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#67559 - 07/09/06 06:52 PM In Search of: Long reach toggle  
Haligan  Offline
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Berkeley, CA USA
Customer has switch plates made out of slate. They're about 3/8" thick. I've been using spec toggles from Hubble and Leviton, but they don't protrude out enough. Are there any switches out there that are a little more "well endowed"?

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#67560 - 07/09/06 08:57 PM Re: In Search of: Long reach toggle  
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Most of the thick plates I see are the ceramic ones that people pick up at the local artisan shop, and they are 1/4" to 3/8" thick. I won't install them since I've yet to see one that's got any sort of approval...I will only install the standard approved plate, and what they choose to install after I leave is up to them. Saves a lot of headaches.


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#67561 - 07/09/06 09:13 PM Re: In Search of: Long reach toggle  
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Have the slate beveled, around the toggle opening.

#67562 - 07/15/06 04:55 PM Re: In Search of: Long reach toggle  
steve ancient apprentice  Offline
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west springfield,mass
Take a grinder to the back of the slate plate. You should be able to take enough off so the switch will stick out plenty far enough. Saw this done in a remodel of a 1890s house here in Mass. That old sparky knew exactly what to do. Good luck.

#67563 - 07/17/06 07:53 PM Re: In Search of: Long reach toggle  
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Better idea.... Have someone else take a grinder to it. [Linked Image]

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#67564 - 07/17/06 08:01 PM Re: In Search of: Long reach toggle  
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