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ericmunyon12345 07-05-2013 02:33 PM

Plugs on bell boxes
 
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Quick opinion question: it says to silicon the plugs on a bell box for wet location. If it's not going to get real wet, like under a garage peak overhang, I just use several wraps of Teflon tape. I put this on the lamp holders too (not a good ground anyway due to coating, so I DO use the grounding screws on the box, cover, and lamp holders). Anyone say Teflon tape is a terrible idea? Other tips?

TarheelTerp 07-05-2013 03:13 PM

Ive never done either

Jim Port 07-05-2013 04:59 PM

I caulk the ones on the top of the box, if any.

sublime2 07-05-2013 05:20 PM

If you can't use the caulk do to its location, put the plug in and then put a good size dolup on your finger and cover the plug.

frenchelectrican 07-05-2013 08:40 PM

I useally chalk the top half but almost never on bottom half ( unless subject ot spraying water then I will seal up the whole thing )

And of course drill out a small 1 or 2 mm hole on bottom of it that will assit any water to drain out.( unless it is under " damp location " I may let it slide depending on the set up )

Merci,
Marc

J. V. 07-06-2013 11:01 AM

I drill a hole in the bottom. A small hole.
Actually I don't, but I would do that before trying to seal it up.


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