caulk outdoor power outlet?

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caulk outdoor power outlet?

I have an outdoor power outlet on the side of my house. On the plastic cover it says WET LOCATION ONLY WHEN COVER CLOSED. The little plastic door seems to keep the plug-ins from getting wet, but I notice when I look down on the outlet there is a clear 1/8" gap where water could definitely get behind the cover. Should I maybe run a bead of sealant along the top or is it normal for this gap to be there?
 
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06-18-19, 07:48 PM
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The top and sides of that plate definitely need to be sealed. Sometimes I cut a gasket from soft rubber when I have a big gap on an uneven surface. In your application you can use clear silicone.
 
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The top and sides of that plate definitely need to be sealed. Sometimes I cut a gasket from soft rubber when I have a big gap on an uneven surface. In your application you can use clear silicone.
 
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