Grateful for any advice that can be offered on the following:
I'm a DIY'er who is going to replace an outdoor socket.
When I removed the old socket I noticed that no conduit has been used around the electric cable when it was originally installed (20+ years ago) and retrofitting a conduit is not currently possible as the drill hole is too narrow and not in a straight line.
When fitting the replacement socket is it ok to use sealant around the cable where it passes through wall and then through the knockout on the back of the new socket casing?
If it is ok to use this sealant, is it a problem if the sealant comes into contact with the wiring? The flexible cable currently surrounding the wires was cut quite short when originally installed so the wires (earth, live, neutral) don't have much protection (other than their individual sleeves) outside of the pre-drilled hole in the wall.
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