Drill and thread? Why not just drill and install the fitting with a lock
nut? What am I missing here?
From: "K8RI on TT" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2011 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 100, Issue 27, Sealed
container needed for tuner
> On 4/14/2011 8:00 PM, Terry G. Glagowski wrote:
>> The TUPPERWARE containers lasted about 2 years at my QTH, then they got
>> and cracked apart... but for $9 was a good try!
>> The grey plastic electrical boxes available at Lowes / Home Depot for
>> about $25
>> might be a good bet...
>> They come with a rubber seal around the edges of a lid that screws on
>> BUT... you need to put an opening for the cables... suggest you simply
>> cut a
>> hole in the BOTTOM...
> Drill a hole and thread it (NPT) for fit the cable connectors made for
> the job. They come in different sizes that will fit most any cable
> including Rg8, 58m CAT5, LMR 400 and 600, rotator cable, ... etc.
> I use them for all cables not fitted to bulkhead connectors at the tower
>> Perhaps glue a PVC pipe section into the hole if you want more than
>> Tightly sealed containers can lead to pressure differences with
>> temperature and
>> barometric changes, and a hole lets the water from condensation OUT!
> The 3 and 4" conduit I use lets it breathe easily.
> Roger (K8RI)
>> Last summer, I replaced all the TUPPERWARE boxes that surrounded junction
>> at the base of towers, and installed these boxes around coax switches
>> that were
>> out in the weather for 5 years... If the tuner fits in it OK, you will
>> have a good choice there...
>> Terry / W1TR
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>> Subject: TowerTalk Digest, Vol 100, Issue 27
>> Message: 4
>> Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 19:17:14 -0500
>> From: chas<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Subject: [TowerTalk] Sealed container needed for tuner
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>> I want to mount an SGC-239 tuner on the tower below a vertical. but I
>> need a UV
>> proof, sealed, water tight container that I can put the tuner inside -
>> and then
>> put that tuner in a tupperware? into another container if it can be
>> found. And all of this as cheap as possible.
>> I think that NMEA cases are just too expensive but that might have to be
>> the end
>> chas k5dam
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