ABS or PVC pipe

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jacksonad, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. jacksonad

    jacksonad Just Hatched

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    OK. So I have been looking at all of the wonderful DIY feeders around and everyone seems to be using the white PVC pipe. I noticed the black ABS pipe is quite a bit cheaper but no one seems to use it. Does anyone have any idea why?

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    My guess is it's because that's what everyone uses. It also could have something to do with the color. A white pipe is easier to see if its empty or dirty, and if it's mounted outside the coop the black tube would heat up.
     
  3. balloonflower

    balloonflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Google a little on abs in sun. I cannot remember for sure, but seem to think that I read that it begins to break down when exposed to light--it's mostly used within walls, underground, etc.
     

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