Re: [mowbot] A cheap, easy platform

david steinke (dsteink nospam at
Wed, 05 May 1999 09:49:08 -0700

Bug Hunter wrote:
> On Wed, 5 May 1999, david steinke wrote:
> >
> > PVC is about the cheapist plastic out there. A 4x8' sheet of 1/4" thick
> > pvc sheet for $40 is the regular price at my local plastic supplier, so
> > I wouldn't bother to try to flatten PVC pipe. I might try your technique
> > for moulding shapes though. The only real problem with PVC is that you
> > cannot let it sit in the sun. UV degrades it.
> there are versions of pvc pipe that have UV protection built into the
> plastic.

Do you have a brand or trade name or source for the UV pvc pipe? I use
plastics at work for exterior housing/mechanics/plumbing. I have seen
non UV resistant plastics made UV resistant by embedding graphite into
them. I have not seen an UV resistant PVC pipe though.

David Steinke