Originally Posted by CrushnYuba
It's so weird that the knock outs are on the side! There are none on the bottom. I wish i could flip the whole enclosure sideways but It's only cec/nec certified to be "weatherproof while in use" the way i installed it with the hinge at the top!
I COULD drill a hole on the bottom but I use waterproof glands so it doesn't really matter. I just set that one up today. I was mid install and hadn't installed the gland for the wires coming in on the right. You can see the gland for the cable coming in on the left though. They work really well.
I use those all the time. The box and the connectors.
When using a box like that I always ignore the knockouts and make my own. I also drill an 1/8" hole in both bottom corners as a weep hole.
If it ever gets frost or snow on it, the electronics inside will heat it up enough to get condensation on the inside and can cause a water build up. The weep holes prevent that. And their small enough bees and wasps can't build a nest in them. You might get some smaller spiders, but that's it.
Although you haven't really lived until you've tried to run away from a nest of angry wasps.