I have an wall switch that sticks out about 1/8" at one corner. The wall
the switch is in is very thin and I think the box is probably too long. I
want to find a deep switch plate to compensate. Any suggestions?
I'd bust the box out and use an old work box. You can get plastic ones
now that are very shallow but have a piece that curves around behind the
wall to provide the required volume for wiring.
Take a look at the B117RSW... I have a couple laying around for just
this purpose; I have a couple narrow walls with thin paneling not
drywall, and some of the boxes have become loose over the years. This
seems to be the easiest way to fix this without taking the paneling
down. Busting up an old metal single gang box without destroying the
drywall or enlarging the hole is tricky, but can be done... BTDT
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It is way faster and easier to use a dremel type multitool with a grinding
wheel. Believe it or not, it is easy to mark a line on the box (or use your
imagination) and follow the line around and "cut"all the way throught the
metal, cutting out a sliver. Tape paper all around the wall b/c its messy,
and be careful when laying down a still revolving tool. As with any job,
the more durable fiber-reinforced grinding wheels save you a lot in time,
effort, and money
Way faster and easier to grind the box than to spend 2 bucks on a deep
I don't think so.
Most electrical supply companies will have deep cover plates. I know
if you can get them at Home depot. A phone call would be a good way
to find out.
On Sun, 02 Dec 2007 00:24:39 GMT, "New & Improved - N/F John"
Get a piece of nice Oak or Walnut and make one on your jig saw. Use a
router on the edges and cut the hole. Use a nice finish on it and you
got something special. Of course you could just take some 1/8"
paneling and make a piece to fit behind a standard plate. OR Apply
some joint compound and feather it around the switch. OR grind off
the box. OR the simplest method, just put some caulk behind it, and
use a little touch up paint after it drys. OR Just ignore it !!!!
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