3 switch cover plate

Bowaine

Member
I have an old house with 3 standard light switches stacked vertically in a single gang box. What type of cover plate is used for this and where can it be purchased?
 

Dennis Alwon

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Staff member
If there is room I would cut in a 3 gang box.

Go here for the plate

 

Bowaine

Member
Thank you for the input. Unfortunately it's not a despard switch plate. The switch box itself is single gang but about 12" tall. I have a picture of it. I just don't know how to post it or if it's even possible.
 

ptonsparky

Senior Member
Thank you for the input. Unfortunately it's not a despard switch plate. The switch box itself is single gang but about 12" tall. I have a picture of it. I just don't know how to post it or if it's even possible.
Looks like some Field Engineering may be required.
 

Dennis Alwon

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Staff member
See if this helps posting a picture. You also may need a few more posts before you can actually post a picture

 

Little Bill

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kwired

Electron manager
OP said the box is 12" tall, so your idea won't work. Unless you change the box, then you would have to patch the wall.
I can't remember the name, but there is a site that will make any kind of wall plate you want.
But also said it is "single gang". Not sure what he actually has unless it is a large volume box of some sort with a "1 gang opening"
 

hillbilly1

Senior Member
Thank you for the input. Unfortunately it's not a despard switch plate. The switch box itself is single gang but about 12" tall. I have a picture of it. I just don't know how to post it or if it's even possible.
I think I know what you are talking about, three standard size switches, not side by side, but stacked top to bottom? That would be about 12". Couldn't find anything on the web, but may not be using the right search term. You probably will need a custom made plate for that. Seroiusly doubt anybody would have NOS on that.
 

kwired

Electron manager
I think I know what you are talking about, three standard size switches, not side by side, but stacked top to bottom? That would be about 12". Couldn't find anything on the web, but may not be using the right search term. You probably will need a custom made plate for that. Seroiusly doubt anybody would have NOS on that.
I seen a custom made box in a church built in mid 60's around here - probably 10-12 switches in same box in two rows with a custom made brass plate that covers it all.
 

480sparky

Senior Member
Until we can actually see a photo, we're all just spinnin' our wheels.

To post a photo, first resize it to no more than 800 pixels on the long end. Then:

MHPP1.jpg


Then

MHPP2.jpg

Drag the image from your File Manager to the gray "Drop image" area. Done.
 

Dennis Alwon

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Staff member
Don't you hate it when someone comes here and asks a question and then leaves without giving us more info......
 
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