Mounting Weatherproof Box - Can Lugs be on Top/Bottom?

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Old 11-30-17, 10:52 AM
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Mounting Weatherproof Box - Can Lugs be on Top/Bottom?

I am mounting a weatherproof box, but the legs are making it not fit correctly. They are correctly on the left/right sides, which is how I usually see them. Can I move them to the top/bottom (see picture)? I wasn't sure if that's permitted. I apologize if that's a dumb question. Also, what is the best type of screw to secure the box. Ideally, I would like something that doesn't rust. Thanks!

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Usually the mounting feet only will attach on the sides.
If they can attach to the top and bottom... that should be fine too.

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The image should be there now.
 
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Perfect. Yes.... those feet can be used like that.
 
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That mounting tap can be mounted 3 different ways. Vertically, horizontally, and at 45 angle.
You can also drill holes inside and screw from side the box. Just make sure to put some caulk to keep water out.
When you install fittings or caps to the box, put some thread sealant to the thread as well. Not too big of a deal when the box is mounted horizontally, but when it is mounted vertically, water will drip inside of the box and collect inside.
 

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Since we're giving away our trade secrets.... I always drill a 1/8" hole in the bottom of the box for water to drain out. It doesn't matter how well you seal the top of the box or the plate.... water always gets in.
 
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Also, what is the best type of screw to secure the box. Ideally, I would like something that doesn't rust.
Ideally? A stainless steel wood screw. Or any exterior coated deck style screw. Zinc galvanized screws are often used... but I have seen them rust pretty quickly.
 
 

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