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    Replacing pool light

    I've replaced both my pool lights before. The one light always seems to leak unless I use silicone on the gasket including the grove that fits the lens. So I replaced the light and a "new" gasket and sure enough it leaked. So I just redid it again using silicone on the gasket. What I like to do is tighten up the wire clamp pretty tight let it sit for about 4 hours then finish tightening it. So is there something I’m missing? Am over tightening the clamp? I do get it as tight as I can. I don’t seem to have this problem with the other light. Also the fixture is not leaking before I took the fixture apart I made sure it was dry outside inside had no moisture at all. I guess the fixture mounting face could be warped didn’t straight edge it. Any suggestions ? I put up a pic of light and type of clamp generic photo
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    Re: Replacing pool light

    I would not tighten the clamp as tight as you have been. There is definitely a sweet spot for tightness. Enough to be snug but over tightening can cause leaking as well.
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    Re: Replacing pool light

    I backed it off so now its pretty snug. I think that might have been the problem over tightening. I check it tomorrow.
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