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Toneyz

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We have had a few threads on the forum where after installing an IP box with an IP gland it still lets in the water I have just watched the latest efix youtube video with a good IP SWA gland so that you don't get the ingress of water between the two IP components of the gland and the box worth a watch (sorry I don't know how to post up youtube on here maybe someone could post up) about 5 minutes in what are your comments and has anyone installed one? I remember when the push from the scams was not to gland into plastic boxes due to creeping and the solution was to install earth nuts.I bet this will be the next in-thing?
 
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davesparks

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Sometimes what appears to be damage from water getting in is actually condensation which has formed inside the box.
 
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Toneyz

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Sometimes what appears to be damage from water getting in is actually condensation which has formed inside the box.
True but I had not seen or use one of those glands before and wondered if anyone had used them.
 
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Are you suggesting that you wanted actual serious answers to your post?
To be honest Dave I rarely start a post and every time that I do I get it taken off-topic I can see why Dan threw his dummy out of the pram a few months ago.
 

Midwest

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To be honest Dave I rarely start a post and every time that I do I get it taken off-topic I can see why Dan threw his dummy out of the pram a few months ago.
Its a forum, don't expect not to get castigated. I know some on here have an elites attitude, present company accepted, but we all learn our and others mistakes (use that word lightly).

So post away.
 

Strima

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Piffle, just drill a hole in the box to let the water drain out.
 

GBDamo

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Stick to bottom entry and apply silicone to screw holes before screwing and after.

Don't use the useless rubber caps supplied with boxes.

Never suffered from wet boxes.
 

Dan

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Nice one Westy.

Warnings for them next time. 3 and they're out.
 

Matthewd29

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They are made by SWA and are an amalgamation between an IP compression gland and a SWA gland and have an O ring.
Is it cw glands your talking about? I only got them bottom entry unless it's entirely unavoidable as I just don't have full trust in them
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Also I like the Wiska boxes for glanding into as they are already threaded which I would think would greater decrease the chances of water ingress
 
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