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Lets make some sense of this

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Posted by: markg at Wed Mar 16 11:51:47 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by markg ]  
   

I do understand where Jeff is coming from, being that he is the cage mfgr.

Aside from all of that, I have done just what you asked about. I have done this on 3 cages each from a different mfgr and each made from different plastic material, one being expanded PVC material just like Boaphile cages, one being HDPE and the other being HDPS. All worked.

Jeff is correct about the dome being knocked off and burning the plastic. What I eventually did was to use little strips of metal to secure the dome to the top (drilled holes and put screws.) Although a bit ugly, I didn't have to worry about my dog potentially knocking it off or an earthquake doing it (I live in LA - earthquake central).

Here is a pic with one of the cages off to the left. You can see that I cut a hole on top. Cage didn't come that way.

One note - expanded PVC is tough but does bend a bit. If your dome is very heavy, you may want to use a piece of extruded aluminum angle glued (silicon works) under the ceiling to provide some rigidity. Doubt you'll need to.


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