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    If you don't like the look of boxes in the yard try this. Garbage cans with ribbons. A few inches from the bottom drill 2 holes to insert the ends of small bungee cords then use a tent stake on each side. Loop the bungee cord on the stake and you have a christmas present which will waterproof your box and connections. Here are pics of a BUD box and cover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruppro View Post
    If you are using the CG cases they have standoffs on the back, usually 2 at the top, I drill an 1/8" (maybe smaller 3/32"?) through the standoffs (but not into the case) and take a length of coat hanger wire that will fit between the standoffs w/ some to spare, slide it through the holes and bend the ends so it can't pull out, and that is the hanger for the cases, run a Zip tie through a hole in a standoff on the bottom around the PVC to keep it all in place.
    Brilliant ... I was wondering how to mount a CG on my roof for a diff receiver and power distro. I can use a brick clip on the chimney and hang the CG-1500 on that using this technique. Sweet. Thanks for the tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmiller View Post
    If you don't like the look of boxes in the yard try this. Garbage cans with ribbons. A few inches from the bottom drill 2 holes to insert the ends of small bungee cords then use a tent stake on each side. Loop the bungee cord on the stake and you have a christmas present which will waterproof your box and connections. Here are pics of a BUD box and cover.

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    Nice idea. I was thinking about building small boxes with the back exposed out of plywood and painting them to look like presents but if it covers it completely doesn’t this defeat the purpose of venting the enclosure? Unless the back of the garbage can has large holes cut out to allow air in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by curtinti View Post
    Nice idea. I was thinking about building small boxes with the back exposed out of plywood and painting them to look like presents but if it covers it completely doesn’t this defeat the purpose of venting the enclosure? Unless the back of the garbage can has large holes cut out to allow air in.


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    The bottom of the garbage can is about 2 inches above ground to allow airflow.

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    Nice idea with the trash can!

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    I use PVC stands

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    I use 36" pieces of 1/2" rebar and drive them down in the ground about 12". I have 3/4" PVC mounted to the back of all my CG1500 and CG2000 boxes. This allows me to slip the CG box right onto the rebar. This also gives me room for snow depths that can at times be 18" in depth by the first of December.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hockeyhunter1956 View Post
    I use 36" pieces of 1/2" rebar and drive them down in the ground about 12". I have 3/4" PVC mounted to the back of all my CG1500 and CG2000 boxes. This allows me to slip the CG box right onto the rebar. This also gives me room for snow depths that can at times be 18" in depth by the first of December.
    I used 2 aluminum blocks on the back of my boxes. Drilled a 3/8" hole through the bottom one and halfway through the top one. Then I used a 3/8" aluminum bar for mounting. Really easy to get out of frozen ground. Just used pliers to spin bar breaking loose from frozen ground and it comes right out. Put a marking on rod to indicate how far to drive into ground. Had issue with bar flattening on top when driving into ground but solved that by using another block on top of bar to drive in. Worked like a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hockeyhunter1956 View Post
    I use 36" pieces of 1/2" rebar and drive them down in the ground about 12". I have 3/4" PVC mounted to the back of all my CG1500 and CG2000 boxes. This allows me to slip the CG box right onto the rebar. This also gives me room for snow depths that can at times be 18" in depth by the first of December.
    This looks simple and easy.

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