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Old 06-08-2008, 01:16 PM   #1
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How to choose light switch styles (for 2 and 3 gangs)


Do you consider the light switch plate cover when deciding the style switch you are going to use? This may seem like dumb question.

I have a 3-gang box with two regular switches. the third is a dimmer so would it be obvious to choose the dimmer with the small slider vs. the dimmer with the large slider? this way i can simply use a standard 3 switch plate cover which i can easily find.

I prefer the dimmers with the larger sliders but finding a plate cover with two small rectangles and one large is not easy... or is it?

Also, what about putting a rotary dimmer next to a regular switch? I suppose I could buy a solid cover and custom make my own openings.

Basically, is there a rule of thumb when purchasing a switch style when you have multiple switches in a box?



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I'm surprised. I can find mutli-gang covers at my local Borg with a variety of small and large cutouts. You can also find a ton of places on-line that offer a lot of combinations.

As far as the rotary dimmers are concerned, you typically just use the small rectangular opening. The knob conceals the opening anyway.

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Different plates are easy to find, I suggest focusing your attention to the actual switch you want then buying a plate to match.
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