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    Default Has anyone mounted ammo boxes on a Mega Tree (center) post?

    The CG-1500 or HC-2500 seem to be a good fit for this, but they are currently made from Unobtanium. Surprisingly, despite the injection mold plastic shortage, the ammo crates on Amazon are still available (though prices seem to have gone up). Has anyone used one of these crates and mounted them to a post? If so, please share your thoughts and recommendations. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Has anyone mounted ammo boxes on a Mega Tree (center) post?

    I have been using the MTM30 ammo boxes for the past several years. I have most of them mounted to 1/2" PVC pipe to slip over rebar. I keep the hinge to the top. They work great like that.
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    Default Re: Has anyone mounted ammo boxes on a Mega Tree (center) post?

    How do you mount the ammo box on the pipe? Drill holes through the back and use U-clamps? How do you secure the electronics inside - I see no mounting locations.

    Quote Originally Posted by TomL8345 View Post
    I have been using the MTM30 ammo boxes for the past several years. I have most of them mounted to 1/2" PVC pipe to slip over rebar. I keep the hinge to the top. They work great like that.

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    Default Re: Has anyone mounted ammo boxes on a Mega Tree (center) post?

    Quote Originally Posted by ags0000 View Post
    How do you mount the ammo box on the pipe? Drill holes through the back and use U-clamps? How do you secure the electronics inside - I see no mounting locations.
    I hot glue 2 pieces of 3/8 x 3/8 wood across the short ends of the box.
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    I then drill through the PVC pipe and case into these blocks from the outside
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    I use the JDeation.com double-decker layout tool. I customize for the components I am using and fabricate myself out of plexiglass (but you can use plywood as well). I mount this assembly to the two wooden blocks from the inside
    20211017_172527_HDR.jpg
    I drill through the case below the latches to accept cable glands for my wiring
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    2013 - 128 Channels - 10,000 LED lights - 7 sequences (2 New)
    2014 - 201 Channels - upgrading 8 Arches to dumb RGB - 8+ sequences (1+ New)
    2015 - 240 Channels + 8 Universes - sequences TBD
    2016 - No Display
    2017 - Back in the Game - 240 Renard Channels + 12 Universes
    2018 - 256 Renard and 9 Falcon Outputs of Pixels - 16 sequences shown over 2 nights
    2019 - 256 Renard and 9 Falcon Outputs of Pixels - 16 sequences shown over 2 nights
    2020 - Emergency Conversion to Falcon F48 with limited wireless

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