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Old 01-24-2010, 09:03 AM   #1
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switch plate covers

I know well about oversize switch plate covers as I have cut out and replaced most of the boxes in my plaster walls. ( I think they'll go away the next time we repaint and do a little plaster repair)

I was wondering if there is such a thing as a somewhat deeper cover to go over a box that sits slightly proud from the wall?
I'm gonna hurl myself against the wall
because I'd rather feel bad than not feel anything at all
Warren Zevon
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:33 PM   #2
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What kind of boxes do you have? If they are bakolite (spelling?) or plastic, you could stick a rubber sleeve sander in a drill and grind the edge down to flush.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:09 AM   #3
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The Trademaster series of plates from Pass and Seymour/Legrand are deeper than a normal plate and should help your situation.

Did you remove the ears from the devices so they will drop into the recess of the old work tab?
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