What is this round metal part?

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Is there electric cords behind this, and do you think there used to be outdoor lighting here (it's right next to my entrance door)?

q what is this round metal part
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  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on May 13, 2018
    That's what it looks like. A covered electric box.
  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on May 13, 2018
    Yes, it looks like a covered electrical box.
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on May 13, 2018
    It's a cover or "blank" to cover either a junction box or more likely old wiring. It may or may not be live wires behind it. The only way to know for sure is for a person with experience or an electrician to test the wires hidden behind the box. It would be dangerous to check it out unless you know what you are doing and have a tester. It may have been the connection for a light in the past. Whether the wiring is still there, or live, would have to be checked.
  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on May 13, 2018
    Probably. If it's a junction, it cannot be bricked in.
  • Tae Tae on May 13, 2018
    i believe there are electrical cords back there.
  • William William on May 13, 2018
    Yep! Electrical box cover over electrical box. Probably wires there for outdoor light. Since you had to ask, don't mess with yourself. If you want to put it to use get someone that is familiar with electricity or hire an electrician.
  • Danielle Odin Danielle Odin on May 16, 2018
    You can camouflage it with paint. You cannot block it as it may be needed for access to the wires.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 13, 2021

    LOOKS AS THOUGH THERE WAS AN ILLUMINATED HOUSE NUMBER OR NAME FIXED TO THE WALL!