Hello. New to the forum and have an electrical question.
I am trying to do some minor work in a room that my step-daughter just moved out of. This is the first time the room has been empty (clean) since I’ve lived here and I had no idea that an open/un-mounted electric outlet was back there! The outlet has not been in use and had plastic safety clips inserted into the outlets, but I’ve confirmed that it does have power coming to it.
There is a hole cut in the drywall in the bedroom where the outlet may have been previously housed. There is a smaller hole on the other side of the wall (a utility room). This area is also where the cable line comes into this bedroom. This should all be evident by the photo below.
Is it possible to put a proper mounted electric box in this space and house both a new electric outlet AND the TV cable feed and cover the whole bit with a custom faceplate or is that still a dangerous setup? It has been as displayed in the photo for years with no mishaps, but I don’t want to tempt fate. There are no other open areas to feed the TV cable through, so I would like to continue to use this entry space for both if possible. But on a trip to the local home improvement store I see dozens of faceplate configurations, none of which have TV cable outlets and electrical outlets in the same space. It that because it is ill advised?