improving lines entering house


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Old 06-20-20, 08:38 AM
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improving lines entering house

Looking to improve where the large and small lines, and electric wire, enter the house. Rubber pipe insulation needs replacing and the caulking at the exterior wall opening is dried out and ugly. First wondering if there's a way to help protect the lines from corrosion; they are not leaking but have been in the elements for 20 years. Before replacing the rubber on the larger line, and for the small uncovered line, would it be wise to coat it with a spray corrosion inhibitor or rust-preventative like spray lithium grease?

2d: the caulking looks like it should be dug out and the entry opening re-done. Particularly to get a good water-tight fit for the end of new rubber pipe insulation. Wondering what to use there. The current caulk is a doughy material that has discolored and cracked but at least it is still workable. Both copper lines, the single wire, and the wire bundle all go through this hole and it is pretty big. Silicone caulking would be hard to use here and likely to end up looking bad, but a doughy material would be moldable.

What about Gardner Bender Duct Sealing Compound Plug? Temps here do go below its rated temp of -20F.

What kinds of materials would be least corrosive to the copper?


 

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Old 06-20-20, 10:52 AM
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Hi, this spray maybe something to consider.
https://images.homedepot-static.com/...22048d9095.pdf
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Old 06-20-20, 11:57 AM
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Too big an area for silicone. Looks like a latex sealer/caulk was originally used.
Not much you can do for the copper pipe. It's fairly weather resistant just as it is.
You need to replace the foam insulation on the larger line. The smaller line stays uncovered.
The duct seal you linked to will work as well as the spray foam that Geo linked to.
 
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Old 06-21-20, 07:24 AM
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Thanks for the terrific help.
 
 

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