I think it is because handy boxes are a new invention in the home improvement industry that’s being touted as the solution to all of our electrical woes. They are small pieces of hardware that plug into your wall and can add a handy touch to your home.
I’m not a big fan of handy boxes though, I think they are a lot like power drills. I think they are a great solution in the right hands, but I don’t think I’m going to get into these guys at the moment. I will say that I think they could be a fantastic idea if they were marketed properly. A good example of that is the home improvement store I work for – we have a variety of home improvement ideas for our members.
The reason I don’t like handy boxes is because they aren’t a great solution for those of us who can’t easily get power tools or have electric sockets. They’re a good idea for the people who just need a way to add a touch of style to their home or who want their home to look like they’ve just moved in. We’re talking a little more than a screwdriver here – we’re talking about some serious power tools I think.
The box you buy for your electrical outlet is a good idea. The reason why is because you can connect it to your electrical outlet, and you can hook up the circuit with a switch to turn on or off your lights and appliances. This is a great idea because if you are like me and have an older house that doesnt have a lot of outlets, a lot of outlets can be a problem.
I have a fairly large house, and I dont have a ton of outlets. I really dont need that many switches. The one thing that i do need is a switch for my faucet on the sink. I would like to be able to turn the water on and off from the faucet without having to pull out my phone.
You can also hook up your electric range, washing machine, dishwasher, and clothes dryer and turn them on/off from the wall switch.
And like we said, a lot of outlets can be a problem. I’ve had to replace about a dozen of them in my house, but even those arent big deals. I was also surprised to see that many of the outlets in the house were already wired for electrical and they had to be changed.
One house I worked in that had a lot of different outlets and was wired for both electrical and phone was a disaster for me. I used to be able to hook up all of the outlets and switches I wanted and not worry. And I still can. But on this house, I was on the phone for hours with the same number on every outlet, because they all had similar names, and it was driving me crazy.
It’s one thing to use the same outlets in different rooms, but it’s another thing to use the same electrical outlets in the same room for hours, because those outlets were connected all over the house. One of these outlets is near a kitchen sink, and the one near the laundry closet was connected to all the lights in the house. It’s like having a power drill sitting on your kitchen counter, and not being able to see or use it.
Not only is this a gross violation of electrical codes, but I see the potential for some really messed up electrical issues, especially in the bathroom. The electrical issues could also be pretty bad for people who are in the bathroom (or who have kids in the tub). You will probably notice that the electrical outlets in the bathroom are connected to the power outlets in the kitchen or the laundry.