Advice Needed jack actuator wiring housing.

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hi all today i put a plastic container over the wiring housing on my actuator arm,i left the bottom open so to prevent build up of condensation.
i have attached pics,what ye think good idea or bad ?.
 

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Not that bad of an idea, until the bottle disintegrates, they make weather covers that will fit most motors, and they last a bit longer.
 

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trust me it won,t disintegrate for yearsssss
 

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From personal experience, the damage usually starts when the water runs in from the top of the actuator arm.

Best prevention is a gaiter from a motocross type bike.

 
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From personal experience, the damage usually starts when the water runs in from the top of the actuator arm.

Best prevention is a gaiter from a motocross type bike.

bicycle tube packed with grease???????????????
 

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If it is securely tied just below the upper rose joint it should provide adequate protection, but would need to be longer than the actuator specification (12/18/24/36") by about 2" to still cover the joint at full extension, less if the microswitch is enabled as the mechanical limit.

Are inner tubes UV resistant ?
 

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would condensation not build up inside the gator cover or inside a bicycle tube ??.
 

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The motorcycle gators have a pair of holes to let air in/out during movement, which also serve for drainage.
 

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does yours suffer from condensation inside the cover?
No because it has drainage holes underneath which allow any condensation or water to drain out.
It also allows air to enter & expel as the actuator moves in & out.
Sorry its not a great photo.
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