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MX1 04-29-2013 05:17 PM

Enclosure
 
Looking for an enclosure in the 11 3/4" x 11 3/4" x 6" size range cheeper than $55 shipped, for some reason not having any luck on ebay.

If you got a link or lead please share :D

Tim

alien 04-29-2013 09:25 PM

The Husky diamond plate toolbox at HD might be worth a look, 20"x9"x9" for $26.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-20-in-Treadplate-Steel-Handbox-TB-520/202279042

machfive55 04-30-2013 12:52 AM

I went with a plastic enclosure from Home Depot. It was about the size you are requesting and it was cheap, about $30.

skepace 04-30-2013 01:06 AM

I would like to know the same, if there is one out there.

jCOSbrew 04-30-2013 03:18 AM

Some of the BUD Plc enclosures on amazon are in that size and price range. I used a smaller on 8x11 and it worked great for an eBIAB panel.

Spiny-Norman 04-30-2013 03:21 AM

how many computer u.p.s. boxes (Battery back ups) have you thrown away over the years.?
I've built many projects out of those. (If you don't need rain tite)

alien 04-30-2013 02:21 PM

Here's another cheap non-metallic option. I like this better than the Carlon junction boxes because it is lockable and has a hinge. Might not be deep enough though.

http://deepsurplus.com/Network-Structured-Wiring/Enclosure-Boxes/Non-Metallic-12-x-12-x-4-Enclosure-Box

Homercidal 04-30-2013 03:01 PM

I already have a control panel, but was hesitant to put all of the stuff in it. Reason being that the 50A cord I have is very thick and heavy and it wouldn't suit the pedestal mounted panel very well and would be heavy and unwieldy. I would prefer to place the guts in a box inside the brew stand and just have the control panel for buttons and switches, etc.

This thread has provided a few great examples of things I could use for under the rig, mounting the cables close to the kegs and actually providing a few feet more of cord length.

In my case I discovered an old, large KVM switch box that I think I can use for my purposes. If not, then I have a few alternatives that def will.

MX1 04-30-2013 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alien (Post 5154969)
Here's another cheap non-metallic option. I like this better than the Carlon junction boxes because it is lockable and has a hinge. Might not be deep enough though.

http://deepsurplus.com/Network-Structured-Wiring/Enclosure-Boxes/Non-Metallic-12-x-12-x-4-Enclosure-Box

4inches is cuttin git close, but it might work.....

Tim

alien 04-30-2013 10:24 PM

Probably best to go deeper... I managed to fit a PID in a 4" deep box, but some are longer than others.


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