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Old 05-10-2012, 03:36 PM  
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I had to replace the GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) on the back of the house. So now the casing of the GFCI lost contact with what appears to be caulk around it. Just wondering what I should do? Just scrape off the old caulk, and put on new ones?

Will any caulk for exterior use be ok?

Thanks a lot!


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Old 05-10-2012, 04:13 PM  
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yea, you pretty much got the idea.
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Your missing a siding block that was suppost to be installed as the siding was being installed.
Siding expands and contracts a lot trying to use just caulking is not going to work. That cover needed a foam gasket and a flat area to install it.

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