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    Looking for a good outdoor chemical cabinet.

    Does anyone know of or have a good, corrosive-chemical-rated, outdoor chemical cabinet that they recommend?

    I'm looking for something that I can lock with a padlock, won't corrode obviously, fairly priced and decently sized. I think as far as size goes, I'd take anything that's not wider than 4 or 5 feet.

    Any suggestions? Thanks as always!
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    Re: Looking for a good outdoor chemical cabinet.

    I'm a big fan of that first one. All my searches were turning up industrial-grade corrosive chemical cabinets that looked like they belonged on a factory floor.

    Thanks for the links!
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    Re: Looking for a good outdoor chemical cabinet.

    I think if you're going to store MA in there, I'd drill a few air holes in the back to allow for the vapors to get out? MA comes with caps that allow vapor out (even though they look tight) so you don't wanna up and open that box and pass out from the smell, LOL.

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    Re: Looking for a good outdoor chemical cabinet.

    Definitely not a bad idea, lol, that would be a very unpleasant surprise!
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    Re: Looking for a good outdoor chemical cabinet.

    I wanted a locked storage box outside for my chems, too, but I've read here:

    OK to store MA outside (in the heat). Chlorine not so much.

    Storing MA and Chlorine in the same place, especially in a closed in area, can be dangerous (if the two ever get mixed together it results in an extremely toxic gas).

    But for one or the other, I've had great luck with the Suncast brand. I have a bunch of them. Two of these for pool toys:

    Shop Suncast 52-in L x 29-in W 124-Gallon Java Resin Deck Box at Lowes.com
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    Re: Looking for a good outdoor chemical cabinet.

    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    Something like this-

    Lifetime 116 Gallon Deck Box
    Maddie
    That is exactly what I use, but note the hinges and lift arm pistons will rust.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by YippeeSkippy View Post
    I think if you're going to store MA in there, I'd drill a few air holes in the back to allow for the vapors to get out? MA comes with caps that allow vapor out (even though they look tight) so you don't wanna up and open that box and pass out from the smell, LOL.

    Maddie
    Probably not a bad idea (I haven't done it), but in 3 years I have never had any discernible MA odor when opening.
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