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Re: how does water get into a fuse box?

The most likely culprit is at the top of the meterbase at the weatherproof connector. Although it is "weatherproof", ductseal or silicone should be applied around the cable at the top of the connector. Water sits in the recess of the connector on top, works its way into the meterbase, then travels down the neutral conductor to the neutral conductor of the cable entering your panel. The water actually travels inside the cable. Sorry so late with comment, just read this post.

Re: how does water get into a fuse box?

If the drip loop is too short it needs to be addressed . This isn't a DIY project. Also Pack some duct seal in the weatherhead and in the seu where it leaves the meter pan. (IMO probably not a DIY issue either but that depends I suppose on your level of comfort)

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