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Old 01-19-2013, 01:27 AM   #1
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This is in my house. What is it?
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:30 AM   #2
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The transformer for your doorbell.

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Old 01-19-2013, 01:36 AM   #3
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The doorbell is across the hall. Old doorbell? The other side of the wall has a solid outlet cover.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:54 AM   #4
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The doorbell is across the hall. Old doorbell? The other side of the wall has a solid outlet cover.

If the cover is solid, it is not an outlet, it is a cover!

As Glennsparky said, it is the transformer for your doorbell. It doesnt matter where your door bell is, I've seen them in closets, attics, crawl spaces and just about anywhere they can hide them! Next time your in a home improvement store, visit the Electrical Dept and ask to see a door bell transformer for comparison, or

Take our word for it!

Still not convinced? Unhook one of the wires in the picture and see if your doorbell works? (providing your doorbell is currently working)
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Old 01-19-2013, 06:35 AM   #5
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Usually this is done in apartments or condos where the electrical panel is flush mounted. I say this because typically this transformer is mounted right on the outside side of the electrical panel.
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If the cover is solid, it is not an outlet, it is a cover!
What?????
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What?????
Read the OP's second post. He said the other side of the box had "a solid outlet cover." There's no such thing.
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Read the OP's second post. He said the other side of the box had "a solid outlet cover." There's no such thing.
Read the NEC's definition of "outlet".
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An "outlet" (my words) is any location that uses electrical power. It can be a receptacle, a light or a door bell transformer. All receptacles are outlets, all outlets are not receptacles. A switch is not an outlet.
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An "outlet" (my words) is any location that uses electrical power. It can be a receptacle, a light or a door bell transformer. All receptacles are outlets, all outlets are not receptacles. A switch is not an outlet.
Me too. So in my world, a solid outlet cover does actually exist.
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The other side of the wall has a solid outlet cover.

Ok, In my earlier response, I was being a bit of a smart a**, and for that I apologize - sincerely.

As for the rest, I think we can all agree that indeed, it is a door bell transformer!

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