I installed a timer for my garage lights, the type that
replaces the wall switch. It is the size of a standard
rocker switch. My problem is that it is in a triple ganged
box that it shares with a standard toggle switch and a
Where can I find a suitable switchplate? Perhaps someone
markets a modular switchplate solution for non-standard
configurations such as this? I suppose I could replace the
toggle with another rocker, but that's like buying new
tires because your old hubcaps don't fit. If all else
fails, I'll probably just pull out my Dremel and modify the
go to.. some sell retail, some dont.. so you gonna have to call around
to find them.. look in the yellow pages.. they have stuff at these
places that you never gonna find at home depote or lowes or any big box
If you change the switch and the outlet to Decora, you can use a
triple gang Decora plate. I like the Decoras because they have the
nice modern look and because they're universal. In Home Depot, the
triple gang plate, an outlet and a rocker switch should cost somewhere
between $6 and $7. An specialty plate in an electrical supply house
could cost the same or even more.
Personally I'd go with the dremel tool. Home depot does have modular
wall plates, where you can snap together various types of covers to
fit a multi-gang box. They're expensive if I remember correctly,
several bucks per piece.
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