Video: Dealing with Hot Electric Outlet Box

This is Nathan Harrison, on site, for FineRemodel.com.

Well, I’m trying to put a cabinet here, but I’ve got to get this outlet into the back of it. As you can see, it’s not going to go in the back like this. We’ve got the front flange still on it, and it’s an old style outlet with some garbage going on around the box here.

I need to take it apart, but it’s hot. So…not a problem. A one man operation. Chester the Tester. Turn him on. Set him on top of something like this platform. When he gets close to voltage, he’s going to start beeping at us.

Now we go to the breaker box. When we hear this beeping stop, we know we’ve got the right breaker.

That did it.