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Subject: [TowerTalk] re: weatherproof boxes
From: "Bud Hippisley, K2KIR" <>
Date: Wed, 07 Jan 2004 15:27:08 -0500
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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..... 

Bud, K2KIR  


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