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Questions tagged [weather-resistant]

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Ideas to reinforce piping shelter structure

I have bought a motorcycle shelter that is likely to blow away in a storm. I'm looking for a couple of ideas to make this a bit more permanent. My main concern is the tent hitting any parked cars ...
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Service Entrance Breakers Rain Shield

This is our townhouse (5 house) service entrance. We only put plastic sheet above to partially cover it from rain, but when it is strong, the breakers got wet (this being going on for the past 20 ...
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Winterizing new wet-treated pressure treated pine deck

We’re in a townhome and replaced our small 2nd floor deck/porch with wet-treated pressure treated pine 3-4 weeks ago. We had to do it well in advance of the other units for safety reasons. There’s a ...
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Hue Light Strip - Best outdoor, long run equivalent? [closed]

Purpose is to light up a path along a dark area in the woods behind the house . Requirements Able to run 200 ft, at a price less than Hue Strips which are quite expensive. Either weather proof, or ...
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GFCI WR question

I am installing a couple outlet outside and I noticed a significant price difference between a standard GFCI outlet and the WR GFCI ones. If I put a GFCI outlet in a weather resistant box why would I ...
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What lasts longer under the elements: polyester rope or galvanized wire?

We live in the Caribbean, so we get tons sun, extremely hot days (at least 85F during these weeks), and lots of rain. We also live next to the ocean, so there's rust everywhere. If I were to place a ...
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Keeping mail dry in locking mailbox?

I'm thinking about installing a locking mailbox. My main concern after reading online reviews of locking mailbox models is not security but rather mail getting wet. Seems to be a recurring complaint ...
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How can I temporarily attach anti-bird spikes to a window air conditioner?

I'm trying to stick on anti-pigeon spikes on top of my window air conditioner and want a non-permanent solution that I can take off when I put it into storage. Is there something I can use that's ...
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Coating copper with aluminium powder

I am about to install a copper weathervane which will also work as lightning conductor (it will be mounted on top of an earthed aluminium flagpole). Because: exposed to weather, copper will corrode ...
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How can I fill the gaps between barn wood siding boards?

I want to better weatherproof an old shed that has barn wood siding. Most of the boards have a gap between them, and these gaps can be as wide as 3/8" although most are more like 1/4". The boards ...
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Watertight power connections [closed]

Is there something like a water-proof Amphenol-style plug connector for an exterior 12/2 120V power connection? I have pool pumps hardwired through grey "Sealproof" flex conduit. I need to remove ...
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Installing water pipe to outbuilding - how to handle insulation/cold so it won't burst/will be usable in winter?

I'm in southeast England, so in winter temperatures can drop below zero C. I want to run a permanently installed water pipe to a shed workshop (10 m from house). I can always install an electric water ...
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Exterior Window Casing in Brick Exterior

So I was attempting to install new exterior window casing on my windows due to the existing casing/trim peeling and seemingly rotting. The exterior of the home is brick so I bought some 1 1/4" x 2" ...
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Adapting an outside wall outlet to suface mount conduit?

This was a previous question with some great answers. How can I adapt a wall outlet to suface mount conduit? One answer was: "There are collar boxes available that have conduit KO's (knockouts). Just ...
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Best Concrete for Pet Headstone

I spend a lot of times on other areas of stackexchange, but this looked to be the best place to ask the following question. Feel free to let me know if it isn't. I'm going to layout exactly what I'm ...
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Filling a crack in a wall with roughcast on limestone

Finally, I was not able to Limit the extent of cracks in the wall roughcast, which is finally cracking: I have removed the crumbling parts, and protected the wall with a plastic sheet waiting for a ...
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Using indoor-only Xmas lights — in the outdoors, where they'll get wet

Imagine that you bought a few strings of incandescent Xmas lights. They are rated for indoor use only. The tag says not to use them outdoors. They aren't any cheaper than the outdoor-rated lights ...
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How safely bring lamp wire into house?

I'm considering replacing an outdoor lighting fixture with an LED motion-sensitive fixture, but I'm not sure how to safely do the wiring. The location is protected (under a porch) but still needs to ...
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Weather Resistant Outlets vs Weather Proof Box

If I use a regular GFCI in a Weather Proof In-Use box does the GFCI have to be the Weather Resistant kind?
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Is there any advantage to using a weather resistant GFCI in a bathroom?

I'm replacing an old GFCI in a bathroom, and for a little more money, I could buy one rated for weather resistance. This bathroom has no fan (only a small window), so it can get pretty steamy with ...
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Best way to weatherproof OSB

I am building a shed and I am trying to do it as cheaply as possible. I am going to use 1/2" OSB for the siding and I am wondering what the best paint/sealer is to weatherproof it. We live in central ...
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Do I need to caulk where my vinyl siding meets the edge of my windows?

To help prevent leaks, I was advised by a contractor that I need to caulk where my vinyl siding meets the edges of my windows. Some research of my own reveals quite a bit of debate over this, a few ...
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How do I know if my wood front door's finish is weather proof?

We just moved into a new home. The wood front door is semi-sheltered by a small porch. The front of the house has southern exposure and has the most exposure to the weather. There was an unsightly ...
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Replacing outdoor outlet

How can I replace an outdoor outlet cover that has a stripped center screw? Do I need to replace the outlet as well? Do I need to replace the box that the outlet is housed in if it is coming out ...
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Is it OK for OSB3 boards to get wet during construction?

In the UK it rains, as you know. a lot. Is it OK for OSB3 boarding to get wet now and then during the construction of a building? or will it be completely destroyed like chip board or MDF (which ...
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Why is ENT rarely used for electrical wiring?

As best I can tell, the National Electrical Code 2011 allows electrical non-metallic tubing ("smurf tube" or ENT) to be used for running 120 V electrical wire. But everywhere I look, I see remarks to ...
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What is a good depth for putting bark around a playset?

What is a good depth for putting bark in a playset? Here's a link to a picture of the project so far:
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WR outlets; is it trying to tell you which way is up?

I know about this question (I posted an answer to it), but this one's a little more specific. Consider a weather-resistant outlet, like the ones below: Notice the first picture has the plug in what ...