Message from discussion Non-metalic NEMA box--Observatory
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From: Tom Biasi <tombi...@optonline.net>
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Subject: Re: Non-metalic NEMA box--Observatory
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On 9/24/2012 3:17 PM, W. eWatson wrote:
> My observatory story continues. I've been getting some tips from a guy
> in Hawaii about how to proceed over the last 4 months. I finally decided
> to hire him to build some of the components in HI. He will then ship
> them to me, and I will do the installation, perhaps with an aid of a
> licensed electrician.
> Right now I'm buy the parts that he will need. He needs two NEMA
> non-metallic boxes that are about 2'x2'x8". Ideally, it would be good if
> I could find a place in HI that carries them. That we reduce shipment
> there. This morning I've called Grainger, ZORO, Graybar, and some
> suppliers in HI. Haven't tried Platt.
> So far the biggest box anyone can come up with is 18"x12"x8.7". Some
> ofthese boxes are selling at around $1000. Strangely, ZORO's is around
> $200-250. I guess my inexperience is at play here. I need to call the
> fellow to get some better details what he's after, and why that 2'x2'x8"
> request seems out of the cards.
> Anyway, I'm just throwing this msg out to the group for comments. $1000!???
> Strangely, when I decided to hire the guy, I found two more people like
> him that do observatory work. I'm sticking with HI though. They all do
> high quality work.
That is a strange size. The cost not only depends on the size but the
NEMA class. Ask him what class he needs and to explain that size.
Automation Direct has a good supply of enclosures.