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#170819 - 11/12/07 03:16 PM Half a Switch
Webmaster Offline


Registered: 10/07/00
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Loc: NY, USA
This was taken at the local mall. It looks so nice.

- Alan Nadon

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#170832 - 11/13/07 07:26 AM Re: Half a Switch [Re: Webmaster]
Zapped Offline

Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 481
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
"Now change out that switch to a deco". I still have nightmares...

#170838 - 11/13/07 10:42 AM Re: Half a Switch [Re: Zapped]
Retired_Helper Offline

Registered: 03/13/07
Posts: 167
Loc: Maine
There's a toggle like that in the Belfast, ME, post office lobby, except that the cut runs vertically on the right side of the toggle. The P.O. could probably squeeze in a deco, but I still hate the look of it. \:\(

#170971 - 11/15/07 09:09 PM Re: Half a Switch [Re: Retired_Helper]
Lostazhell Offline

Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Changing that switch to a decora is easy! 15 secs with a sawzall on that molding, problem solved! Let the carpenter figure out his error in choosing molding height.

#171131 - 11/20/07 09:32 AM Re: Half a Switch [Re: Lostazhell]
SteveFehr Offline

Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1192
Loc: Chesapeake, VA
Now, why should the carpenter have to pay for what was clearly a mistake by the electrician who failed to consider the architectural plan and mounted the box too low?

#176349 - 03/29/08 07:59 PM Re: Half a Switch [Re: SteveFehr]
JoeKP Offline

Registered: 03/29/08
Posts: 144
Loc: Berkley, MA
is there a hidden hinge on the molding to get to te bottom screw?
“then we'll glue em' then screw em'”
-Tom Silva

#176350 - 03/29/08 08:14 PM Re: Half a Switch [Re: SteveFehr]
twh Offline

Registered: 03/11/04
Posts: 892
Loc: Regina, Sask.
 Originally Posted By: SteveFehr
Now, why should the carpenter have to pay for what was clearly a mistake by the electrician who failed to consider the architectural plan and mounted the box too low?

That's not necessarily a fair comment. I have one of those on a job I'm doing now. The engineer spec'd 48 inches, even though the two outlets beside were at 44 inches. The GC said to leave it and his carpenter said to leave it. They cut the woodwork back to accommodate the outlet.

Even in the case of a switch too close to a wide door frame, the electrician gets a phone call before the frame goes on.

My question is "what kind of a carpenter covers half a switch box"?

#176380 - 03/30/08 05:28 PM Re: Half a Switch [Re: twh]
andyenglish Offline

Registered: 01/05/08
Posts: 19
Perfect example of what "Reno" was talking about on another post. The "Cool Hand Luke" syndrome... Failure to communicate.. Just throw it over the wall to the other guy..


It's always easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission.

#176382 - 03/30/08 05:52 PM Re: Half a Switch [Re: andyenglish]
wire_twister Offline

Registered: 07/25/07
Posts: 265
Loc: Georgia USA
I saw one like that in a local church I was working in, it was the result of a remodel, put up moulding and did not move the switch. I am going to re wire this church soon and will move it up then.

Life is tough, Life is tougher when you are stupid

#176384 - 03/30/08 06:34 PM Re: Half a Switch [Re: Lostazhell]
Theelectrikid Offline

Registered: 04/30/04
Posts: 854
Loc: Levittown, PA
There's a duplicate of that in one of the arcades at Six Flags Great Adventure! It's covered in ten coats of paint (or at least it was in October '07) so it looks even more like crap!

Ian A.
Is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?


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