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That's why they are called weatherproof enclosures.

Yes I understand that they are "weatherproof" but I have experienced many things in my industry that call themselves weatherproof and by no means where they weatherproof.

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This will be my first year having 2 contollers in the winter elements. Are the plastic enclousers ok to leave in the snow, wind and rain or should I cover them up.

I buy those larger storage bins from Home Depot and put everything in there. I cut a hole in top of the finger grips on the inside for wire to pass through under an awning of sorts.

I think this looks a little better than seeing the 16 pigtails per a controller. And I also store other things in there - like for the one on the roof, I leave some duct tape, zip ties, light string mounting clips, etc. so I don't have to come back down if I need a little maintenance while up there.

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Yes I understand that they are "weatherproof" but I have experienced many things in my industry that call themselves weatherproof and by no means where they weatherproof.

Ask yourself. Is a picture worth more than a thousand words? ;)

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Weatherproof has varying levels. I wouldn't go so far as to submerge them in water, but installed correctly they can handle the elements.

Your best bet is to mount them up-right, with the pigtails off the ground.

Out of the way of sprinklers or direct spray into the cord connections. Yes, for those of you in the snow, we still water our lawns during December.

Scott

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A gurgling shout out from Oregon, so far, they can handle the rain. We've had 15 inches of rain here in the last month. Seems most of it however has come through the last week and a half as I have been outside setting up in it all day long. My lawn looks like a mud pit in some places where I have to walk between elements. So yes, as and Oregonian, I'll vouch for the rain part. And if I watered my lawn in November or December, I think the men in the long white coats would haul me off for sure. We're expecting more than two more inches of rain when it starts raining here again in the middle of the week.

I had to check the rain totals for my area, I guess I was off, depending on where you were in my local area, totals varied from 14 to nearly 16 inches. If I had a way to quickly post a photo (it's dark outside) I'd show you a birdbath in my display area that filled with more than three inches of rain in just two days. I had dumped it and moved it to put in an element and by late the next day it was nearly full.

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