I use Graybar boxes: Heavy-duty steel with weatherproof seals and an SPG
panel. Very nice.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Ralston [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 9:56 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: re: [TowerTalk] weatherproof boxes
> Joe asks:
> >Does anyone know of a good source for reasonably priced weatherproof
> >boxes ( either aluminum or stainless) that I could use to house such
> >things as polyphasers at the base of the towers?
> I bought boxes from my local electrical supply outfit. I used two
> boxes - one 48" x 30" x 10" at the tower base to hold polyphasers,
> stack match, six pack and one 16" x 14" x 6" at the house entry panel
> (300 feet away) to hold a second set of polyphasers. Cost was $549
> and $108 respectively (this may not be what you consider "reasonably
> These are heavy 12-gauge steel with baked epoxy enamel and
> NEMA type 4 (watertight - see
> http://www.ccsdualsnap.com/nema.htm for NEMA > definitions).
> Although more expensive and difficult to machine than
> aluminum, this results in a professional looking installation
> that the building inspector took one quick look at and signed off on.
> If you can't find an acceptable box at your local electrical supply,
> you can try the internet, but realize that even the small boxes are
> heavy (= shipping costs). Hammond Manufacturing and Hoffman are the
> big two manufacturers.
> Allied, Carlton-Bates, and Newark are all distributors.
> For construction tips and pictures email me direct.
> 73 de Bill N7VM
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