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Old 10-17-2008, 01:25 PM   #1
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garage has a covered outlet.behind it are 2 bare wires connected by auto screw on connectors,2whitel wires w/same type connector,& 2 black wires
with the same type connector.wires are not live. why is this covered outlet


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Old 10-17-2008, 03:27 PM   #2
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why is this covered outlet there?
Only whomever installed it could say for sure...

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Just to be sure, you mean wire nuts?

And by outlet, is there just a box, or is there a receptacle that was covered up?

Anyway, it's probably just a junction for a circuit. Maybe there was a receptacle or other device there at some point. If the wires are not live, then either the circuit is turned off at the breaker, it's on a switch, or it's just plain disconnected.

I don't think anyone here is going to be able to tell you what it's for without knowing where those wires go...


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Old 10-17-2008, 04:00 PM   #3
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or they just used an outlet box (they DID put a cover on it, yes?) as a junction box.

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Old 10-17-2008, 04:48 PM   #4
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Careful with this one, but it might be a 220 circuit that as been capped and killed that fed an air compressor or the like. But without tracing the wires or doing some more investigation, who knows?
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