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#115777 - 12/23/03 09:13 AM Screaming for help  
electure  Offline

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,259
Fullerton, CA USA
I'm being held captive by the "Evil Drywaller" and his henchman "The Painter"

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#115778 - 12/23/03 09:41 AM Re: Screaming for help  
ComputerWizKid  Offline
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 119
Connecticut, USA
WOW! never seen one that bad :eek . I hate painted over outlets. espesly when you have to crack out all the paint to plug something in.

Theres always enough room in the junction box.You just need a bigger hammer

#115779 - 12/23/03 12:16 PM Re: Screaming for help  
Jim M  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 457
Chestertown, MD, USA
Some people take filling the gap around boxes just a little too far.

#115780 - 12/23/03 12:38 PM Re: Screaming for help  
SvenNYC  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,691
New York City
Now the mystery will be, is the receptacle in a box or was it just directly buried in the plaster? [Linked Image]

#115781 - 12/23/03 01:37 PM Re: Screaming for help  
Texas_Ranger  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,392
Vienna, Austria
Errrm, let me guess! No cover plate but all papered over and then painted over the wallpaper? Think I've occasionally seen that method.

#115782 - 12/23/03 02:35 PM Re: Screaming for help  
Bill Addiss  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,875
Is this a California thing?

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#115783 - 12/23/03 02:59 PM Re: Screaming for help  
electricman2  Offline
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 269
Thomasville, NC USA
Maybe it's cheaper than buying wall plates.


#115784 - 12/23/03 04:11 PM Re: Screaming for help  
Mean Gene  Offline
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 152
Ohio, USA
Boy, I'd be scared to death plug anything into that! [Linked Image]

#115785 - 12/23/03 05:15 PM Re: Screaming for help  
SvenNYC  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,691
New York City
Yeah, the wall may just swallow up your plug, cord, appliance and then go


#115786 - 12/23/03 09:33 PM Re: Screaming for help  
Bjarney  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,527
West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Carefull—people are going to start demanding 'em

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