E57, this is not a fire wall- just a gypsum faced residential wall. You can see it in the picture- this wall ia well under two feet long. At least- the part where the hole is.
The other wall- the one with the "wiremold" box and antennae jack- is an exterior wall, and not fire-rated.
Now, I'd like to brag a litle, but that piece of equipment is hiding the part of the wall that I had worked on previously. There is a receptacle on the "away" side of the wall; previously I had tapped into that box to feed an outside receptacle on the opposite side of the wall from the "wiremold" box. I had patched the wall. This guy- or the complex maintenance man- had in turn tapped into the outside receptacle to feed back into the wall, where he in turn fed another receptacle in the wiremold box.
The point is- I had hacked up the wall some, and then fixed it. This guy was happy to leave a big, fat hole. It just seems like poor workmanship. I realise that these guys use different materials than electricians- but I would have expected the hole to be closed in some manner!
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Cut in a low voltage mounting bracket connect the cable that was fished in the wall to the back of the frame that I linked and blank up the extra 4 openings, then install a Decora faceplate and that VGA cable looks like it was installed professionally. Now that I look at the pic a little closer I see there is another part to that cable besides the VGA. What is that ? I want to see if I can put something together to clean this up.
Mkoloj, Please do not confuse my lousy attempt at humor with incompetence. I have built my own houses more than once. A proper drywall repair is no problem for me. What would be a problem for me is the way the guy walked away from a mouse hole like this one. He would not get away with that at my house.
Good thing you were joking, I thought for a minute that the expanding foam was an option to somebody. That hole he bored in the wall does not even look like it needs to be repaired, maybve a little more cut out to be bale to fit a plate in the wall to dress that up a little. That is not even a bad install, maybe a little unsightly to the trained eye, but the one's I love the best are the network guys who just cut a little hole in an acoustical ceiling tile and "jungle drop" right against the wall. Is the cable pictured even listed to be installed in the wall ????