Would it be OK to use foam here?
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  1. #1
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    Would it be OK to use foam here?

    Hi all,

    I caught a mouse inside my home and was looking to seal openings outside.
    Looks like where my line set, power and control line is coming out has a big gap. It goes up about 4 inches
    behind the deck board as well. I also feel cold air coming out around the opening!

    Would expanding foam be OK to apply here? I have some duct seal compound as well, it looks like that may be hard to work with in there.

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    I see an extra pad, the cut lines and old mounts for a service disconnect as well. Living in a condo, I guess the unit below me
    originally had their condensing unit next to mine before relocating it to the back of the home.

    I appreciate any advice. I will call a pro if need be. Thanks!

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    There appears to be a cut electrical line there, hopefully It's not live, usually I'll use hydraulic cement on large holes in a masonry foundation, and electrical insulation putty on the small ones.
    Expanding foam will work, might not look too pretty though.

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    Foam fill will work well. Once it expands excess can be pealed off

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    I'd want to get that high voltage wiring in conduit before sealing the hole. Your electrician will take care of it,give him a call.

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