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Old 07-02-2015, 08:21 PM   #1
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Hole around conduit


Wife backed into supply from street. Electricity is fine but need to patch/cover this hole.
Should I just use a bunch of silicone or is there another recommendation out there?
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:16 PM   #2
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If it is mechanically stable in that position, I would use a decent paintable caulk like DAP Alex Ultra or OSI Quad and then paint over it in a couple of days.
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It looks kind of big to just fill with caulk. I would first stuff some foam backer rod in there and then finish off with silicone caulk, preferably in a matching color.
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It looks kind of big to just fill with caulk. I would first stuff some foam backer rod in there and then finish off with silicone caulk, preferably in a matching color.

Like this? http://t.homedepot.com/p/MD-Building...1480/202066515
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I'd also just use paintable caulking.
Looks like there's not enough room to use foam cording.
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It appears that around the top area of the hole itself there has previously been some type of caulk/sealant used. I'm with Dave Sal on this one. Use some backer rod and a quality caulk. You do not want any water intrusion on this type of siding.
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