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Old 05-18-2010, 09:39 PM   #16
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If you like the screwless plates, I believe the Claro series from Lutron has four clips on the long edge of the plate. You could easily saw the small amount off and have the plate attach.

They sell them at HD here's a link: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...0&marketID=234

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Old 05-18-2010, 11:22 PM   #17
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Have you tried a few brands of screwless wallplates? The company I work for reps Pass & Seymour and it looks like there MIGHT be enough room for one of theirs to fit...

If not, the idea to take a 1/4" off the bottom supports of the cabinet was one I definitely hadn't considered. Great idea if you're okay with it. If you're not you could try removing the feet and taking it off the "top" of the feet? Sometimes the bottoms are more decorative and a modification may not be as noticeable with the 1/4" missing from the "top" of the foot.

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Old 05-20-2010, 09:29 AM   #18
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If you like the screwless plates, I believe the Claro series from Lutron has four clips on the long edge of the plate. You could easily saw the small amount off and have the plate attach.
This is perfect! Thanks. I picked one up. I need to shave about 1/8" off the bottom and it'll work just fine.
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Be sure to post us a pic when you're done! Po)

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I actually bought a cheap cover plate with the screws on it, and cut most of the bottom 1/8" off with a junior hacksaw. It worked great, it is completely invisible unless you really look for it.

The claro plate is a bit smaller than the screwed one, it is SO close to just fitting, i need about 1/16" shaved off the bottom, I may just use a sanding sponge. I'll post a pic when it's done
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Junior hacksaw cut the cover plate no problem. I did it on a test plate perfectly, but the real on was slightly imperfect. i plan to caulk around the bottom of it anyway with white, so it will be hidden.
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Actually, I'll bet 100 grit sandpaper on a block would clean that up real nice. I don't know if you want to caulk the cover plate in place.

Glad the plate worked out for you. Those Claros are pretty slick.
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True, sandpaper would work ok. But it is kind of low, so I don't want water to get in underneath the plate. One way or another, it'll look finished

Thanks for the advice on that Claro plate - I'd never have found them.

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