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suep44

04:13PM | 05/23/05
Member Since: 05/22/05
4 lifetime posts
I'm trying to find plate covers for GE low voltage lighting,,,I found some a few years back and bought the guy out but I need more!!!Can anyone help?

tshea1

05:39PM | 05/23/05
Member Since: 05/03/05
79 lifetime posts
Try Dale Electric. They had a few a couple years ago. They may have more. The other option, and it is not good, is to go to the newer plates. I don't think the new plates come in a 3 switch 1 gang horizontal configuration.

http://www.dale-electric.com/catalogindex1.cfm#G


suep44

06:23PM | 05/23/05
Member Since: 05/22/05
4 lifetime posts
I checked dale...The switches are a little different than what I have. I was going to order a few,then decided to see if I could find the actual ones I have. I sent an email to GE...I appreciate all your help

suep44

06:23PM | 05/23/05
Member Since: 05/22/05
4 lifetime posts
I checked dale...The switches are a little different than what I have. I was going to order a few,then decided to see if I could find the actual ones I have. I sent an email to GE...I appreciate all your help

Billhart

06:43AM | 05/24/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Several different styles of switches have been used and they have different faceplate. The ones that Dale has and the ones shown in the GE catalog (links above) use a rocker style switch.

Mine use a lever switch and take a different coverplate. You might have to replace switch also to get a matching coverplate.

But here are a couple of options to look at. If these where used in a number of tract homes look for full line hardware stores in the area. They often will have specialty items used in those homes.

Try some older electrical supply houses. But take an old coverplate.

If they are like the ones that I have they appear to use a Sierra Modular system. This was a bracket that would take upto 3 devices. Sierra had switches, pilot lights, and receptacles (ungrounded) that would fit in there and you would get 1,2 or 3 hole coverplates.

I don't have one to compare with, but from memory they are the same and the mounting brack and coverplate on mine say Sierra.

I can't tell for sure, but they appear to be the same as these.

http://www.switchhits.com/switchplates_size_chart_light_switch_plates_covers_s.html

Sizes A, B, and C

Happy hunting.


tshea1

06:42PM | 05/24/05
Member Since: 05/03/05
79 lifetime posts
Bill,

Those plates you identified are for the old Despards switch, pilot lights, receptacles.

Thanks, I've bookmarked that site.

I believe suep44 is looking for teh GE LV switches. There is a link to the GE catalog page for both switches and plates near the top of this thread. I last bought some of the switches about a year ago.

Billhart

08:48PM | 05/24/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
No she was looking for coverplates and said that her switch where different.

Mine are a lever switch. Sorta like this "short lever switch"

http://www.shop.com/amos/cc/main/catalog/pcd/5742963/ccsyn/260/_x_/JC-Whitney---Automotive-On-Off-Switches

But instead of the hole mounting it goes into a mounting bracket.

suep44

03:29AM | 05/25/05
Member Since: 05/22/05
4 lifetime posts
thanks for all your help, everyone!!! The ge link has the switches that are similar to mine..Mine look a little different in that the space between the on/off/up/down, is wider, I did buy some of the plate covers a while back from a local electical supplier and at that time I bought whatever he had, which wasn't many, he did say nobody uses them anymore...I just can't seem to find any other place that has a few more....

Whenever I have had work done in my house I had the electrical changed, now have normal plates, controls etc. because nobody seemed to know how this house is wired....

MistressEll

06:20AM | 06/18/05
Member Since: 01/30/05
361 lifetime posts
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