Electrical Box In Brick (Interior)
I lurk this forum all the time, but I've come accross something I haven't been able to find through searching.
We bought a 1928 duplex about 6 months ago and are now working on updating the upstairs before we move in. We pulled the carpet and found three live receptacles in the living room area prevously covered by carpet. If possible I want to move them to the walls. The walls are plaster with what looks like brick behind them. Is this normal to not have lath behind the plaster? Each of the walls are exterior walls - which are concrete for about 3 feet and then brick.
Ive included a picture of one of the receptacles, and can get one from below if needed (not directly below, but a few feet over, so see what it looks like between the floor joists).
Would it be okay to chisel out the brick and put a new box, or is there going to be lath a foot or so up and I can just drill a small hole and run a wire through it?