What is this and how do you open it?

Old 06-20-22, 12:45 PM
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What is this and how do you open it?

Found this in a new house we moved into. Looks like an outlet box. There are no lights or devices that need power in that area, however, there is a pool light near it. How do I open it? Would like to find out what its for.


Old 06-20-22, 01:39 PM
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That looks like an electrical junction box. It looks like it's hinged at the top and can slide up or down. There should be clip or latch at the bottom.
Old 06-20-22, 02:05 PM
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Definitely an electrical box. The front, opening side is on the left in your photos. I'm guessing and old style outlet box with gasketed cover, not the current in-use style cover.
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Old 06-22-22, 01:04 PM
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Probably pool light connections; I have a similar box near the pool light end of our pool. I think mine is secured with screws.
Old 06-22-22, 11:33 PM
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If you have a light in the pool.... it is a splicebox.
Underwater pool lights come with a preattached cable that gets spliced to the supporting wiring.
The box would need to be avove the maximum water level.

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