Gravity Keeps Wiring Dry


Sometimes we can’t avoid putting wiring in places where it will be exposed to rain, sea spray, or condensation. Marine electricians use the power of gravity to keep electrical fittings dry. Water won’t flow uphill. Wiring in exposed locations should enter housings from below. A U-shaped drip loop helps keep water out of the housing.

Water sometimes finds its way into conduit. Drain holes at low points give it a way out.