- Jun 5, 2014
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Thank you!No need to keep the battery completely dry. It shouldn't effect it
I just want to make sure it doesn't get saturated because we get so much rain here. Of course, there is also the concern that a plastic box might lock moisture in, but hopefully that won't bug it too much-- sort of like how my truck's battery lasts ok.
I think just buying a pre-made box would be easier for me than building a wooden box. There is a high spot right next to the gate that I can set the box on. I'm debating between the boxes with the exterior terminals I can hook to, or one that has a wire running out (meant for a camera) or one with holes in the sides. I'm sort of leaning toward marine grade battery just because of the humidity/rain in this area.
I do have some questions:
1. Did you use the default screws that came with it or did you buy other ones?
2. Would automotive conduit work for protecting the wire underground or would I need something else?
3. How deep should I bury the wire? (It will be going under the dirt driveway
4. Any suggestions/recommendations on how to deal with delivery trucks or unannounced guests?
5. Have you ever set up any of the keypads/intercom systems? If so, are they worth it?
6. Have you ever installed it with the locking mechanism? Any tips or advice on that (things to avoid doing, etc).
My goal is to make it so delivery people can bring stuff in. Kinda wishing there was some sort of buzzer doorbell option that could be heard throughout the house and we could look out to see who is there and let them in. I also want to allow a couple of friends to be able to enter and leave on their own. I've ruled out a ground sensor for departing because my fat cows would probably trigger it.
Editing to add: If the included wire for the system isn't long enough, I'm thinking of getting this Mighty Mule 100' 16 gauge wire.