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Guys , I'm installing three 5mm white led's in the top of my Tub/ shower niche .
I've drilled 3/4" holes threw the wooden studs above the niche , and will be drilling small holes in the ceramic tile to slide the led holders in place .
My concern is mold due to condensation. I was thinking of putting fibreglass resin in the perimeter of the holes in the wood in order to make the wood waterproof , but that stuff is sure smelly .
Anything else you'd recommend to coat wood with to make it waterproof? It shouldn't get wet there , but the potential for condensation is pretty high.

Here's a pic of the back side of the wall where the wire will go down into one of the three holes . I can seal it on top of the hole easily enough once the wire is put in
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if everything stays dry and can breathe you'll be good to go...

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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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if everything stays dry and can breathe you'll be good to go...
Thanks Stick , I'm probably overthinking things as usual . These leds are not exactly water proof . I may have to put some silicone in the hole from the underside of the tile before I slide the led into place .
The problem being , if they ever burn out , I will need to pull them back down again in order to resolder the wire and replace them
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This is basically what I'm trying to do . It's more or less a night light for when I walk into the bathroom in the middle of the night
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Neat . I may have to clean my toilet first
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Rick, cut the tile so that the led is a snug fit and then a small smear of sanitary silicone around the led as you insert it will make a waterproof seal that will last years.

Dont use any kind of decorators caulk. Only sanitary ware silicone is 100% waterproof. Its what all glass aquariums are stuck together with.
When (not if) the led fails, a thin sharp blade will cut the silicone and you can replace the failed bulb.
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Hello!

Imho:

A piece of wood left in such a place would get , after a few years covered with mold,

I would, at least use a chemical that kills mold and prevent insects to get in and have a good meal.


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Interesting idea. LED's seem to be offering unique ideas we've never thought about.
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A piece of wood left in such a place would get , after a few years covered with mold,

I would, at least use a chemical that kills mold and prevent insects to get in and have a good meal.


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