Originally Posted by d_ozz68
Does anyone know if a 6x3x2 project box would work? It's the largest one that my local Radio Shack sells and I really don't want to drive 30 miles to get a larger size if I don't need it. I'm planning on having the temp controller mounted to the "front" of the box similar to the picture that Walker posted on the previous page. Thanks!
It won't work very well. My controller is mounted on the 4x2 face in that pic, and you are talking about mounting it on a 3x2 face, right?
The controller itself is just under 3" wide, but there are plastic posts inside of the project box to receive the screws that hold the lid on, so you won't have a full 3" of width inside to work with. with the 4" wide face, the controller just barely fits between those screw posts. (You can see where the lid's screws go down in in the pic, and they are pretty much right beside the contoller's sides.)
Now... you could probably cut through the posts and maybe get it in there (the screws are short and don't need the full depth of the receiving post), but it would probably be a pain in the butt.
Unfortunately, you won't be able to turn it sideways and mount the controller on the 6x2 face either, because the controller would stick too deep into the box and wouldn't fit.