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Old 12-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #1
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I'd like to replace the wall switch with a dimmer switch in my mobile home. The current switch is a self contained switch without a wall box. The switch fastens directly to 14 AWG Romex. Where may I purchase such a switc?

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You need to Kill the power, cut the wires, install a cut-in switch box, then install a standard dimmer.

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It's called an old work box, looks like this.
Make sure the walls are deep enough to install one before buying one.
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...09D7A8&first=1

Often time mobile homes have paper thin walls.
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depth shouldnt be a problem, we have replaced receptacles in two mobile homes and neither had any problem fitting the old work boxes, even the walls made of 1x3's fit without a problem. Not contradicting you, Joe, just my two cents. good luck bill
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This one works well for shallow spaces.
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=202077341&storeId=10051&l angId=-1&catalogId=10053&ci_sku=202077341&ci_kw={keyword} &kwd={keyword}&cm_mmc=shopping-_-googleads-_-pla-_-202077341&ci_gpa=pla#.UL5Rs4awV7k
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