I'm preparing to paint a room and was removing the switch/receptacle
covers. One of the boxes has a Lutron Glyder dimmer switch. That switch
has a cross piece...push on/off, slide to dim or brighten. Here's a photo:
The cross piece keeps the cover from being removed. The obvious solution is
"remove the cross piece". My question is, "How?" I've tried pulling,
twisting and prying, doesn't budge. I KNOW it comes off, has to, I put in
the switch in the first place. Anybody know?
Glue it back on with Ambroid Cement. Sticks to almost anything, dries
quickly, strong, but not so strong you can't break it when you need
to. Never grows old if you keep the cap on the tube. I had a tube
that I used on occasion and it was as good 20 years later as it was
when I bought it.
IIRC I remove excess either with a knife or by rubbing it a lot with
my fingers. I'm not sure if the solvent in the cement will damage the
wall plate or not. Probably not, since it's used to assemble plastic
modesl, but test on the back of the plate.
Only available in hobby and model stores, model airplanes, etc.
Not my mother or me. My mother once hired a blind man to paint the
interior, and she saved money by removing and later replacing all the
wall plates herself. He couldn't see well enough to do that part, but
he did a nice job on the paint. I was at school during the day so I
don't know how blind he was, but that's what she said.
I would put the slide in the middle position so that you can move the
wall plate away from the wall as far as possible, wrap a piece of
masking tape around it's perimeter and sneak a brush over the area of
the wall covered and bordered by the wall plate.
I agree with Tony on this one. It's not worth spending a lot of time
finding out how to properly remove that knob when you can work with the
situation you have reasonably well.
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