They were little 1" x 3/4" (approximately) switches that you slipped into a
metal bracket and used a small blade screwdriver to bend a retaining tab
into the frame of the switch.
I have one wall outlet, with 3 of those little switches.
don't think they are made anymore and it would be a pain to change them out
But...reason I'm searching is I need a brass switch plate to cover them.
the standard 4.5" x 2.75" plate with those 3 little holes.
The plate would be mounted horizontally, the 3 switches would be vertical.
I've searched the fancy cover plate sites with no joy.
All the covers in the house are shiny brass except for this old cheap
plastic cover that customer wants to replace.
He\'s got a magnet!!! Everybody BACKUP!!!!!!!!
They're called "Despard" switches, and they are still made. As far as I
know, Menards is the only one of the major home center stores to carry them.
You might try at Ace or TrueValue hardware stores, or search online.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
On Sun, 19 Feb 2006 23:28:12 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
That's what I did when I had some of those little switches that I
needed to replace. I found them at the local Lowe's. You can get
either a double or a triple switch. These are one piece with one
terminal common for all switches.
You can still get them. Try an ACE Hardware, or Menards. Both have
them. I have used them, the switches and pilot lights are good, the
outlets were only 2 prong and I dont see where a ground prong ccould
be put. But yes, you can still get them.
Even though I used them, I never knew what they were called.
PS. Electrical supply houses might be another source, including the
On Sun, 19 Feb 2006 19:14:38 -0600, "FireBrick"
On Mon, 20 Feb 2006 10:40:41 -0500, email@example.com wrote:
I should have added that there are switches and pilot lights and other
devices that fin any three per gang.
Googling for despard brass plate gives 810 hits including the only
(Amazon.com product link shortened)"8013
which is a solid brass plate. This is the only link I followed, but I am
sure there are other sources too.
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