A bit of a head scratcher...
as you can see, the hole in the mirror is offset from the drywall, which is offset from the junction box. Also there are no ground wires.
a professional electrician recommended an AFGF outlet, which I bought, but it's bigger than a normal outlet, and will not fit the same way the old outlet (barely) fit. The junction box is big enough, but because it is offset, the outlet won't fit in the exposed opening of the box.
There is a stud on the left, and the junction box is nailed in with a little metal wing sticking out on the top left side of the box
So the way I see it, there are only two options that don't require breaking the mirror
- Somehow take out the existing junction box, and install a new one higher. Cut the drywall hole to match the mirror. Somehow attach junction box to the stud
- Cut a circle shape out of another mirror and attach it too the top. Then cut the mirror at the bottom to expose the rest of the existing junction box
Best resulting job would be option 3, which is take out the entire mirror wall and install a new one... but that seems not worth it. Also there is access behind it, it is a floor-to-ceiling closet shelving system. So to access the junction box from the back would require cutting a hole in wood shelving, and the drywall behind that
I'm leaning towards removing the nail, dropping the junction box down, cutting the drywall, inserting a new junction box, and somehow attaching it to the stud, maybe with a 90 degree attachment on my power drill w/ a screw? space is very tight though. Looking for any ideas at all