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Screaming for help #115777
12/23/03 08:13 AM
12/23/03 08:13 AM
electure  Offline
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,264
Fullerton, CA USA
I'm being held captive by the "Evil Drywaller" and his henchman "The Painter"

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Re: Screaming for help #115778
12/23/03 08:41 AM
12/23/03 08:41 AM
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
Re: Screaming for help #115779
12/23/03 11:16 AM
12/23/03 11:16 AM
Jim M  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 457
Chestertown, MD, USA
Some people take filling the gap around boxes just a little too far.

Re: Screaming for help #115780
12/23/03 11:38 AM
12/23/03 11:38 AM
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]

Re: Screaming for help #115781
12/23/03 12:37 PM
12/23/03 12:37 PM
Texas_Ranger  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,409
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.

Re: Screaming for help #115782
12/23/03 01:35 PM
12/23/03 01:35 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,890
Is this a California thing?

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Re: Screaming for help #115783
12/23/03 01:59 PM
12/23/03 01:59 PM
electricman2  Offline
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 269
Thomasville, NC USA
Maybe it's cheaper than buying wall plates.

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

Re: Screaming for help #115785
12/23/03 04:15 PM
12/23/03 04:15 PM
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


Re: Screaming for help #115786
12/23/03 08:33 PM
12/23/03 08:33 PM
Bjarney  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,527
West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Carefull—people are going to start demanding 'em

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