Pop out Wall plates

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Old 09-02-15, 06:59 PM
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Pop out Wall plates

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Good day. Recently two of my wall outlet plates pop out. One in the kitchen where the refrigerator is plugged in and one plate in the living room area. The attachment of the wall plates to the wall have been removed. The question is what should I use to attach it back to the wall?

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Old 09-02-15, 07:05 PM
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I think we are going to need to see pictures.
 
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Old 09-02-15, 07:08 PM
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Oooppss. I'll take some when I got home. Maybe I'll post it tomorrow.
 
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Don't you need to know what made it pop out, of the wall?
 
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Old 09-02-15, 07:14 PM
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Actually, I don't know what is the cause right now. When I got home, I've just saw that the wall plate pop out in the kitchen area. Then the next day, the wall plate in living area pops out too. The Wiring in the outlet is still attached firmly. The only problem is the plate which is removed from the wall.
 
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Were the screws stripped or broken? I'm sure that they didn't unscrew themselves. How many other people live, in the house?
 
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I'll check it when I got home. I was too busy these past few days so I haven't checked yet. I was just texted yesterday about this. We are only three including me. Need to check it later.
 
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The attachment of the wall plates to the wall have been removed.
In the US the the plate is attached to the device not to the wall and the device to the box so it is hard to understand what you are saying.
 
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I'll take some picture when I got home for reference. Sorry sir.
 
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Is it those screwless wall plates where you screw in a plate then you snap in a top plate over it?
 
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Listed below is the pictures as promised. Thanks
 
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Old 09-03-15, 06:50 PM
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I don't recognize the style but does that outer plate separate in half? It kind of looks like it does. If there is a cover which snaps over the piece that is holding the outlets that could be hiding screw holes for screws which go into the box tabs.

Cut the power from the breaker and pull it out a little more and take pictures of the box.
 
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Old 09-03-15, 06:53 PM
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I have never seen a fixture like that. Hopefully someone else has.

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Old 09-03-15, 07:22 PM
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Ray I suspect we may be looking at something like this:



Engrika - am I right does that plate come apart?
 
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Old 09-03-15, 08:25 PM
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Sorry, I can't get more details as of now but as I inspect, the Plate and outlets can be separated.
 
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Old 09-04-15, 02:35 PM
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If you can, look and see if there are screw holes under the cover. If there are check the threads. They could be stripped, or as in the pics I posted from my kitchen table they could just be close fitting machine threads which would hold the outlet in most cases but would need a nut to be truly secure. If that's what you have, a tight fitting plug into the outlet could yank the outlet out of the wall.
 
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I saw a screw attached in the wall plate. It looks like it was screwed at the wall. I am thinking what is the cause why suddenly it pops out of the wall.
 
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Do you have a box in the wall. If not that is the problem.

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engrkira, kumusta ka?

Look at the picture below.
Do you see signs of the tabs circled in yellow?
Is there a metal box in wall, or no box?

Or does the outlet/receptacle screw directly into the wall surface, such as block or drywall?

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Edit: I was late, Ray and I think alike
 
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