Ok ... the plug part was mounted to this board thingy
Count yourself lucky as it looks like ungrounded wire going to an unweatherproofed non-GFI-protected receptacle directly screwed into the wood. If there is nothing solid in that wall, you may have to mount the proper receptacle in a weatherproof box attached to a 4x4 or other approved upright driven into the soil.
This post was edited by worthy on Fri, Aug 15, 14 at 21:06
You could die laughing!
Here's a beauty I found in the garage of my current place.
Here's my "vintage outlet box". ;-)
Can't beat that one!
If you haven't seen them, take a look at Home inspection nightmares, like the photo below. (I've seen lots of variations over the years.)
Here is a link that might be useful: Home Inspection Nightmare Photos
I follow this guy on Facebook. I love to see some of the pics he posts. Some make make jaw drop.
Worthy ... That was INSIDE my house.