Electrical - Waterproof outlets behind the stand.?

Lylelovett

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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
 

George Lopez

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

neilp2006

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

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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