Wanted.. Small white box !

Jaws

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Need a white box ( almost any sort that is ABOUT 30mm x 30mm by a max of 20mm

It is to be used as a connector box on the outside of the van for a couple of wires.

I am fitting an LED strip under the awning. The only decent place to pick up the feed from is from an existing outside awning light ... But really all I am after is a wee box to terminate the LED strip(s) in to
I thought of using the capping from a bit of mini trunking but using just the capping is problematic as there is no surface on the back ( just the edges ) which I can glue to the body

It needs to be oblong rather than round as the LED strip is to be located hard up under a beading and a round something would not allow that ..

Anyone got any ideas ?:Smile:
 
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I am sure silkcut1105 ran wiring to his outside LEDs he might be able to advise.

Cant remember but I think he used the existing outside light somehow without the need for another external box.

Good luck = you know me completely non technical :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
 

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As you suggest.. a short piece of 15mm x 30mm mini trunking .. glue it to the van .. terminate cables, put lid on..

this will leave two open ends.. pump white silicone sealer into end of trunking until it comes out the other end.. then wipe excess off.. you have a waterproof sealed JB.

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Cheers folks.. Any other suggestions ? ( me being a skinflint and all that, getting one from Maplin works out to £11.00 which is actually MORE than the rest of the whole set up has come to LOL !! )

I will try my local stores re mini trunking but from memory it comes in three metre lengths
 

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Cheers folks.. Any other suggestions ? ( me being a skinflint and all that, getting one from Maplin works out to £11.00 which is actually MORE than the rest of the whole set up has come to LOL !! )

I will try my local stores re mini trunking but from memory it comes in three metre lengths

2mt lengths in B&Q and dirt cheap .. and always comes in handy, also comes with self stick backing :thumb:

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Mini trunking with self adhesive is cheap in Screwfix , 16x16mm 2 metres long £1.15
 

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Hi John if you are going to Southport I can take some trunking with me for you FREE OF CHARGE --let me know I am going in the morning sometime
terry

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Thanks all !!

Not doing Southport Terry but appreciate the kind offer

I will be ordering one of those fone connection boxes !

Funsters do good yet again !!

Thanks one and all :thumb:
 
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No worries Terry :Smile:
I have lobbed out and bought that wee box now mate :)

If it does not work out I will give you a shout though if thats ok :thumb:

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A friend of mine with a chieften removed the external light and fitted an led strip using the same screw holes,and it looks excellent no sign of any marking from the original light.
Alan
 
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I am going to fit the strip along the whole length of awning :Smile:
I am using the connections in the old light to power the strip up :thumb:
 

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No worries Terry :Smile:
I have lobbed out and bought that wee box now mate :)

If it does not work out I will give you a shout though if thats ok :thumb:

SORRY John I should have thought about posting some :Doh:
too late now but what about a telephone BB filter box ? I have loads of them ::bigsmile:
you could have job done before the other comes
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Again I thank you Terry :thumb:

But the box is bought now mate :)
 
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