I need some advice on how to search for a hidden electrical box. I
tried contacting the builder but he is in federal prision for fraud so
that was a dead end.
I moved into a condo this Spring and occupy the lower level of a 2
level building. I do not have any fixtures in the ceiling in my
bedroom or main living area. I do have some in the hallways.
I bought a Stud finder with AC finder and Metal finder as well. In the
bedroom it picks up a metal piece almost exactly in the center of the
room, the AC finder also seems to pick up a signal. I do have a switch
in the room that doesn't seem to do much but turn on one socket in the
back of the room (the other plug in the same socket is always live).
In the front room I found 2 metal pieces along one long stud in the
center of the room. Along the stud the AC finder also seems to give me
warning the entire length. One of the metal pieces is almost in the
middle of the room, and near the front entrance i do have a light
switch that controls nothing.
I looked at the other condos and I don't see too many with fixtures.
Could a box be up there? I've got a pretty unique finish on the walls
and it's not something I can replicate so I am afraid of making a big
hole. Even if I made a small one I'm not sure poking around with a
pick or nail would tell me much.
Any thoughts on how I can confirm if a box is up there? If a main
electrical wire is going across can I tap into that for my power?