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Category Archives: Electrical Horrors

Outside Junction Box Full of Water?!

We were called out to this electrical horror recently; a client whose outdoor light had stopped working.
This external junction box was floating in the air and water had filled the inside through the cable entry holes.
Lack of RCD protection on the lighting circuit meant the circuit was still live.









To remedy the situation we drained the water out and replaced all the connectors inside the junction box. We also strongly recommended to replace the outside light as it had deteriorated. It’s nice to leave an installation in a better state than you found it, so we made sure to mount the junction box on the wall and installed correct cable glands to prevent water from entering.