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Old 07-15-2014, 05:25 AM   #31
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Hate to say it, but your work is not better than any electrician in your area.

The plastic box needs to go. Your outlets further down are not grounded now as has been mentioned.

Spend a bit of time and get it done correctly.
Electrical connections are in closed boxes so houses don't burn down from malfunctioning devices.

Odds.........slim.......I do know however that I won't be turned into a crisp from your deficient workmanship. Remind me to never sleep in your home.
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:10 PM   #32
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The different plasrtic box will have the same issue.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:15 PM   #33
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Wow... nice hack job.
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OK, several weeks ago, based on some comments above, I said I would change out the plastic box for a metal one. When I started the box swap I did not think that the original metal box was grounded (it was) nor was I aware that electrical switch boxes can, apparently, "spark" and do other odd things. So, here ya go....

1st pix is of the plastic box removed and the bare stud next to it.

2nd pix shows a 1/2" thick piece of wood added to the stud to center the new metal box (didn't want the switch cover to be to close to the door jamb).

3rd pix shows the new metal box installed but not wired yet.

4th pix shows it all in place.

What I learned: wiring in metal conduit is automatically grounded, having your wiring grounded is a bigger deal than I originally thought, and metal boxes CAN be added to existing metal boxes for "remodel" work. I learned that and the fact that there are some snarky electricians out there. (If you're not one of them [and not all who posted here were] don't be offended.) :-)

Thanks again for helping me get smarter.

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Old 08-04-2014, 05:49 AM   #35
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Good job.

Hopefully others will read this and catch the lesson.
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If you think we are snarky to you, wait until one of the pros shows his work on the pro site.
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