Hey guys, I was just wondering, do we really need a waterproof box rated for outdoor use when we are just going to punch holes and cut into these. I ask because my brother works in the surgical repair business and has access to large aluminum boxes called genesis boxes.
The NEMA enclosures are typically used due to their availability. It is not a requirement and many different types of boxes are used for this application. Since we are not doing this for commercial purposes, it is your choice. Please keep safety in mind with your selection.
It is easier to do things right the 1st time rather than to explain why it wasn't when you have to do it the 2nd time.
It'll be mounted on a wall away from the stand. I gained a healthy respect for electricity from 10 years of remodeling my dads house when I was a kid. I am lucky enough to have a father in law who was an electrician so I will be paying him in beer to help me run all the electrical in the basement/brewhouse.