caulk to seal wire in concrete

Reply

  #1  
Old 12-04-09, 12:06 PM
H
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 16
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
caulk to seal wire in concrete

I recently had an irrigation system installed, and the contractor drilled a hole in the foundation so the electrical wire for the rain sensor could get into the basement. What type of caulk should I use to seal around the wire coming into the foundation?

Thanks!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 12-04-09, 12:58 PM
Gunguy45's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 21,119
Received 3 Votes on 3 Posts
No expert...but any good quality 100% silicone would probably be fine. I imagine the hole isn't that big...use some clear GE 100% silicone..smooth it off on the outside so water is shed off..and you should be fine...

Blow/vacuum any dust out..and pump it in. Do both ends.

I'm assuming the hole is above the soil line of course.
 
  #3  
Old 12-04-09, 01:32 PM
H
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 16
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Yeah, the hole is above ground. I wasn't sure if the silicone would adhere well to the cement, but I'm not sure if there is a better alternative.

Thanks for the advice!
 
  #4  
Old 12-04-09, 04:14 PM
M
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 47,543
Received 300 Votes on 266 Posts
A butyl caulk will also work but as long as the dust is removed, most any caulk would work. IF it's an area that gets painted - don't use silicone!
 
  #5  
Old 12-04-09, 07:48 PM
S
Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 1,959
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
If you want it to look like brick mortar use concrete repair caulking which is a butyl based gray caulk.
 
  #6  
Old 12-12-09, 09:18 PM
J
Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 4
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Great Stuff should work, it may be unsightly depending on the location, but I used it for a new water line a couple years ago. It was in a back room, and below ground level, but no problems to date.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: