My wife, who is awesome by the way, got me an iGrill v2 for Christmas. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s a probe thermometer that speaks to an app that runs on your iPhone, iPad or Android device using Bluetooth. Like most electronics, it’s not fond of getting wet.
So, I decided to build a housing for it that would protect it from rain, allow the probes to get out, and could be attached to a post underneath our deck. I picked up a Rubbermaid food storage container at Target. I got the 14 cup version.
I then hit the Lowes down the road, where I got a stainless screw and washers, and a galvanized (not stainless!) metal strap. Don’t buy a stainless strap, since you want the magnet in the back of the iGrill to stick to it. I also grabbed a water-tight electric conduit fitting for the probe outlet.
I taped and then drilled a 1″ hole in the side of the container and installed the conduit fitting. I lined up and drilled another hole in the back for the mounting screw. The strap is being held in place by the screw and held steady by some silicone caulk. You can see a little squeeze-out below.