Odd old outlets - has anyone seen these?
My house was built in 1950. I am painting, and the outlets have been painted over a LOT. I finally got one off the wall, and it is very odd. Look at the first 5 photos in the link below (you can click to enlarge them).
I have never seen an outlet where the part where you stick the plug in comes off of the stuff inside. Or maybe I don't know anything :) Anyway, should this be easy for an electrician to replace?
ALSO: Are there larger than standard outlet covers available? I don't want to mess with the edges where I cut around the wall plate - they stick up from all the layers of paint, but some is probably lead, so I can't sand it.
Here is a link that might be useful: 1950 outlet