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#37200 - 04/22/04 08:26 PM Q on temp "spider" boxes
Sparkeee32 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/04
Posts: 32
Loc: Federal Way WA USA
Is it a) legal to manufacture my own spyder box from UL components?
b) I was told they are around 500$, if that's so, then It'd be cool to make my own at a fraction of that and add it to my tool collection! It seems quite basic to manufacture one or two, basically copying an old dead spyderbox a general let me try and fix. It has a 50 amp twist recep male on one side, female on the other, think it's 6, 20 amp recepticles, and 2, 30 amp 240 volt recepticles. It'd be a fun project! Thanx! take care, Brian

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#37201 - 04/22/04 09:16 PM Re: Q on temp "spider" boxes
BigJohn Offline
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Registered: 03/06/04
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If each part was designed and listed specifically for the application in which it is being used, I don't see a problem with it. But I would still be hesitant about using these boxes for anything beyond personal use, just because of the liability you would incur should anything ever go wrong.

My $0.02

-John

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#37202 - 04/23/04 01:51 AM Re: Q on temp "spider" boxes
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I agree with John entirely and I would add that by the time you buy the parts and figure in labor you will not beat $500 by enough to make the liability worth while.

Curious as to the material you would make the box itself out of?

Bob
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