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tk421
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« on: November 30, 2013, 06:38:06 »

Hi all , I'm expecting my new clocks any time now and was wondering about the weather proofing idea. On my clocks anyway, it was basically the bottom end of the circuit that corroded, so I'm thinking of applying some type of protection there. Do any of you guys know if a certain type of silicon is needed to seal sections ?. I also wondered if simply applying some insulation tape across the bottom of the circuit would make a difference.
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 10:01:01 »

Make sure it is totally dry and I used silicone grease, also drill some holes in the bottom of the unit for water to drain out. I also added so bags of silica inside the casing to absorb moisture. The silica and grease should cost no more than a fiver off  EBay
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 12:11:20 »

Nice one, thanks for that 
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 12:57:06 »

Maplins sell it too. http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/servisol-multi-purpose-silicone-grease-200ml-aerosol-re81c  Smear/spray it all over the PCB and as Steve said drill two 3mm holes either side of the support pillar in what is the lowest point when in the fitted position so any accumulated condensation has an escape. I think having holes actually prevents condensation as it allows the inside of the case to always match the outside temp and humidity. The sachets of silica gel will help absorb any remaining damp but they need changing every two or three years.
Watch you don't lose the extension pins for the 4 buttons when you open the casing.
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