Trying to locate online a cover to secure the outlet. My sister found the
painters at her condo using her outlet to operate their sanders for the
entire complex. They had to jump on her balcony to get at the outlet. I
told her to turn off the breaker to the outlet. That's fine except she has
to do it each day because the breaker also controls lights in her LR.
I've seen little cages that fit over thermostats that are in public
buildings. I was hoping to find something like that. Most of the results
I get on Google are for simple covers to protect children.
Does anyone know of such a cover that is lockable?
This might be a bit of a stretch, but try to find where that outlet is
being fed from, possibly from another outlet directly on the opposite
side of the wall, and disconnect it from there so the outlet is dead.
That way you can keep the breaker on.
I forgot to add that if that outside outlet feeds other outlets in the
condo, then obviously you cannot do what I said.
Instead it might be easier to just disconnect the wires from the
outside outlet, but wire nut them together in the box so it can
continue to feed the other outlets.
He meant, remove all the wires from the outside outlet and connect them
black to black, white to white and ground to ground with three wirenuts,
to continue the feed to the other outlets.
You really ought to read, think about, and try to understand the post
before jumping in and trying to be cute, HeyBub.
For added fun, add a switch. Wait till they start using the outlet, and
then turn it off. When they come to see if anything came unplugged,
turn it back on. When they get back to their sander, turn it off.
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