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Switch doesn't switch correctly.

Please help me understand this bizarre home electrical-wiring problem, and how to fix it. I've got a mid-50s house. I wanted to put an outlet into the second bathroom, which has none, and it looked like the easiest way to do that would be to replace a wall switch with a combination switch/outlet (specifically, this one). [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Jul 30, 2012 - 10 answers

You shall not... forget the light on.

I want to convert a wall switch into a door switch (for a wardrobe light). Is this easily feasible? [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Feb 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Trouble Turning On

I've got a lamp plugged into a wall switch controlled outlet. I'd like to be able to turn off the light at the switch and next to the lamp while somehow maintaining the ability to turn the light on from either spot regardless of how I turned the lamp off. (Degree of difficulty: I don't want a Clapper). [more inside]
posted by JakeLL on Dec 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Long before the clapper, push-buttons ruled the hallway.

Why did push-button light switches go out of fashion? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Aug 8, 2010 - 22 answers

Two bulbs, one switch

Can I wire two light switches into one switch? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Sep 7, 2009 - 6 answers

Light switch making popping noise.

Calling all MeFi electricians: why does my light switch make a popping noise, and will it kill me? [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Jul 1, 2009 - 12 answers

Can't believe I'm wasting my 1 weekly question on this, but...

Where can I buy THIS offensive Jesus light switch? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Jun 12, 2009 - 6 answers

How to wire up light switch?

How do I wire up this infra-red mains light switch. [more inside]
posted by matholio on Dec 6, 2008 - 1 answer

Decorating around decorative light switches?

I need some creative ideas for decorating the thin border of unpainted wall space surrounding some new decorative light switch covers. [more inside]
posted by Nematoda on Apr 14, 2008 - 5 answers

I just want to plug things in

I have a light switch on the wall that controls both an overhead light and an outleft. I'd like it to only control the overhead light, while still sending power on to the outlet. [more inside]
posted by donnagirl on Jan 3, 2008 - 16 answers

Ergonomic light switch replacement Suggestions?

I have elderly relatives who no longer can turn or twist the normal switch on a table lamp or touchier lamp. I am looking for an easy ergonomic solution that will allow them to be able to simply turn lamps on and off. I remember recently seeing a replacement switch knob that was designed with 3 flat blades that protruded from the center of the knob; somewhat like the shape of a modern windmill blades. I would appreciate any and all ideas and hints.
posted by muse on Dec 30, 2005 - 14 answers

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