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Old 12-13-2011, 08:29 AM   #1
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2 Gang Wall Plate with one switch and blank?

I searched, but I must be missing something. Do they even make this?

I've got an outlet in my living room that is now used for my TV / home theater stuff. I have a surge protector installed at the outlet.

There are three different switches in the same room which turn this outlet on / off.

They are all normal toggle switches.

Two of them reside in a 3 gang plate with two other toggle switches. The third switch is in a 2 gang plate with another switch.

I want to remove these 3 switches, wire them together, and then install a wall plate in each location which will cover this now removed switch but still have a spot for the remaining switches.

Does that make sense?

I've looked and looked but can't find anything like this. I can't be the first one to need this, I'm sure I'm just doing something wrong when looking.

Thanks for any help.


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Old 12-13-2011, 08:40 AM   #2
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Your local Home Depot should have one or two things that would work.

I used Leviton modular wall plates, they come in snap-together sections so that you can build exactly the plate you need. I used one of these in my garage where I needed a two-gang plate with a switch on the left and blank on the right.

There are also switch filler plates that install in place of a switch and cover the hole in the existing plate, though I can't remember for sure if I saw them at Home Depot.


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Old 12-13-2011, 11:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I was able to find what I needed by digging through the Leviton Catalog....the modular plates you referred to will fill bill nicely.

Thanks again.
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