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Weathertight File Box

  • Watertight File Box
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  • Watertight File Box
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Your most important files are safe and secure in our rugged Weathertight File Box. It can accommodate either letter- or legal-size files (sold separately). Air- and watertight, it protects the contents from moisture, bugs and dirt - it's just right for long-term storage of files in a garage, attic or basement.

  • Made from rugged plastic
  • Air- and watertight seal made from urethane foam (not designed to be completely submerged)
  • Features four locking latches
  • Stackable

Weathertight File Box Translucent
  • SKU#: 10051572
  • 18-1/8" x 14-1/2" x 11" h
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Case of 6 Watertight File Boxes Translucent
  • SKU#: 10066366
  • 18-1/8" x 14-1/2" x 11" h
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Community Q&A

What is the bottom like? Does it slide easily?

Asked by: Conniebwriter
It is not smooth; but I haven't noticed any problem sliding them around on the carpet or getting them stacked on top of each other.
Answered by: oldhouseowner
Date published: 2016-11-26

What file folders go with these boxes?

Asked by: Ashguildner
They will hold regular files on the short side and legal on the long side. There are grooves on all 4 sides to hold the hanging file "ears". The folders you get from title companies when you have a real estate transaction fit very nicely the long way. Hope this helps!
Answered by: oldhouseowner
Date published: 2018-04-10

Does the lid have a handle?

Asked by: happyapple
The lid does not, but the bottom section has an edge for your hands to grasp.
Answered by: oldhouseowner
Date published: 2018-01-22

What are the bottom dimensions? Are they 14" x 18" as stated?

I'm concerned those may be the dimensions for the widest part on top. And I need a container with an 18 inch bottom length to lay things flat that are 17.5 long. Thanks!
Asked by: LGinPA
inside dimensions are 14 3/4 x 11 3/4. I think 14x18 refers to the overall size with the lid on.
Answered by: Lesa
Date published: 2018-03-31

Will this fit 14x14 papers?

Asked by: CS8791
I don't think so ... not laying flat. inside dimensions - 11 3/4 x 14 3/4 base with a vertical height of 9 1/2 to the hanging ledge and 10 1/4 to the inside top of the box. (not sure how much if any the lid impacts the box when on ...)
Answered by: Lesa
Date published: 2018-03-31

How much weight will the bottom box support? (E.g. if 5 or 6 boxes are stacked on top of each other)

Asked by: frankshankly
I'm not a student of mechanics or physics, but it seems like all the weight isn't resting on the bottom box. If you have files and they are "hanging", I think that changes the weight distribution. These are very sturdy and I think the smaller size makes them able to hold more. I have had the old Rubbermaid totes that were at the bottom of the stack, crack. Hope this helps.
Answered by: oldhouseowner
Date published: 2016-10-08

Will this hold legal sized papers?

I see the Iris model UCB-FB, SKU: 110600 holds legal sized papers, but I don't see a model or sku that corresponds to the Iris product pages.
Asked by: DonFestus
Yes, they will hold legal size hanging folders.
Answered by: Lesa
Date published: 2018-03-31

Will these boxes stay intact in sunny conditions, that is, do they have a UV inhibitor in the plastic?

Asked by: GulfCoastHasSunshine
Our Weathertight File Box does not have a UV inhibitor in the plastic. We do not advise leaving it in direct sunlight for any extended period of time.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2017-01-28
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