Saturday, March 16, 2013

How to Replace Garage Wall Plate

Fig.1 Dirty plate
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:  
Phillip screwdriver 
Wall switch white plate  

Rue Phon hired my repair service to replace his garage wall switch plate. He owned a beautiful home overlooking Azusa Hills, California.

This post shows the four steps to replacing dirty switch plates with new ones.

Step 1: Above right fig.1 shows the dirty plate and the new packaged wall plate
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the outer plastic covering being removed, watch out for the screws.
Fig.2 Remove plate 
from packaging
Step 3: Fig.3 notice the switch screws are being held by little cardboard washers.
Fig.3 New plate 
had screws covers
Step 4: The switch plate cost less than a dollar and fig.4 shows the new plate on the old wall switch. The bottom screw is being placed inside wall switch.
Fig.4 New plate 

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