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Went to my local Home Depot today, and lo and behold, they are stocking the Orbit boxes. Shelf price is 29.99. I thought this was a little more than I wanted to spend on a plastic box with a rubber seal, then I noticed the GFI duplex outlet.

I assume I can rip that out and use it. Anyone happen to know if it's rated as 20 amp feed-through like most? (15 amp for receptacles, 20 amp for feed/circuit). This has a real value to me of around $9.33, since I needed to buy one for each circuit anyway. Makes the box cost only $20.67... that I can handle.

They only had 6 on the shelf (looked like that was their starting inventory level), I'm going to need 8. Should I gamble to see if I can get an end-of-season clearance price? There are at least 5 Home Depots within comfortable driving distance. Probably not worth the gamble considering gas prices.

In summary:

1) Can I reuse the GFI's in a standard electrical box?

2) Are they 20 amp feed through?

3) What kind of discount does Home Depot use on end-of-summer clearance items typically?

Thanks!

Moving Target in NC

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movtarget wrote:

In summary:

1) Can I reuse the GFCI's in a standard electrical box?

2) Are they 20 amp feed through?

3) What kind of discount does Home Depot use on end-of-summer clearance items typically?

Answers:

1) Most likely. Show us a picture.

2) I am not sure, it would depend on the outlet itself. If the outlet itself is 20 amps then it will probably have a 20 amp feed through.

3) The most common is 10%, I have seen them go up to 25%. You may have to be on close lookout though, because usually they only give good discounts to their seasonal items.
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For extra protection, give your LOR boxes the GFI! Just wire a plug to the input on the outlet for power, and now, you can youse your controllers on an inside circut without worrying about water!





--Daniel L

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Remember to compare to Lowes. Purchase the more expensive one, then take it back for 10% off after showing them the lower price at the competitor.

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They'll do a price match/beat right on the spot. no need to purchase and take back. They can do it at the register. that's what I did for my 3.

HD had them for 25.99

Lowes had them for 28.99



Lowes gave em to me at the register for $25.69.....if i did my math right. :)

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that's right. it is (and was). it has been awhile since i bought them. i was using the Best buy / Circuit City pricematch where they only give 10% of the difference.

so i guess i got them for $23.39 each.

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llbarnes wrote:

So you went through the hassle of buying it then taking it back adn showing the other lower price????

I think the way it works is that you tell the store before you buy and then they will sell it at the lower price.

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Gotcha,

Well, I went the purchase first route just to make sure they did the difference plus 10%. Paid for the Tax basically.

Now I may end up taking them back since I don't find them to be very water tight at all. Uuuugghhh.

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