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#59224 - 11/30/05 12:05 PM Wasps in Service Mast  
demo_guy  Offline
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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 03:29 PM Re: Wasps in Service Mast  
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West Alexandria, Ohio, Preble
Try Duct Seal.

#59226 - 11/30/05 03:35 PM Re: Wasps in Service Mast  
Steve Miller  Offline
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Loudoun Cty, VA
Fire foam works well, and it won't fall out as the weather changes.

#59227 - 11/30/05 08:16 PM Re: Wasps in Service Mast  
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New Jersey

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.

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#59228 - 11/30/05 08:49 PM Re: Wasps in Service Mast  
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ditto on duct seal putty.

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#59229 - 11/30/05 08:54 PM Re: Wasps in Service Mast  
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can you use the same clay stuff that is used to fill the connector in a meter socket?


#59230 - 11/30/05 09:31 PM Re: Wasps in Service Mast  
earlydean  Offline
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Griswold, CT, USA
That "clay stuff" is duct seal (also known as monkey-poo).
I use silicon caulking to fill the weatherhead.


#59231 - 11/30/05 10:15 PM Re: Wasps in Service Mast  
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Seattle Washington USA
I'd also go with silicone

#59232 - 11/30/05 10:37 PM Re: Wasps in Service Mast  
JoeTestingEngr  Offline
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Chicago, Il.
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"?

#59233 - 11/30/05 10:47 PM Re: Wasps in Service Mast  
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Bergen County, NJ
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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