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Old 05-31-2014, 06:21 PM   #1
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How to seal conduit body going into the house?


I'm wiring an outdoor shed for power and coming out of the house through the wall that holds the breaker panel with a 1.5 inch LB conduit body. My question is, what is the typical mechanism for sealing/attaching the conduit body to the house? I can use a strap to attach the conduit which will also hold the conduit body but still not sure how to seal it. Should I just use some good calk or silicone sealant?

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Old 05-31-2014, 07:16 PM   #2
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Good caulk or silicone sealant it would be. Ron

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I assume you mean around the conduit? Silicon, inside the conduit for stopping air flow, and possible condensation, duct seal.
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I hadn't thought about inside the conduit. Thanks for mentioning it.
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I wouldn't use caulk inside the conduit. It's not too fun taking it out during repairs/alterations. A wad of pink fiberglass will do fine.
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I wouldn't use caulk inside the conduit. It's not too fun taking it out during repairs/alterations. A wad of pink fiberglass will do fine.
Caulk was not recommended for in the conduit duxseal (above I posted DUCT SEAL), the electricians cover all

http://www.manvillerubber.com/pdf/DuxSeal.pdf

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