finally found the source of the smoke smell that has been leaking into my
aparment somehow...it's coming from a specific electrical outlet in the
living room - how do I seal that bad boy up so no air seems thru? I dont
need to use it, so thats not an issue. Thanks
Clear Duct Tape
or electrical duct seal packed in behind the recpt sealing the box screw
holes, pipe fittings, and other openings.
Have to assume cigarette smoke from a neighbor? Hard to believe that odor
only would noticeable coming through just one recpt.
On Sat, 12 Feb 2005 07:04:32 GMT, "Zwanz of Never"
You can purchase those clear plastic protectors that fit into the
outlets. They are "safety" items made to keep kids from poking metal
objects into outlets. I use these on exterior wall outlets to cut
down on drafts. I think you buy them in a six pack for cheap.
It's "Duct" Tape.
1. Don't use expanding foam (fire hazard)
2. The best way would be to wrap the box in 6 mill vapour barrier
Unfortunatly not an option in your situation. Stuffing the area aroun
the outlet box would appear to be the most viable solution. Use "Roxul
Insulation for that application. This product will not burn. It i
available at any building supply store.
3. It probably wouldn't hurt to go and speak to your neighbor. B
You will get better results.
4. If you allow your landlord to do this work, make sure you are thei
to supervise. You don't need a bad situation made worse.
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I had that happen in an apartment years ago. I covered the plates
with black electrical tape. I had to put silicone sealant around
one of the wall plates to keep it from leaking between the plastic
and the drywall.
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