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Old 03-22-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
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should this be ?glued? ? caulked?

These lights were installed a little over a year ago, and it looks like they put some kind of glue that has not stayed (you can see the clear glue there) and the "hole" at the top a little exposed. Do you think this should be fixed? I can pull up the light and cover the hole. Should I remove the glue and apply caulk? I recently bought some silicone caulk for something else and I wonder if I should apply this?

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Old 03-22-2011, 05:53 PM   #2
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should this be ?glued? ? caulked?

That looks like mildew covered caulk----Like you suggested---remove old caulk--center light over hole--

Secure with silicone.---Fine plan---Mike---

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Old 03-23-2011, 07:26 AM   #3
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should this be ?glued? ? caulked?

I don't like to use silicone anywhere on painted surfaces. It is hard to remove and can't be painted over. Use a siliconized latex such as DAP. Realign the fixture and tighten hardware, it should stay put. A bead of caulk on top/sides helps keep out moisture.
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should this be ?glued? ? caulked?

Seal it on 3 sides. Leave the bottom open.
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