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Old 04-27-2017, 06:33 PM   #1
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Weatherproofing Wire Into Coach

I need to run a 4.5mm diameter wire through my exterior coach wall (from the outside into the coach). I would hope there is something better than simply using silicone?

I was looking at marine bulkhead fittings, many were just to large, then some require drilling more holes to mount the fitting. I'm worried about one hole, certainly don't want additional ones.

Any ideas? What did you do?

I tend to over think these things....

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Weatherproofing Wire Into Coach

Here is something but is for 2 wires.
https://www.amazon.com/Giosolar-Cabl...oof+wire+entry

I have a small wire cover where my gps antenna exits the roof but I cannot locate anything like it online.
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I like that, off to look for a single in black.

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I used this on the roof. Used Dicor as you still will need to seal anything you poke through the roof or walls anyway. Works well for me.
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This will be on a side wall, I noticed a few people recommending Dicor. I take it this is a better product than silicone?

I will not be overlapping the sealant, run a bead around it yes.


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This will be on a side wall, I noticed a few people recommending Dicor. I take it this is a better product than silicone?

I will not be overlapping the sealant, run a bead around it yes.


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Most Dicor is meant for roofs, I would use a butyl based sealant. I use butyl tape.

This is available in black and makes a very nice installation

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I think I've decided to try this one, low profile, looks good, etc.


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That looks like a good choice. Your link doesn't work

West Marine Side Entry Cable Clam with SS Cover
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Weird, works for me.

I found a smaller one at West Marine, very similar just much smaller (and in black).


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Weird, works for me.

I found a smaller one at West Marine, very similar just much smaller (and in black).


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This will be on a side wall, I noticed a few people recommending Dicor. I take it this is a better product than silicone?

I will not be overlapping the sealant, run a bead around it yes.


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As other mentioned run butyl between wall and your cable entry.
Then run a bead of silicone on top after fully assembled, just like you would do a window.
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As other mentioned run butyl between wall and your cable entry.
Then run a bead of silicone on top after fully assembled, just like you would do a window.
Will do!


Thanks for all the replies and tips.


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