Wire insulation - Insecticide dust

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Old 08-15-20, 10:03 AM
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Wire insulation - Insecticide dust

Damn wasps took up residence in the weatherhead on my electrical service. I removed the cover and removed the nest and blew deltametherin dust into the weatherhead. The inside of the weather head is coated with the insecticide.

Do you think that is harmful to the wire insulation if I just left it like that?
 
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Old 08-15-20, 10:09 AM
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As long as it wasn't the old cloth covered wire..... it will be fine.
 
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Old 08-15-20, 10:24 AM
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No cloth, standard modern wire. Good to hear because I may give it a precautionary treatment each season from now on. I suppose I could duct seal the openings too but I rather not go to the trouble, I dont like poking around those conductors with my fingers.

So why would it be a problem with cloth wire? The dust is not soluble.
 
 

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