PIG PROOF ARKS FOR SALE

Ranger Pig Arks are virtually pig-proof indoor accommodation for four large Tamworth ladies and are made from reclaimed timber.

Pig chalet

“Thanks again for installing this sauna, Bob, but we’re running low on beers”

Large sociable pigs, like Tamworths, need a lot of space both indoors and outside.  An area of 8ft x 8ft will, from experience, accommodate 4 large Tamworth ladies…lots of pushing, shoving & squawking goes on to achieve this harmonious objective.  When we say pig-proof, we mean accommodation robust enough to cope with this!

The latest in pig-proof accommodation; our Pig Ark

The latest in pig-proof accommodation; our Pig Ark

The detailed spec:

Floor area 8ft x 8ft supported on 8”-10” Pine trees 8ft long, 6”x 6” timbers held together by coach bolts. Next comes 4” x 2” or 3” x 2” timbers again using coach bolts, and finally 6”x2” floorboards screwed to the 4” x 2”s. This makes up a very solid base on which the sides are attached.

The sides and ends are 7ft long x 40” high, using again 4” x 2” or 3” x 2” timber for a simple frame (2 horizontals & 4 verticals) these are supplemented by hardwood blocks in both the vertical & horizontal timbers to give added strength.

The frames are then covered using ¾” x 6” planks. The outside is made by the same technique using lighter timbers.  The entrance is made by cutting a pig shaped doorway in one of the end panels.

The sides are well fixed at the corners using four 6” x 6” x 40” vertical timbers bolted to the sides. The sides are heavily bolted to the base using coach bolts.

The Ark has a pitched roof 1” thick with a sheet of galvanised or painted steel 10ftx 40” this is secured to either an angle iron frame securely bolted to the sides or wooden trusses. This gives plenty of overhang at the sides & bottom to carry the water away.  The top is covered by a large sheet of corrugated tin which allows through flow ventilation. The ends are filled with vertical planks leaving out every other plank to allow the dissipation of heat in the summer.

The whole Ark will weigh in the region of half a tonne, necessitating the use of a JCB or similar to lift and place in the desired position.

Our pig arks provide a rather convenient scratching post for those hard to reach places!

Our pig arks provide a rather convenient scratching post for those hard to reach places!

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