on with stainless screws. Dont want anything on it to be able to rust
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Re: Some New Cages

Postby Graeme » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:21 pm

To put things in to perspective, if I may. Even my Exo Terras battle to cope with the humidity that I sometimes need, with the wire gauze rusting away. I find this a bit of a let down considering that since they believe their products to be worth 2 or 3 times more than any others, they might have at least thought to use stainless steel mesh.
Leons cages use alluminium meshing and can include a slide for adjusting how much ventilation one needs at any specific time. This feature alone wins me over instantly as replacing the lids on 20 Exo Terras is a high and unnecessary cost. The fact that you're going to be able to call your own shots with regards to angles and dimensions is going to bring a new level to caging for high end tropical snakes in this country as far as I'm concerned.
I've always wondered how the Europeans manage to get their set ups looking so incredible, now I know. Just find someone who is handy that also happens to be the manager of an alluminium and glass fitting factory!
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Re: Some New Cages

Postby leonthemenace » Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:57 pm

Hehe, your words are to kind Graeme....thanx bud!
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