Nails Through Switch and Outlet Boxes
I've got a little nightmare on my hands. Nearly every box in a beach house extension appears to have been slapped up with two giant galvanized nails right through the inside of the boxes. I have tried cutting the nails and removing them. This took me all day and broke nearly all my Dremmel wheels.
I still have to figure out how to secure the boxes without damaging large portions of the wall (demoing the sheetrock).
This house has stood for 50 years without an electrical incident, and anything I rewire I have matched exactly and grounded carefully.
If I choose to leave the nails in place and make sure that no wires are exposed or touching the nails, is there anything else I can do, short of a total wall demolition in order to remove the boxes?