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how to deal with drafty outlets/switch

Posted by kathy77 (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 10, 12 at 0:06

I have an outlet and a switch on an outside wall. They are both very drafty. Wind blows through even though I put foam inserts under the plates. So I'm looking for a more comprehensive solution. I Googled the topic, and all I could find was advice to spray foam around the box. But the switch box has no gap around the edge. Now I'm wondering if I should drill holes in the wall for foam spray access. Any other ideas?

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RE: how to deal with drafty outlets/switch

Drill a few tiny holes near the edges of the box through the wall and then shoot some foam in.

It is a stop-gap type thing.

Caulking on the outside to seal off leaks would be more effective, but it needs to be warm enough for the caulk to cure correct;y.

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