Effect of Sealant Compounds on Electrical Wires

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Journal titleBuilding Research Note
Subjectsealants; electrical wires; electrical insulation; electrical resistance; deterioration; sheathed wires; Air and vapour barriers; Buildings; mastic; fil electrique; isolant electrique; resistance electrique (propriete); deterioration; fil gaine
AbstractInstallation of electrical wiring and electrical boxes involves making holes through vapor barriers which are then sealed with caulking (sealants), tape or other approved material. The object of the Note is to report on a study of whether the ingredients of the sealant compounds would cause deterioration of the electrical wire covering over a period of time. Results of the study indicate that commerical sealants do not produce significant changes in the electrical insulation of the wire.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number1704
NPARC number20377617
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Record identifier92b27ec8-fa91-4c5f-ac2e-73c2196bc7f7
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-05-09
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