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Re: Device colors [Re: switches] #218970
01/01/18 09:16 PM
01/01/18 09:16 PM
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Hey, a ‘Thank You’ for the real nice renu color palette !!


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Re: Device colors [Re: switches] #218971
01/02/18 06:03 AM
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Yeah well, i was fool enough to ride around with the color keys for a while Hotone

Only to realize just what posters are saying in this thread....:(

i'd like to file it all under 'no good deed goes unpunished'

I'm back to chocolate & vanilla these days.....

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Re: Device colors [Re: switches] #218978
01/03/18 06:59 PM
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Reminds me of the days when you could also get desk and wall telephone sets in most of those same colours to match the plugs.

Re: Device colors [Re: switches] #219001
01/09/18 06:23 PM
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At least in Austria and Germany "Does anyone recognise these switches and can tell me where to get spares?" is a fairly common question. Designs rarely last more than say 20 years, sometimes less, and replacement covers usually need to match quite exactly to fit even physically, let alone visually. Occasionally manufacturers re-design even the switch mechanisms enough to make them impossible to replace.

Actually it's more like the other way round - when a 1987 Siemens switch shorted out (well to be more precise the wiring between the switch and fixture shorted to earth and the switch contacts welded themselves shut) and burnt at my parents' office I was seriously surprised I could fit the old covers to a new switch! I'd have hated to replace an entire vertical bank of 8 individual switches!

Re: Device colors [Re: switches] #219345
05/07/18 10:09 PM
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White devices were available by the end of the 70's. We installed them when we added our second story addition in 79/80.

I do remember that they were not available at the local hardware store, only at the supply house.

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