Electrical - Waterproof outlets behind the stand.?

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  1. Lylelovett

    Lylelovett Active Member

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    Hi all,

    My equipment will be plugging into outlets behind the stand. They are currently GFCI.

    I was considering putting plastic waterproof "in-use" covers over them, but didn't know if that's overkill?

    Something like this - https://thd.co/2OleWGU

    Obviously in an ideal setup, all the water stays in the tank - ;) - but with the talk of salt creep and water changes and such, I wondered if it was worth doing?

    Thanks,
    J
     
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  2. George Lopez

    George Lopez Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I bought silicone plug gaskets from Amazon for mine because they don't take up space
     
  3. neilp2006

    neilp2006 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Link? Can’t seem to visualize what you mean by gasket (I know what a gasket is), and how this would protect the outlet.

    Plus- I need a solution for the back up outlets in my fishroom.

    Cheers
     
  4. Awesome Dennis

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    Yes if you are going all out they sell "WR" rated GFCI outlets designed for wet locations and then use an "in-use" cover and you will be as protected as possible.
     
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