On 4/14/2011 11:56 PM, Jim W7RY wrote:
> Drill and thread? Why not just drill and install the fitting with a lock
> nut? What am I missing here?
What you are missing should be obvious and casts doubts on your ability
to perceive Jim <:-)) It was me suffering from the so-called "senior
moment" having only installed 30 or 40 of those in the past couple of
> Jim W7RY
> From: "K8RI on TT"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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
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>>> Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 19:17:14 -0500
>>> From: chas<email@example.com>
>>> 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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