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CoconutPete 09-05-2012 01:26 PM

Where do you buy "good quality" stainless steel wall plates?
 
I went to go buy some stainless steel wall plates. I checked out HD and Lowe's since I'd be able to check them out in person. They had some decent ones but not in the configuration I needed, mainly the one w/ one square cutout for GFI outlet plus 2 cutouts for switches.

I found some on Amazon and thought "jackpot" ... ordered them - they showed up.... no thanks! My wife saw them and immediately agreed with me. They were absolutely awful - super thin and the grain didn't even run the same way on all of them.

Where do you guys get them in what I guess is a "non-common" configuration?

DannyT 09-05-2012 01:54 PM

try a local electrical supply house

Pianolady 09-05-2012 03:07 PM

I've had pretty good luck with restorationhardware.com, not sure if they'll have that configuration though.

user1007 09-05-2012 06:31 PM

My electrical supplier had good ones but the suggestion to check a restoration catalog or two is not a bad idea.

Are you actually looking for stainless with high chromium content or chrome plated covers?

CoconutPete 09-05-2012 09:18 PM

Restoration hardware has several on their website, however, not in my configuration. Maybe a visit to their store in the local mall is in order.

chrisn 09-06-2012 03:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DannyT (Post 1003819)
try a local electrical supply house


That will do it. If they do not have them, they can get what ever you want.:yes:

user1007 09-06-2012 06:10 PM

Was curious. Found this poking around. Imagine a company making it just selling switchplates?

http://www.justswitchplates.com/swit...text=stainless

In addtion to stainless, I would look for plated. Higher chrome content and should be thicker but am really just guessing.

chrisn 09-07-2012 04:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 1004595)
Was curious. Found this poking around. Imagine a company making it just selling switchplates?

http://www.justswitchplates.com/swit...text=stainless

In addtion to stainless, I would look for plated. Higher chrome content and should be thicker but am really just guessing.


cool, that site must be new, I am always looking for old plates that are not made anymore


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