At 03:15 PM 2004-01-07, Jim Lux wrote:
>How UV resistant are the Rough Totes?
>A lot of the plastic containers get pretty brittle when out in the sun all the
I've had my Omega Match capacitors for my shunt-fed tower in a Rubbermaid
container for about fifteen years now, at two different locations. As far as I
can tell, the container is like new, except for the entry and exit holes I
punched in it when I first installed it. Mine sits upright on the ground, with
a cinder block in it to keep it from walking around in a breeze. The lid
quickly collects water in its depressions on top, but nary a drop gets inside.
In both locations it's been in a moderately wooded area, however, so there has
not typically been prolonged sun loading on it. $4 / 15 years = a little over
25 cents a year.....
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