The air exchanger uses an ordinary electrical cord and plug, and there is an electrical outlet in the wall, about five feet above the floot.
What I would like to do is cover over the electrical outlet with a framed piece of art.
Question: can I directly wire the air exchanger to the electrical outlet? (The air exchanger has its own on-off switch.)
The way I envision it would be to remove the outlet (not needed for any other purpose) and cut off the plug from the air exchanger wire. I would connect the two wires from the air exchanger to the two wires that power the outlet. Then I would cover the box with a flat plate.
I know this will work. Does it pose any electrical threat to the home?
submitted by Corey in Nantucket, MA