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Old 12-19-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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Removing one switch from a three gang box


I have three lights switches in one box. The middle switch is basically a filler switch. I still to this day flip the dead switch trying to turn lights on. My question is, do they make a filler plate, or some sort of cover plate that is long enough but with one less hole. I can remove the switch, or even move the dead switch to one of the ends if that would help. I would rather not cut drywall and put a double gang box in.

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Get a 3 gang plate for 2 toggle switches and a receptacle. Replace the dead switch with a receptacle. Very handy for plugging in the vacuum cleaner.

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Lowes and HD both have a moduler system where you can make up almost and configuration. The pieces just snap together.
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Lowes and HD both have a moduler system where you can make up almost and configuration. The pieces just snap together.
But they look like crap
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The blank adapter for a toggle switch does exist, but you probably won't find it locally unless it is an electrical supply house. Online, even Amazon has them.
http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-80700-.../dp/B003ATZR6U
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Get a 3 gang plate for 2 toggle switches and a receptacle. Replace the dead switch with a receptacle. Very handy for plugging in the vacuum cleaner.
The OP would need to verify a neutral was present (or run one) to accomplish this one.
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The blank adapter for a toggle switch does exist, but you probably won't find it locally unless it is an electrical supply house. Online, even Amazon has them.
http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-80700-.../dp/B003ATZR6U
I found one of these at Home Depot for a lot less than the Amazon price. We had a similar setup where third switch was for a second outdoor light that was removed.
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I will consider an outlet. I checked the big box but could not find anything. I would rather just go to an electrical suppy house. No patience for bigbox stores with no one around, and no one that even knows anything.

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