Introduction: Electric Outlet Secret Compartment

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This project is fun to do and it makes use of dead electrical boxes. The only thing you need is a screw driver in most cases.

Step 1: Find a Dead Outlet

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I had this tv cable outlet behind some furniture and I decided to use it for this project. Be careful and make sure if you are using a electric out let and you are unwiring it that you make sure the breaker is off or its dead/ not in use.

Step 2: Unscrew the Cover

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Unscrew the cover and take a look at the situation.

Step 3: Deal With the Wires

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I had just the one wire so I just pushed it into the hole in the back of the receptacle

Step 4: Adding Back the Cover and Making It Hinge

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The easiest way to do this is to take out one screw and leave one partially backed out to act as a hinge.

Step 5: And Your Done!

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I had a lot of fun going around my house and finding outlets and you will too. What would you put in your new secret compartment, tell me in the comments.


pixlgunner (author)2017-11-03

i watched this on a king of random vid

EricJ141 (author)2017-10-26

I used mine to hold a spare key to my office, in case I, or one of my kids locks the door and shut it on accident. If that happened, I would not be locked out permanently.

Maker2_0 (author)EricJ1412017-10-30


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