The problem is not just the cover. This raised cover is also holding
the switch. The box itself will not have device ears so he will need a
ring to mount the switch. Then he could put a regular single cover on
it but the edges of the ring will still be showing. He could get a
duplex ring, put a decora switch in it and a decora blank on the other
side. Then a regular white decora cover will work. If he has a neutral
in there, another option is to put a receptacle in there next to the
switch. You can't have too many of them.
In the end Micky's idea of just painting it white might be the
You have a square utility box, not a double gang box, in all
likelihood. Likely a 4 11/16", and the switch fastens to the cover,
not to the box?
If so, to use a standard switch plate you would need a "device ring"
to fasten the switch to, and then the standard plate fits the ring.
Painting the metal plate white would definitely be simpler and would
end up looking better, as the ring would still show metal and the new
plate would stick out about half an inch from the surface on the ring.
for an example.
On Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:01:57 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I am betting it is a regular 4x4 "1900" box but even if it is the
larger size, you can buy "goof" covers that are that big.
You can also get a flush ring (just a flat piece of metal) instead of
the mud rings that stick out.
or just buy one:
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