The submitter wrote: “I had a slow leak from the service cable. It was dripping onto the main breaker. I used a baby diaper to contain it. Not super safe to do unless you know what you’re doing and are careful.”
looks like somebody has a leaky meter can or busted weatherhead….. better way to deal with it would be caulking the pipe shut at the top or finding where the water comes in… that diaper won’t hold for long
Oh? You think that is safe? What makes you think you know what you are doing?
Please elaborate on the “unless you know what you’re doing and are careful” part.
If you truly knew what you were doing wouldn’t you fix it right? I mean really? how much could it cost?
What if its storming outside and this was the temporary fix till the weather clears.Not all white trash repairs are permanent.
“knowing what you’re doing” Sounds like a DIY electrical fire to me!!
An electrical fire would be the least of your worries.
It was temporary during the Irene hurricane. The water was coming in from inside the service cable jacket following the conductors from the weather head outside. Could not get an electrician for a week to replace the cable and the entire panel. So had to resort to the diapers to contain the water. A diaper would last about 8-10 hours before needing to be changed. Unbeknownst to me the main breaker had been wet for months so arc flash or electrical fire concerns were not that important. Keeping the house powered and the sump pump going for a week was the intent…all breakers,bus bar and service cables are not replaced, and the diapers retired.
atleast you didnt have tampons on hand right quick, they is being used already a…
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