Introduction: Secret Compartment Electric Outlet

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What you need:
Electric outlet
Item that will fit in outlet
Electric Outlet cover

Warning- Do NOT insert anything metal in the outlet

Step 1: Locate a Power Outlet

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Step 2: Unscrew the Outlet

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Step 3: You Will See an Empty Space

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Step 4: Find Any Item You Want to Put in the Space

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Step 5: (Optional)

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You can use a door hinge by drilling holes in your wall next to the outlet. It takes extra work, but you can access your item quicker. To secure it, put nails in the hole to hold it.

Step 6: Put Your Item in the Hole

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You dont want it to hang out of the outlet like this.

Step 7: Secure the Item

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My item is pretty well concealed and is not as noticeable.

Step 8: Put Your Cover Back On

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This item fits very well, so now we want to put the cover on. It is the same as taking it off just backwards. Put the cover on and the hold a nail in its place. With your free hand, use a screwdriver to drive it in. Repeat this process until every screw is back in.

Step 9: Your Cover Should Be Back On

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If you are not sure, lightly pull it with your hand. It should look like this picture.

Step 10: Your Are Now Finished

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Your secret compartment is complete.


rbrockschmidt (author)2014-06-30

This is VERY UNSAFE! This will cause a fire in the event of any electrical shortage. The reason the boxes are plastic is to contact sparks that may occur from a short and contain the heat from a short and prevent catastrophic fire.

jasit (author)2014-02-03

Posts like this should be banned, you are completely irrisponsable for telling people use a live power oulet as a safe.
1) opening the receptical while the power is on
2) pushing something that is flammable, or may conduct electricity beside bare electrical wires.

Both are really bad ideas, there is a gap in the electrical box in case there is a short in the wire and it arcs across the box to the ground wire.

joshabgvghn (author)2014-02-03

Do NOT stick any other metal or conductive items in there! Could short it cause a fire hazard

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