Using Home Depot PVC to install outdoor cameras

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  1. Q™

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    Lately I've been using PVC boards I've purchased from Home Depot to install my outdoor cameras. I mount a piece of PVC to my house and then I mount the camera to a 2nd (smaller) piece of PVC. This allows me to swap out cameras quickly and easily by simply unscrewing one board mounted camera and replacing it with a 2nd board mounted camera, as shown below. The Home Depot PVC is inexpensive and weatherproof material which seems to work well...

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    I've never really been comfortable leaving the pigtail or wires exposed. Not just because someone can cut them, but the weather can take its toll on the wire also. I like the idea if the PVC board though. Where is your connection for this camera? Inside the wall or a junction box?
     
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    I'm a "Enthusiast" @bababouy...not a professional like you, so "good enough" is good enough for me. As evidenced by my "AndyCam," below. :facepalm: :wow:

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    I agree regarding the connections. I posted this 'Bullet Camera Mounting Box' back on 9/20 which works great for me. Click ==>> here <<==.
     
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    @Q By no means am I a professional. Don't take me the wrong way, I was merely stating my opinion. I have used a 2x4 on the corner of a building as a PTZ mount before, I have done some crazy wiring to get the job done, and in south florida, being around boats, that PVC is quite useful.
     
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    I have used this PVC board for a couple of my mounts I used a 5" hole saw to make round mounts and have even made a 6" and a 5" rounds stacked to space under the soffit .
    I also made a corner mount for a PTZ out of it. Nice to have around for projects.
     
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    I've used it as well...cut a triangle piece to fit at the peak where the two roof halves meet to give a mount for a Ubiquiti NSM2 atop a 5 foot mast more 'meat' to grab onto other than just the wide part of a 2-by-4 (3-5/8"?). Good stuff!
     
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    That looks like one mean ass cat or is that actually a Chihuahueño Mexican Mountain Dog?
     
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    AndyCam = FrankenMount. But hey, whatever works. A wall mount and a lens with a bit more zoom would be a bit less in the way though. I've got grandkids that'd love to climb to the top of Mount AndyCam.
     
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    Hold on there partner...you're barkin' up the wrong tree. Necessity being the mother of invention, the MACM (Mobile AndyCam Mount, which those in the know pronounce "Mac-Em") is a temporary solution born of the inner turmoil of a desperate and demented mind...and soon, I fear, Mrs. Q™ will need demand that her kitchen stools be returned. Opps...I believe I hear her calling me now...

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    Actually bro, at 5-weeks old that little terrorist kitty survived a 90-mile ride lodged between my radiator and bumper at speeds exceeding 70 MPH...and I can prove this fact if you doubt the veracity of this statement. Furthermore, this little kitten EATS Chihuahueño Mexican Mountain Dogs for breakfast and that's the DOG-GONE truth because I have the video to prove it...

    (The carnage starts at the 0:50 second mark; warning this video contains footage which may be unsuitable for small children and PETA advocates)

     
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    Home invader/burgular would see the bottom cage door open and have to assume the escaped creature will soon be fastened to his jugular.
     
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    In fact, we'll be transitioning ACT (AndyCam Technology) to ACICS (AndyCam In-Cage Solution). We are considering utilizing a Dahua IPC-HDBW4231F-AS or IPC-HDB4231C-AS to accomplish this. Here we have a ACICS temporary proof of concept solution utilizing a Vivotek FD8136 POS (Piece of Shit)...

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    does the chihuahua have a cage also?
     
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    Actually, I am owned by four (4) Chihuahueño Mexican Mountain Dogs @bababouy. And, yes, each has his or her own crate.
     
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    Do you have a good set of earplugs on standby? :)
     
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    I'd probably use something like this: Arlington | Siding Mounting Blocks

    or if using PVC trim like this drill a large hole in the top board so the pig tail and connection can be in there like a junction box
     
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    Somebody say 'junction box'?

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