Asked on Oct 26, 2012
Putting a blank cover over an existing wall outlet and installing crown moulding
I have a wall outlet high on one wall in my kitchen, it was probably put there for a wall clock when the house was built. I am putting crown moulding in and this will be in the way. I bought a flat blank cover for the outlet and will trim a little under the crown moulding so it lays nice over the small amount of crown that will overlap. My question is this, should I remove the plug from the wall and put the blank over the empty spot? Right now the blank plate doesn't cover the plug flush. Could I remove the plug completely and dry wall over it? And electrician once told me I wouldn't do it.