Dave’s Geek Ideas created this awesomely geeky concept for a Ghostbusters Ecto Containment Unit cover which will be placed on your boring looking fuse box. This is the coolest idea ever! I have to buy one of this!
The creator offers the following explanation of his creation:
Seeing as the Ecto Containment Unit is a wall-mounted hub where many wires originate, I figured it would be a fun way to conceal electrical panels found in households (more so if the panel is in the basement). Your circuit breakers would now reside in a ghost prison.
Instead of creating an electrical panel shaped like the Ecto Containment Unit, I felt a separate cover that sits atop an existing electrical panel would be easier and cheaper to install. The design is modular so it can safely bypass all the wiring.
Some people have electrical panels that are flush with the wall (all the wires are behind drywall), so this cover wouldn’t look as authentic without any visible wires. Maybe fake wires could be used? Then again, many geeks prefer a less cluttered look.
Beyond the installation of the cover, one possible challenge I can think of is getting the cover wired directly into the panel so the display lights of the Ecto Containment Unit can function. That kind of hookup would warrant the help of an electrician.
Speaking of which, I’m not an electrician so I don’t know if there are any hidden hazards when it comes to adding a cosmetic cover to an existing electrical panel. So if you are an electrician and can highlight why this is a terrible idea, please let me know in the comments.