Power Box Carrier

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-20-2016 04:00 PM 1620 views 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Each year at our festival we use this power distribution box for the electrical needs in the pavilion. Typically it lays on the ground in there and when stored in the barn. It is like winding up a 30ft anaconda with the #6-4 wire cable.
I made this carrier to make it easier to transport, use and store for this weekend’s festival and for the future.

It is made from maple plywood with screws, glue and pockets screws to make it sturdy enough to last a few years.
It is 18” x 28” x 30” high and painted with black satin acrylic paint.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 07-20-2016 04:27 PM

Cool Jim, good idea. A lot better than laying on the ground. How about a red or yellow paint for caution purposes?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 07-20-2016 06:30 PM

COOL solution to the problem!

It will allow the box to last longer and stay cleaner!

... a win win solution!

Good job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 07-20-2016 06:32 PM

Is the whole thing GFI protected somehow??

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#4 posted 07-20-2016 06:36 PM

Nice work!


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#5 posted 07-20-2016 07:07 PM

Nice Jim

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#6 posted 07-20-2016 08:04 PM

Keeping things nice & tidy Jim plus adding to the overall public safety, well done for the group

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 07-20-2016 09:04 PM

Good job Jim, is it 220v or 110v and what are the max Amps??

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#8 posted 07-20-2016 09:27 PM

Looks like that should do very well!

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#9 posted 07-20-2016 10:00 PM

Jim. This is a very nice power supply. Nice work. I’ll leave it to you about the code, etc.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 07-20-2016 10:09 PM

That looks handy. Great job.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#11 posted 07-20-2016 10:21 PM

Thanks for the nice comments.

This is a new circuit that was run out there since the church burned two years ago so I would expect it to be protected by the local codes what ever they require. This box takes the 220V line that is run to the pavilion and spits it into many 120 volt outlets like the breaker box in your house. I don’t know the electrical specifications of any of it. I just wanted it to be easy to move and store and get it off the floor.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 07-20-2016 10:43 PM

Well done and keeping it of the floor and making it easy to transport sure adds to safety also like the cord holder that’s a plus .


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#13 posted 07-21-2016 12:05 AM

Very neat Jim

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#14 posted 07-21-2016 04:11 AM

See a need and address it. Kudos to you Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#15 posted 07-21-2016 05:45 AM

You have an answer for every problem Mate. And this is no exception.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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