Electric Outlet Secret Compartment

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Introduction: Electric Outlet Secret Compartment

About: I like to make stuff!

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.

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Step 1: Find a Dead Outlet

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

Unscrew the cover and take a look at the situation.

Step 3: Deal With the Wires

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

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!

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.

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    3 Discussions

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    pixlgunner
    pixlgunner

    2 years ago

    i watched this on a king of random vid

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    EricJ141
    EricJ141

    2 years ago

    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.

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    Maker2_0
    Maker2_0

    Reply 2 years ago

    Nice