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I was called by a client in Santa Clarita, California. They were selling their homes and moving up to Colorado. After the Realtor checked their beautiful home, she requested a huge repair list of repairs. Jim wanted his pool safe, one of the problem found by the inspector was that the anti-Siphon box was missing its exterior plate. Anyone can replace an electrical plate, but what do you do if the outdoor box is damaged and you need that plate cover before the next inspection. This post answers that problem.
This post show the five steps to replacing an exterior electrical plate.
Note: An outdoor box protect wiring from the elements with gaskets, sealed seams, and in some cases watertight/waterproof cover.
Step 1: Above fig.1 shows that the electrical cover is missing and wires were exposed. Upon inspection the box was damaged but repairable.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the electrical wire nut were safe and did not have to be replaced because of the outdoor elements. Each and every wire was safe within the box.
|Fig.2 Wires not safe|
|Fig.4 Drilling hex head screw|
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