> I've toyed with the idea of siliconing the element tips to keep out the
> bugs (or what ever is building these nests) but am afraid of trapping
> moisture in the elements.
I use the red silicone gasket making material with a square strip
of `scotch brite' abrasive pad sticking out at the bottom of the tube,
to allow the water to wick out. I cut the strip 1/4 by 1/4 by 3
inches long, and after the silicone is totally set I cut the
scotch brite strip off flush. I use the thick industrial
kind of abrasive pads from W.W. Grainger.
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