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Need waterproof enclosure (steel box) for project

Postby jono » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:03 pm

All (Yuri, Ollie, Maui Mike, LMG ;):

I need a NEMA IP55 type steel box. Like a breaker box, but breaker boxes aren't deep enough. Must be 6+ inches deep, other dimensions like 15+" tall by 10+" wide. Must be able to lock with padlock or internal lock.

I checked Home Depot, no deal. Searching all over the web, can't find the right thing or it's like 150+$. I figure some of you power pole, contractor people might know where to get one of these...Let me know if you have any ideas...


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Re: Need waterproof enclosure (steel box) for project

Postby Loscocco » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:06 pm

electrical warehouses have tons of stuff like that.. Thats where i get them for my jobs. But usually are quite prices.
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Re: Need waterproof enclosure (steel box) for project

Postby K. Cliff » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:23 pm

What about an ammo box?
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Re: Need waterproof enclosure (steel box) for project

Postby stone » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:51 pm

Try lowes.com, search for outdoor load center. Might be close to what you want (I assume you want a conduit fitting on the box). 6 inches deep is hard, though. You might have to get creative with layout.
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Re: Need waterproof enclosure (steel box) for project

Postby wjb » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:40 pm

Jon, Call or PM me I can help you out. Wade
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Re: Need waterproof enclosure (steel box) for project

Postby jono » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:25 pm

This is essentially what I need:
http://www.solarpanelstore.com/solar-po ... nfo.1.html
[could be smaller, just needs to be like 7" deep]

Any ideas about junk/surplus stores in the bay area that have such stuff?

@Wade: I think I'll try to dumpster dive first -- don't want to pay more than 75$ if possible...

Ammo box might be good if it can be vented. Hard to find one that is the right size...
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Re: Need waterproof enclosure (steel box) for project

Postby Loscocco » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:13 pm

jono wrote:This is essentially what I need:
http://www.solarpanelstore.com/solar-po ... nfo.1.html
[could be smaller, just needs to be like 7" deep]

Any ideas about junk/surplus stores in the bay area that have such stuff?

@Wade: I think I'll try to dumpster dive first -- don't want to pay more than 75$ if possible...

Ammo box might be good if it can be vented. Hard to find one that is the right size...



I have one EXACTLY like that sitting here at my house from an old job.. its painted over and shit but ill sell it to you for $1 less than that one :)
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Re: Need waterproof enclosure (steel box) for project

Postby jono » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:32 pm

Actually, needs vents -- this is the perfect thing with the lock and stuff:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Electrical-Enclosur ... 19ba1321ce

But it's too big and has a big hole in the back. I'm getting closer.
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Re: Need waterproof enclosure (steel box) for project

Postby Loscocco » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:39 pm

The one i have has a nice handle with a lock on it but i don't have the key.
and has a conduit hole on the bottom.
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Re: Need waterproof enclosure (steel box) for project

Postby windhorny » Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:07 pm

Is this replacing that fiberglass box on that aluminum bracket i made? that box will take a blow. I wouldnt worry about it too much. Just give it some good ventilation and shade it using the solar cell.
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