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Now that the sale is over, I'm looking for enclosures for my new cards. I've always got them from the "Broadband"store, but I guess there gone now. Anyone have a source for a cheap plastic enclosure.....................................Mike

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I have a plan!!! Sign up for cable, cancel service, take box off house. Sign up again, new box, cancel, take box again! Repeat and do the same with phone service!

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BrownOut wrote:

I have a plan!!! Sign up for cable, cancel service, take box off house. Sign up again, new box, cancel, take box again! Repeat and do the same with phone service!

ROFLMAO now thats funny, I can;t even offer any advise on where to get the boxes but I sure like this idea. :P

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http://www.primextelecom.com/index.php?page=enclosures



I purchased from these guys a few years ago when I bought about 12 or so. I believe they the maker of the LOR boxes but it was a pain in the ?@# to build the 90 degree brackets that LOR has. I also thought they shipped out of Canada??? Good luck on your venture ........

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I use these:

http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?mc=05&p=PVCB2GRY&d=Perfect-Vision-PVCB2GRY-Heavy-Duty-Enclosure-Boxes-%28PVCB2GRY%29&c=Cable%20Distribution&sku=

They do not have ports for cords but I drill them myself. I find a need to silicone some of the attachment holes but for the price they work great.

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Mark J. M. wrote:

I use these:

http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?mc=05&p=PVCB2GRY&d=Perfect-Vision-PVCB2GRY-Heavy-Duty-Enclosure-Boxes-%28PVCB2GRY%29&c=Cable%20Distribution&sku=

They do not have ports for cords but I drill them myself. I find a need to silicone some of the attachment holes but for the price they work great.

Mark.......do you know if the "PC" card with the large heat sinks will fit in these? Thats a good price if shipping isn't to much. Would love to see pics of your install if you have some...........Mike

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Yes they do. I have hi-power heat sinks on all of my boards and they fit fine. You do need to drill your own cable holes. They are as wide as the LOR enclosures and about 2 inches shorter. They are about an inch deeper. I am able to run all my cables without any problems.

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kellyhaglund wrote:

Hello Mike,



How many do you need?

Hi Kelly.......I need 4.......Thanks

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This site has good prices on great enclosures - demarc - waterproof, different sizes

http://www.hometech.com/hts/products/wiring/enclosures/weatherproof/index.html



By the way, I tried the $4.77 enclosure from Solid Signal. - they are not water proof, they have open holes in the back - you can seal with silicon, They are low quality and I cannot stress enough not water proof. I doubt that they would last long in the elements...

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Anyone have prices on those Primex boxes? Looks like P1000 is a close match for the LOR enclosures..

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When I purchased the Primix a few years ago they were about $12 each. Plus getting them across the border because the shipped from our neighbors up north. But it was a pain in the #$% when it came time to build/purchase the accessories to complete the box. An example would be the mounting screws, the 90 degree plate for the strain reliefs, ect....

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Hi, friskybri...

I use those... they work fine... I have 22 w/the high power heatsinks... you just need to determine how you want to mount the cards :smile:

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KenL_MCSE wrote:

This site has good prices on great enclosures - demarc - waterproof, different sizes

http://www.hometech.com/hts/products/wiring/enclosures/weatherproof/index.html


KenL, just want to thank you for finding this site and sharing. I like this box, it has the "S" type of seal around the box. Much like the box I was buying from YBBS. This site also has the locking F type connector that I am using with the YBBS boxes. In short, this site has what I was looking for.
Thanks again for sharing.

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Dan Dameron wrote:

Hi, friskybri...

I use those... they work fine... I have 22 w/the high power heatsinks... you just need to determine how you want to mount the cards :smile:


friskybri and Dan,

Thats the box I am going to get for sure. And Dan, thanks for the review. I was a little concerned that the security stud would cause a problem with remain open space being less than what I would need to mount the board Horizontal. Thanks to you gentlemen I now know what I will be using for my new controllers. Dang hope this place does not go the way of YBBS.

Thanks again

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Dan Dameron wrote:

Hi, friskybri...

I use those... they work fine... I have 22 w/the high power heatsinks... you just need to determine how you want to mount the cards :smile:

I echo Max's comments..thanks.

I managed to grab a dozen keptel enclosure off ebay for next to nothing after they went out of business...but these look as good or better....but I'm hoping I don't need to find out until next year...

Not sure which board you are using, but as I look at the dimensions of a CTB-16D with HP heatsinks, thinking it would only fit "vertically" to avoid the security stud, which then makes me wonder with the cable holes at the bottom.

Curious which board you are using..got any pics of one mounted in the box?

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Sorry, should've mentioned that I have all PC cards... I can see where the other cards might be an issue...

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I was disappointed that the Broadband store stopped selling the boxes. That's where I got the one for mounting my FM transmitter and DC-MP3 Showtime Director in, and was hoping to get a couple more of them a lot later on.

They still have my purchase invoice on site, but no longer carry any boxes.

Wonder why they stopped carrying them?



I e-mailed them, but never got a response as to how come they quit carrying the line of boxes they had sold last year(2010), when I bought mine.

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Orville wrote:


Wonder why they stopped carrying them?



This was the "retail" web channel for the parent company. The mgrs of the YBBS offered so many discounts and specials plus free shipping etc on the boxes that they were losing money.

Simple economics.

You can still order the boxes from the parent company, after submitting your business license and subject to their minimum order requirements

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