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This is a GE snap switch that I took out at my grandparents' house. It did nothing and the wires were cut (which didn't matter because they were on screw terminals anyway) so it was an easy removal. I put a blank cover in place.

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Aug 08, 2019 at 06:20 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Nice! Are you going to take off the paint on it?

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Aug 08, 2019 at 06:24 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Nice! Are you going to take off the paint on it?

How would I get the rest off? I already got easy to get off parts off. How would I get the more stuck on parts off?

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Aug 08, 2019 at 06:36 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
A very small screwdriver would work. Do it very carefully if you don't want to scratch the switch.

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Aug 09, 2019 at 11:36 AM Author: Fluorescent05
How hard of a snap does your GE snap switch have?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Aug 09, 2019 at 11:53 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Actually, it has a very light snap. My brother's feels like something like a Leviton.

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Aug 09, 2019 at 01:43 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Actually, it has a very light snap. My brother's feels like something like a Leviton.

Are you talking about the noise level of the snap or the effort required to push the switch?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Aug 09, 2019 at 07:07 PM Author: streetlight98
Nice! Why did you install a blank? Was this a "dummy" switch that controlled something no longer in use? Or was the switch relocated to another spot?

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Aug 09, 2019 at 07:40 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Nice! Why did you install a blank? Was this a "dummy" switch that controlled something no longer in use? Or was the switch relocated to another spot?

The switch was relocated but this was never removed (until now).

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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Aug 10, 2019 at 02:58 PM Author: streetlight98
Ah I might have to relocate some switches in the house my aunt and grandma looked at. They put an offer on the house but the sellers haven't gotten back with a counteroffer or acceptance letter yet. The switch for the hallway is in the center of the hall (3-way switches were rare back then except in higher end homes) which isn't going to work for my elderly grandmother. What's the point of having a hallway light at all if you can only shut it off from the center of the hallway? IMO there is no point at all. So I'll be turning the existing single pole switch into a duplex plug for a nightlight and adding another duplex plug below it at "plug height" for the vacuum or whatever. And then I'll add two new switch boxes for three-ways. The kitchen and living room lights will also be 3-wayed instead of just single poles. Exhaust fan added in bathroom with its own switch (just has a sink light right now). And I'll have to rewire the bedroom switches for the ceiling lights I'll be adding, as they currently control switched plugs.

Most of the switches are Paulding ivory switches just like my uncle's house. Some random replacements too. They're hard snap switches just like the 60s Levitons. The spot replacements range from new resi-grade white Leviton to old hard snap brown ones (haven't looked for their brand yet).

The plugs are all 2-prong ungrounded. If it's easy enough I will rewire them with new grounded romex but if not, GFCI breakers will do.

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Aug 12, 2019 at 03:46 PM Author: Fluorescent05

A very small screwdriver would work. Do it very carefully if you don't want to scratch the switch.

I took it apart, deep cleaned it, put it together, and it looks and works like new!

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Aug 26, 2019 at 05:36 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Ah I might have to relocate some switches in the house my aunt and grandma looked at. They put an offer on the house but the sellers haven't gotten back with a counteroffer or acceptance letter yet. The switch for the hallway is in the center of the hall (3-way switches were rare back then except in higher end homes) which isn't going to work for my elderly grandmother. What's the point of having a hallway light at all if you can only shut it off from the center of the hallway? IMO there is no point at all. So I'll be turning the existing single pole switch into a duplex plug for a nightlight and adding another duplex plug below it at "plug height" for the vacuum or whatever. And then I'll add two new switch boxes for three-ways. The kitchen and living room lights will also be 3-wayed instead of just single poles. Exhaust fan added in bathroom with its own switch (just has a sink light right now). And I'll have to rewire the bedroom switches for the ceiling lights I'll be adding, as they currently control switched plugs.

Most of the switches are Paulding ivory switches just like my uncle's house. Some random replacements too. They're hard snap switches just like the 60s Levitons. The spot replacements range from new resi-grade white Leviton to old hard snap brown ones (haven't looked for their brand yet).

The plugs are all 2-prong ungrounded. If it's easy enough I will rewire them with new grounded romex but if not, GFCI breakers will do.

Are any of those switches snap switches?

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Aug 26, 2019 at 06:47 PM Author: streetlight98
Most of them were, but the sellers rejected their offer and counteroffer. They just put in an offer on another house that I've never been to so I don't know what it has for switches or plugs.

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Aug 31, 2019 at 08:36 PM Author: Fluorescent05
This has the letter J on it. Could this be part of a GE datecode? If so, what would it mean?

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Aug 31, 2019 at 08:39 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40
There should be a number by the J. It's the month it was made.

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Aug 31, 2019 at 09:03 PM Author: Fluorescent05

There should be a number by the J. It's the month it was made.

J means October, right?

Don't be fooLED, T8 IS the worst thing to do to a magnetic T12 fixture.

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