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#111787 02/26/07 12:22 AM
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A family member removed their old bathroom mirror to find this gem. No outlet box for the light and plug covered with no plate. Always wondered why there was no plug in that washroom.

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I had this exact same thing with that exact same fixture in both of my bathrooms, and my house is only 6 years old.


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Canuck,

Can you see a date on the drywall? That may tell you when it was installed. In case someone wants to after the previous owners.

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Looks like someone went crazy with a hammer after finding their s/l covered up...maybe?

It is unfortunate to see this kind of workmanship.


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#111791 02/26/07 08:21 PM
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Oh the "Wire nuts" on the plug are plastic drywall anchors. [Linked Image]

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Wire nuts" on the plug are plastic drywall anchors.

Whaa??? Please tell me that box is the end of the line, and that some schmuck didn't join 2 or more conductors together with plastic anchors??? [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

#111793 02/27/07 12:27 AM
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Plastic anchors used as wirenuts is a new one to me.

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Whaa??? Please tell me that box is the end of the line, and that some schmuck didn't join 2 or more conductors together with plastic anchors???

Fortunately, no wires spliced together. If there were that would be a contender with the photo with the hot glue splice. The anchors were cracked and I suppose better than nothing...

Why you would cover up a plug in the bathroom, I do not know.

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I gotsta get one of those hammersawz- bet it goes fast!

#111796 02/27/07 09:33 PM
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Wire nuts" on the plug are plastic drywall anchors.

I have to agree with Randy, What!!!!?

Break out the Sawzall with demolition blade.

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