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Is it safe to caulk around wires including where they enter the top of an electrical panel?

What kind of caulking? (have read to avoid acidic ones that can interfere with copper wiring)

Planning to deal with a leak but want to take some extra precautionary measures in the meanwhile.

Thanks for your help in advance.
 

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How about more info and and a picture where this panel is, inside, outside?
Is there a drip loop on the drop before it comes into the mast?
Sure it's not the seal around the mast that's leaking?
 

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How about more info and and a picture where this panel is, inside, outside?
Is there a drip loop on the drop before it comes into the mast?
Sure it's not the seal around the mast that's leaking?
Hey joecaption:

Here's the panel which is located in a (poured concrete) basement:

http://i.imgur.com/535VV44.jpg

The electrical comes in through buried cables not through overhead wires (which I assume drip loops are associated with > via Googling)

I was thinking of caulking where the wires come through the floor/wall and at the panel. Thoughts on doing this and the type of caulking to use? This is just a temporary fix until we can get all the outside leaks taken care of.
 

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I would not be caulking the wires where they enter the box. That just makes a mess if you want to do any work on them in the future.
It just looks cheap and amateur.
 
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