RE: Sealed Container for housing tuner, etc. Those plastic electrical boxes
work fine and, for smaller housings, the cast aluminum project boxes work
nicely. I utilize a little RTV to seal unwanted openings or leaks. You can
also install a tire valve assembly available at your local auto supply store
and put a few pounds of positive air pressure in the box to prevent moisture
incursion. You might still get some condensation, however. YMMV
73, Jack, W9GT
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Subject: TowerTalk Digest, Vol 100, Issue 30
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1. Re: TowerTalk Digest, Vol 100, Issue 27, Sealed container
needed for tuner (Terry G. Glagowski)
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:00:50 -0400
From: "Terry G. Glagowski" <TGlagowski@SBCglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 100, Issue 27, Sealed
container needed for tuner
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The TUPPERWARE containers lasted about 2 years at my QTH, then they got brittle
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 tight...
BUT... you need to put an opening for the cables... suggest you simply cut a
hole in the BOTTOM...
Perhaps glue a PVC pipe section into the hole if you want more than that...
Tightly sealed containers can lead to pressure differences with temperature and
barometric changes, and a hole lets the water from condensation OUT!
Last summer, I replaced all the TUPPERWARE boxes that surrounded junction points
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 probably
have a good choice there...
Terry / W1TR
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