ANOTHER Night Box Thread...

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@Tom,
Do you use outdoor extension cords?
I have a waterproof electrical outlet with a ground fault interrupt on the back of my house.
I run OUTDOORS extension cords out to my timer that runs my tortoise CHE night box heaters.
There's another one that goes to my fish pond pumps.
Each junction is in a separate water proof plastic box.
I haven't found a way that looks good to run those cords. And the real issue has been the harsh Florida sun. The UV starts making the cords hard and a bit dangerous after about 3 years each.
I've considered burying them in pvc pipes. Or covering them in a garden hose.
Right now. They run across a garden trellis. More or less out of sight. But with little protection.
I've just ordered a new set of 14 gauge extra thick outdoor cords and another outdoor timer. Getting ready for our chilliest 54 degree Winter days.
Is cord replacement an issue elsewhere?
 

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@Tom,
Do you use outdoor extension cords?
I have a waterproof electrical outlet with a ground fault interrupt on the back of my house.
I run OUTDOORS extension cords out to my timer that runs my tortoise CHE night box heaters.
There's another one that goes to my fish pond pumps.
Each junction is in a separate water proof plastic box.
I haven't found a way that looks good to run those cords. And the real issue has been the harsh Florida sun. The UV starts making the cords hard and a bit dangerous after about 3 years each.
I've considered burying them in pvc pipes. Or covering them in a garden hose.
Right now. They run across a garden trellis. More or less out of sight. But with little protection.
I've just ordered a new set of 14 gauge extra thick outdoor cords and another outdoor timer. Getting ready for our chilliest 54 degree Winter days.
Is cord replacement an issue elsewhere?
I do. I use extension cords to go from the outlet into the box. I keep them as short as possible and bury them in PVC where I can. You can see that here:
 

Tom

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All the images are expired, any chance you’re willing to repost them?
Those images are lost, but here are two threads showing similar boxes:


And I'm happy to answer any questions. :)
 
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