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#121407 - 07/10/05 07:32 PM How'd They Do It?
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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
A regular customer of mine called, and asked for a receptacle added- right where ther was a blank cover on the wall would be fine!
(This office often has unused boxes in the walls, stubbed out to above the ceiling, originally installed as future phone/data points. As you might guess, I have used a few of them for new receptacles- it doesn't get any easier than that!)

When I took off the plate, I was surprised to find a run of EMT- with operational circuits in it- passing right through the box.


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#121408 - 07/10/05 09:05 PM Re: How'd They Do It?
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Registered: 07/05/04
Posts: 615
Loc: Palo Alto, CA, USA
Looks like a gangable box, with both sides removed?

I suspect he left the remnants of the box so that it could hold up the cover plate, so he didn't have to patch the wall.


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