Outdoor extension lead enclosure

Submitted: Monday, Oct 07, 2013 at 21:47
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Earlier this year there was a thread about protecting extension cord plugs and sockets from the weather. I need an enclosure to cover the end of the extension cord where the pump is plugged into it. The circuit does have an RCD on it. The power is for our pump for the rainwater tank. At the moment I just have a sheet of plastic covering it and do not really want to make a big box to go over the whole lot. I need to be able to get the pump out quickly. I just want a box/enclosure to cover the plug and socket.

Anyone got any ideas?

Phil
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Reply By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Monday, Oct 07, 2013 at 22:04

Monday, Oct 07, 2013 at 22:04
You can get one from Bunnings.
Extension Lead Cover
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Monday, Oct 07, 2013 at 22:09

Monday, Oct 07, 2013 at 22:09
I went through Bunnings online cattle dog and only saw a cheap one. Not that one.

Thanks Rod

Phil
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Follow Up By: Jos - Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 13:28

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 13:28
I've had one of these on an outside extension lead for 18months. Sealed very well and stood up to rain and salt air.
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Reply By: The Bantam - Monday, Oct 07, 2013 at 22:54

Monday, Oct 07, 2013 at 22:54
Jaycar also have a specifically designed box...the small one for just the extension cord and a bigger one that will contain a powerboard.

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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 09:21

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 09:21
Thanks Bantam

Phil
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 09:22

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 09:22
Phil,

Clipsal make a weatherproof cover, for protecting plugs/sockets of extension leads. They are a bright orange, and fit over the lead, and the 2 halves screw together to form a tight seal.

Just not sure if these would suit you, as I'm assuming the pump you mentioned may have a moulded plug?

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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 10:56

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 10:56
Saw them. The 437SAS ones. Unfortunately no IPP rating. I could use them but would have to add a bit of sealer to the holes for the cable. That would make it hard to relocate the pump. I need to get out soon and have a look and now have three options. Thanks Rob

Phil
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Follow Up By: oldtrack123 - Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 11:00

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 11:00
Hi Phil
Have you considered just having a LONGER lead for the pump itself??


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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 11:23

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 11:23
The extension is from a waterproof wall outlet up under the eaves and across up high to the tank. The conduit protection makes that a bit hard.

Thanks.
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Reply By: Mikee5 - Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 14:41

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 14:41
A quick and dirty idea for you. Put a bucket on the ground upside down, put the plug on top of the bucket bottom, put another bucket over the top then weigh it all down with a brick. All off the ground, rain proof and it can air as well.
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 14:53

Tuesday, Oct 08, 2013 at 14:53
I put an old rubbish bin, a bit bigger than a bucket, over it as a temporarily cover, fifteen years ago. Thanks mate.

It's about time I did something better. At least the extension cord is in conduit. I am not all bad.

Phil
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