Yes, I realize they only cost $2 and I will replace it, but in principle...
I was installing a new outlet today and I heard some plastic break as I was
putting the faceplate on. Seems my screw was too long for the outlet and it
popped a little hole through the back.
I can't see that anything is really damaged (relating to the hot or
neutral), and the only thing exposed is the ground. Any reason this should
Some outlets leave the back open, presumably for this reason. Why don't
Maybe not a pertinent question, but every outlet I've ever bought typically
comes with the screws needed to install it - including the faceplate.
Granted I only buy outlet sets. How long was this faceplate screw anyways -
To answer your question, if it were me, I'd buy a new outlet. I think Ed
Palwalski (or however you spell that name) said it best - it might be fine
today, but who knows tommorrow.
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