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Clutchcargo 09-14-2007 06:41 AM

Weatherhead gasket
 
I just had the service cable replaced and conduit installed. After the electrician left I got on the ladder (inspired by Docfletcher) and checked his work. I doesn't look like there is a gasket inside the weatherhead. The ones I've seen in the store had a wire gasket. Should there be one there or are there weatherheads without a gasket.
Also, how much extra wire should there be between the weatherhead and the wire hanger? It seems like there's quite a bit of extra compared to the original install.

J. V. 09-14-2007 09:34 AM

What gasket are you talking about? The only gasket (For lack of a better word) is the rubber piece that seperates the wires as they leave the weatherhead. Its water resistant.
The amount of excess wire at the service drop should loop down then back up. That way water drips off the bottom of the loop and not down into the meter can.
The loop cannot be lower than 10 feet from grade.

Clutchcargo 09-14-2007 09:43 AM

I thought there was rubber piece inside the weatherhead that prevents wind driven rain from entering the conduit. Am I wrong? I could have sworn I checked it out someplace and thought "that's a good idea".
I may have fabricated this... old age setting in at an early age or too much partying during my high school years.


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