I was adding lights in a basement closet and when I cut the ceiling open this is what I found.
It looks like previous owners didn’t bother protecting wires or moving boxes outside of the drywall when they did a remodel in 2000. I can lower the box down so it can be accessed once the drywall goes back up.
Obviously it Isn’t practical to tear out an entire finished basement ceiling to properly rewire and pipe the THNN. What would you do to make this situation safe that is practical?
Update: I opened up the entire ceiling in the closet and sure enough the vertical drops are right there for the outlet and light switches above. Would it be possible to use an adapter to connect conduit to those vertical runs? I would use a new box obviously and would have access to that in the ceiling with a blank face plate. It is a closet so that plate won’t bother me. Would this be acceptable solution?