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#59224 - 11/30/05 08:05 AM Wasps in Service Mast
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I had wasps in the service mast. What can I use to seal off the openings where the wire enters? Caulk? If so, any particulare recommendations?

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#59225 - 11/30/05 11:29 AM Re: Wasps in Service Mast
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Registered: 04/06/03
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Loc: West Alexandria, Ohio, Preble
Try Duct Seal.

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#59226 - 11/30/05 11:35 AM Re: Wasps in Service Mast
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Registered: 08/30/01
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Loc: Loudoun Cty, VA
Fire foam works well, and it won't fall out as the weather changes.

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#59227 - 11/30/05 04:16 PM Re: Wasps in Service Mast
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Registered: 01/21/03
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Loc: New Jersey
Steve,

Some of the fire foam products, becomes conductive when subject to moisture, i would be careful to check with the manufacture before using this for a seal, also the foam product may react with the insulation.

[This message has been edited by LK (edited 11-30-2005).]

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#59228 - 11/30/05 04:49 PM Re: Wasps in Service Mast
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ditto on duct seal putty.
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#59229 - 11/30/05 04:54 PM Re: Wasps in Service Mast
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Registered: 10/30/05
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Loc: Delavan,Wis,USA
can you use the same clay stuff that is used to fill the connector in a meter socket?
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#59230 - 11/30/05 05:31 PM Re: Wasps in Service Mast
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That "clay stuff" is duct seal (also known as monkey-poo).
I use silicon caulking to fill the weatherhead.
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#59231 - 11/30/05 06:15 PM Re: Wasps in Service Mast
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I'd also go with silicone

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#59232 - 11/30/05 06:37 PM Re: Wasps in Service Mast
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Registered: 11/04/05
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I also think that Duct Seal would work fine. This reminds me of another sealer question... Why do they refer to the material that you pour into a seal off to harden as, "Chico"?
Joe

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#59233 - 11/30/05 06:47 PM Re: Wasps in Service Mast
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Why do they refer to the material that you pour into a seal off to harden as, "Chico"?


A contraction of "Crouse-Hinds Co.", the original manufacturer.

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