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Old 09-27-2019, 06:37 PM   #1
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I want to put a splice box in a warehouse floor that has forklift traffic. What can I use? Ipex makes a highway box for vehicular traffic but I can’t wait for delivery.
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:46 PM   #2
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Forklifts are very heavy. I would wait for the highway box.
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Forklifts have a lot of counterweight on the back, but often only have little (and hard) wheels.

I would be worried about doing this myself. Is someone else doing the concrete work? No one engineered this work and speced a box?
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Wait for something traffic rated. Needs a flush, bolted lid too so it doesn't get fubared.
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Or maybe have the box lower than the floor a little and put a cover over it? Like a metal plate or something?
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There are lots of floor boxes suitably rated, try different manufacturers.

https://fsrinc.com/documents/spec-sh...sheet-pdf/file

I have seen people screw up the layout and put regular floorboxes where the forklifts run over them. Quickly mangled, safety issue, no good.
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Over cut the hole and leave a lip above the box. Cover it with 3/8" steel plate.
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I would be worried about doing this myself. Is someone else doing the concrete work? No one engineered this work and speced a box?
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Over cut the hole and leave a lip above the box. Cover it with 3/8" steel plate.
Yes, I was thinking the same thing. Power is down and temperatures are going below freezing. I scraped ice off the windshield this morning.
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Forklifts have a lot of counterweight on the back, but often only have little (and hard) wheels.

I would be worried about doing this myself. Is someone else doing the concrete work? No one engineered this work and speced a box?
Why would I want something that a techy found with Google?
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So it’s someone else’s liability.
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I'm just old enough to remember when guys at plants "fabricated" just about anything out of steel. But those days are over. If you install something that's lacking a "rating" and it fails, causing injury or worse. You asx is going to be on fire, with your head catching as your insurance company has to deal with the fall out. Today's speedy delivery will get you what you need. Buy it off the shelf with a RATING on it, whatever the need might be.
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If you want to get arts and craftsy you could use a road rated handhole, and install your box inside the handhole. The handhole wouldn't be an electrical vault, you'd be using it like a sleeve around the conduit and box.

http://www.concastinc.com/hand_holes...ated/index.php

The suppliers that sell to highway contractors and precast plants may have these locally.
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If you want to get arts and craftsy you could use a road rated handhole, and install your box inside the handhole. The handhole wouldn't be an electrical vault, you'd be using it like a sleeve around the conduit and box.

http://www.concastinc.com/hand_holes...ated/index.php

The suppliers that sell to highway contractors and precast plants may have these locally.
We've done this at the Airport, which includes areas where Aircraft taxi(drive) over.
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There are times when a forklift can be way heaver than a forklift. How much load on the lift during delivery has to be taken into consideration also.

The recess box with a steel plate is the best suggestion so far. And make sure you get a CSA sticker on it if there is more than two wire nuts involved.
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There are times when a forklift can be way heaver than a forklift. How much load on the lift during delivery has to be taken into consideration also.

The recess box with a steel plate is the best suggestion so far. And make sure you get a CSA sticker on it if there is more than two wire nuts involved.
Um, we use marrettes, not wire nuts.
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Well yes, but down here in the south we are real men. So we have nuts.
Waj you call that girly thing again? Serviettes?
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Waj you call that girly thing again? Serviettes?
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