Masters Outdoor Weatherproof Boxes

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  1. ewanh

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    Hi All,

    A week or so ago, we had a discussion on waterproof boxes, and it was mentioned that there was $10 Weatherproof Outdoor Electrical boxes at Masters, the new hardware chain. I managed to stop by a store and was so impressed I bought their entire stock..... (ok it was only 3, but it sounds impressive)

    They seem a very study box, can hold a power supply and have very weatherproof looking glands. I have taken a few photos to show everyone, as I know a few members can't get to their local store.

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/81590665/outdoor%201.JPG

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/81590665/outdoor%202.JPG

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/81590665/outdoor%203.JPG

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/81590665/outdoor%204.JPG

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/81590665/outdoor%205.JPG

    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/81590665/outdoor%206.JPG

    If some of our rural members can;t get them, I might be willing to act as a distribution centre and collect a few then post at cost.

    regards,
    Ewan
     
  2. DougieB

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    Look good Ewan
    2 questions, how much and can the lid be locked/secured
     
  3. harrisonk

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    I Know that they are an cheap $10. I have order 25 of them from my local masters and am waiting for them to be in stock
     
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    $10 each

    The clasp looks like it could be locked or cable tied closed.

    Ewan
     
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    Yes these can be locked.

    BTW the new Masters at North Lakes (Brisbane) have HEAPS of these in stock too. Way more than I have ever seen at Tingalpa or Morayfield.
     
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    Is there anywhere on these boxes that allow airflow through it?
     
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    Kaden Pixels! I need more pixels!

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    No, but that is a good point. What mods are people doing for air flow?
     
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    Would a drilled hole with a peice of 25 or 40mm pipe glued/siliconed in to the highest part on the side (horizontal mounted) be sufficient? You would need to put a piece of flyscreen or shade cloth over it to stop the bugs/insects too.
     
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    I know this is a bit old but just in case you weren't away Masters do a very nice postage deal. I got three of these boxes and a couple of wall lights for my house and total postage was $11. The box all the stuff came in was huge so $11 is a bargain. It was also very fast, 3 days from Brisbane to Darwin. Looks like Masters got a sweet deal with Aust Post!

    Cheers

    Glenn
     
  12. anon

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    Agreed....there is none better for postage, and nor value for the box. I had 6 arrive this week (probably only need 4, but hey at this price!?!). By volume its 400x300x600mm, sent from Qld, for $9.


    I'm sure someone is losing money somewhere along the line here!!
     
  13. Lanas kids lights

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    Hi just wondering how big of a power board fits in these, as the closet masters is 4 hours way, so I thought I would ask other members what size power board fits in size one, thanks
     
  14. djgra79

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    What are the dimensions of this box? Could it fit a PSU & a DC48 comfortably (if these were to be mounted on a board within the box?)

    Cheers, Graham
     
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    There is a wise old saying that if one could possibly do anything more than once a template should be made.

    This is my template of the board I used to mount my LOR DC controllers into Masters boxes.

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    The cutouts on the corners are moulded areas for mounting the boxes to a wall/board and the cutout at the bottom is for the weatherproof gland.

    The box should handle a 4-socket powerboard (the gland only has 5 recesses.

    Does that help somewhat?

    Cheers!
     

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