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    I have just finished the first of four enclosures for SS24s. I wanted an enclosure that could hide behind a shrub and have no dongles. I had read an earlier thread about an enclosure using a fence post and that got my wheels turning. The legs are removable for storage and is designed to be buried a couple of inches in the flowerbed. The total cost of each enclosure is about $45 but keep in mind that it requires no extension cords (24) or SPT wire and plugs. The Renard board is mounted inside horizontally but at a slight angle just in case there was condensation. This design would work for a SS8 and a SS16 also. I will post more pics of the construction and the insides later.

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    Wow..

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    I think we've created a monster! Great work, sets the bar pretty high for the rest of us. Thank you for the great pictures.
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    Very Clean! Love it. Would like to see a how to.

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    Very nice. I would love to see more on the construction, and what you use to house the outlets
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    I will post more pics either tonight or tomorrow. At a high level, I cut one side off of a 5"x5" fence post and that is used for the legs. I then built a simple box frame out of 1" vinyl corner molding (for outside corners). I placed the sockets on the box frame and then mount the board to the back using left over pieces of the corner molding. So the whole box frame including sockets and board, comes out the bottom for maintenance. When the box frame is inserted in to the post, it is inserted 1/2 inch deeper than the edge of the cut off side of the post. This will allow water to drip off the side.

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    That is a beautiful thing!

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    That is AWESOME...

    must... build... one....
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    That is some super nice work!!
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    I tried this once last year but it didn't work too well for me.
    There were two things you did that I didn't that messed me up.
    1) I put plugs on 2 sides to make the enclosure smaller. I thought great 6 twin plugs on each side, until the last step when I had everything ready to go in and I realized that plugs on both sides caused My RenSS24 board to not to fit. <slaps forehead>
    2) I also tried to cut out the holes for the plugs with a Dremel in the side of the fence post. Needless to say it made a big mess with white pvc dust and the holes were not very straight.

    Your rendition is much better than mine.
    In the end I just went with the Keptel Demarcation enclosures.

    P.S. I got the idea to do it from XmasInGalt and subsequently failed where you succeeded.
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