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Old 12-15-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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Question DIY Box on Y for batteries, LP bottles & stuff

DIY Box on the Y for batteries, LP bottles & stuff like electrical cable, water hose etc.
Dimond Box on the Y kind off too expensive...
Thinking to build one out of PT plywood, with a few rainproof vents. May be install a 12V computer fan for better ventilation. And make a room there for 2x30 LP propane bottles as well. That will save me $250 dimond box + $75 plastic cover to LP bottles - total over $375. Lumber& PT plywood = under $50!
May be will have some room on the front of the box for spare tire??
Anyone build something like this?
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:53 AM   #2
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Just a FYI, don't put batteries and propane bottles in same enclosure. if there would be a spark, you could have a fire.

propane should be vented but not with a fan unless explosion proof. (an explosion proof fan costs a lot more than $375!!)

just something to think about.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:38 AM   #3
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Just a FYI, don't put batteries and propane bottles in same enclosure. if there would be a spark, you could have a fire.

propane should be vented but not with a fan unless explosion proof. (an explosion proof fan costs a lot more than $375!!)

just something to think about.
This is good advice.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:50 PM   #4
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Thank you for a feedback. Than I have to make just one self vented Battery+Storage box and get plastic LP cover...
Thanks again!
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:28 PM   #5
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Here's what we carry the 1lb propane bottles in.

they are kept in a storage compartment.












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Old 12-17-2012, 05:25 PM   #6
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Here's what we carry the 1lb propane bottles in.
they are kept in a storage compartment.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:19 PM   #7
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Well... if you need to carry few bottles you can use PVC pipe under trailer, like the one for sewer, just make a pull tab, so you can move them out of the tube!
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Here's what we carry the 1lb propane bottles in.

they are kept in a storage compartment.












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LOL... I have a skinny cabinet under the stove that i had no clue what would fit in there, so i made a system similar to this to carry liqueur And wine bottle. I lined the bottom of the holder with mini cell foam to cushion during travel.
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