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Old 10-15-2007, 11:52 AM   #1
James Anthony Slack
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increase box height

I went the easy route and bought the "20" inch irrigation box from Home Depot. Now I want to make it higher. I thought I saw a previous post on how to do this or anyone got a suggestion?
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:30 AM   #2
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Re: increase box height

We have used our 20KG bumpers to add 3 1/2 inches (per bumper) to our 24 inch boxes. If you have thick bumper plates this may work for you.
Here is a pic from CrossfitNC to illistrate: (link WFS)
http://www.crossfitnc.com/cfworkouts.../kevinjump.jpg


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Old 10-16-2007, 06:38 AM   #3
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Re: increase box height

Unfortunately I don't have access to bumper plates, so I will have to go another route. Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:09 AM   #4
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Re: increase box height

James,

If you buy a second box and stack them, you'll get another 4-5" and it will be solid.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:35 AM   #5
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Re: increase box height

I thought about that, but the irrigation boxes are $38.00 a pop. I was hoping to build something cheap that my current box could either sit in/on. I might just end up building a second higher box. Thanks
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:30 AM   #6
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I thought about that, but the irrigation boxes are $38.00 a pop. I was hoping to build something cheap that my current box could either sit in/on. I might just end up building a second higher box. Thanks
4x4's w/ grip tape? Maybe route out a groove to keep it from sliding off? Or run a bolt through the bottom of the wood up through a hole in the irrigation box and secure w/ a wing nut for quick(er) changes.

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Old 10-16-2007, 08:46 AM   #7
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Re: increase box height

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I thought about that, but the irrigation boxes are $38.00 a pop. I was hoping to build something cheap that my current box could either sit in/on. I might just end up building a second higher box. Thanks
where do they sell for $38/box? from my experience, those irrigation boxes sell for like $20 at Lowes and they're even a couple bucks cheaper at specialty irrigation shops.
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Old 10-16-2007, 09:42 AM   #8
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Re: increase box height

I use the 12 and 8 inch tall NDS valve boxes sold at Lowes with top surface of 21 by 15 inches.
WS & FS link to NDS valve boxes here:
http://www.ndspro.com/products/?prod=Valve%20Box

I stack the 8 inch box on top of the 12 inch box, passing a bungee cord through the cutouts/handles of the lower box, then attach the hooks up on the raised edge of the 8 inch box. No problems so far.

Maybe you can do the same with your 20 inch box on the bottom, giving you about 28 inch height.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:11 AM   #9
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Re: increase box height

On the $38.00 cost it was at Home Depot.
But today must be my lucky day because I got bored at lunch and went to Play It Again Sports. I looked over in the corner and saw a "30" inch metal Plyo box. When I ask the manager if it was for sale he said no that is our step ladder. I said how much would you sell it for. He said go buy me a new step ladder and we'll do an even trade.
A quick trip across the street to Wal-mart and $12.00 later I got my plyo box and problem solved. Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:28 AM   #10
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James,
That is awesome. You are my kind of horse trader!
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