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#11272981 - 12/09/15 06:51 PM Best PVC brush piles?
Kylefield Offline
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I have many cedar brush piles but now want to make some PVC piles. Can anybody provide any suggestions on the best way to build them and maybe include some pictures. Any insight would be appreciated.

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#11273004 - 12/09/15 07:02 PM Re: Best PVC brush piles? [Re: Kylefield]
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I'm also interested.
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#11273012 - 12/09/15 07:05 PM Re: Best PVC brush piles? [Re: Kylefield]
JimmyA Offline
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Don't let the Game Warden catch you setting them out!
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#11273150 - 12/09/15 07:53 PM Re: Best PVC brush piles? [Re: JimmyA]
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Is it illegal to put out structure?
Originally Posted By: JimmyA
Don't let the Game Warden catch you setting them out!

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#11273158 - 12/09/15 07:56 PM Re: Best PVC brush piles? [Re: Kylefield]
hawghoover Offline
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i made 4 of these.

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#11273668 - 12/10/15 06:48 AM Re: Best PVC brush piles? [Re: hawghoover]
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There really aren't any 'rules' in the shape of a PVC condo. Ernest and I have built LOTS of them and no two are alike. You put something down there and if you placed it in the right location...they'll come.
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#11273675 - 12/10/15 06:51 AM Re: Best PVC brush piles? [Re: Kylefield]
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#11273680 - 12/10/15 06:56 AM Re: Best PVC brush piles? [Re: JimmyA]
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Originally Posted By: JimmyA
Don't let the Game Warden catch you setting them out!


WTH? Where did you get that info? Source please.
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#11273885 - 12/10/15 08:43 AM Re: Best PVC brush piles? [Re: hawghoover]
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Originally Posted By: hawghoover
i made 4 of these.


What kind of hose is that?

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#11274483 - 12/10/15 01:17 PM Re: Best PVC brush piles? [Re: Kylefield]
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#11274559 - 12/10/15 02:11 PM Re: Best PVC brush piles? [Re: Kylefield]
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I usually put one 6-7' trunk vertically (3" pvc) with two 1.5" lengths running at a 45 angle and fill the bucket with 40lbs of concrete. I also add some 1.5" pieces (4 or 5) that stick just above the top of the bucket. All these that are in concrete, I drill a 1" hole on the end so the concrete can fill and get a hold on the pipe. Then I put 3/4" or 1/2" PEX in 5' lengths on the vertical pieces to make branches and then rough sand all the pieces. Then I stick cedar or bamboo in the short tubes and anchor with a couple of screws and wire. This way I can build a bunch at one time and add the foliage when I want to put a few out.

Here are ones with Cedar.


Here are ones with Bamboo.



If it is a Corp. of Engineer lake, you could get a ticket for dumping them in the water. I tend to wake about 2:00 in the morning so I have never verified if the Corp frowns at this activity. wink

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#11274568 - 12/10/15 02:17 PM Re: Best PVC brush piles? [Re: Kylefield]
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Here is a tip as well - If you have any new homes being built in your area, drive through frequently and you can find all the materials needed to build them. I've got a few spots that would throw all the pvc scraps in a box for me so I didn't have to dig in the piles. I've gotten good at just looking at the progress of the build and being able to tell if there would be scraps or not that I could use.

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#11274574 - 12/10/15 02:19 PM Re: Best PVC brush piles? [Re: hawghoover]
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Originally Posted By: hawghoover
i made 4 of these.


I've made 100's of mine. We need to fish Lewisville sometime. wink

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#11274700 - 12/10/15 03:38 PM Re: Best PVC brush piles? [Re: Kylefield]
Sandie Man Offline
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Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 151
Loc: Great State of Texas
This link shows you step-by-step how to make a PVC crappie condo. Well, it's how we made ours, anyway. Hope it helps.

Click here - - - How to make a PVC Crappie Condo w/Pictures
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#11275749 - 12/11/15 06:35 AM Re: Best PVC brush piles? [Re: GhostRider32]
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
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Loc: Lewisville Tx
1/2 " under ground lawn sprinkler pvc hose.its fairly cheep at lowes/home depot.
Originally Posted By: GhostRider32
Originally Posted By: hawghoover
i made 4 of these.


What kind of hose is that?


Edited by hawghoover (12/11/15 06:41 AM)

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