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Old 03-17-2017, 10:29 AM
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Default NEMA 12 Enclosure

Is there any time that a NEMA 12 enclosure can be used outside? I know its an indoor enclosure, but the prints are calling for it and its outside in a ball field. It clearly calls for a Saginaw NEMA 12 enclosure. Just wondering if I am missing something.

http://www.clrwtr.com/PDF/Saginaw/Sa...Enclosures.pdf
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Here are the NEMA classifications: https://www.nema.org/Products/Docume...sure-types.pdf
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Other than the architect rewriting the plans , maybe use the SS version and build a small shelter for it...
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I rather hate these standards organizations. Almost like lawyers, they specify stuff so you have no easy way of knowing which is which. Mealy-mouthed weasel-wording. This and this, and this or that aside from this other...

But aside from that, a NEMA 12 sealed shut with silicone seal should be about like a NEMA 3 or 4.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:33 PM
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Other than the architect rewriting the plans , maybe use the SS version and build a small shelter for it...
Stainless enclosures are either NEMA 4 or NEMA 4X $$$$


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I rather hate these standards organizations. Almost like lawyers, they specify stuff so you have no easy way of knowing which is which. Mealy-mouthed weasel-wording. This and this, and this or that aside from this other...

But aside from that, a NEMA 12 sealed shut with silicone seal should be about like a NEMA 3 or 4.
Some NEMA 12 cans are allowed to be modified to NEMA 3R by drilling small holes in the bottom of the can for drainage, consult manufacturers catalog to see if it is permitted, but the steel is probably not galvanized & will rust.
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