If your home has an electrical outlet box that is recessed behind the drywall you will notice that the outlet does not come up the outlet cover. When you plug something in, there may be movement in the outlet itself. This can create a fire hazard. This repair box will bring the recessed outlet forward and surround it so it does not contact any material in the wall. You may require longer 6 machine screws and adjustable 1/8 inch spacers to complete the job. There are simpler sheet metal pieces that also can bring the outlet forward but does not solve the problem of interior wall material contacting an outlet recessed more that 1/4 behind the drywall. FOR SAFETY, BEFORE STARTING TURN OFF THE POWER TO THE OUTLET AT THE BREAKER BOX. TEST BOTH OUTLETS FOR ANY POWER FLOWING TO IT. ONLY ATTEMPT THIS IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCED WITH ELECTRICAL WORK AND HAVE THE PROPER TOOLS. A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN IS ALWAYS BETTER THAT A TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL. Watch the You Tube video from a licensed electrician showing the various solutions to this problem. The pictures show the post repair. It was not necessary to remove any of the wires to do this.
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