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ReStore finds of the day (6/4/19)

ReStore finds of the day (6/4/19)

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-Philips 250w MH with original Home Depot receipt lol
-GE 100w Soft White 4-pack
-Hubbell 3-way Spec Grade switch made in Korea
-1980's Leviton 3-way switch (White!)

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Jun 05, 2019 at 06:13 AM Author: CEB1993
Nice finds! I remember that older style Philips packaging, and of course the GE packaging is my favorite style from the 1990's.

Philips DuraMax and GE Miser forever!  Classic incandescents are the best incandescents!

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Jun 05, 2019 at 09:38 AM Author: socketgeek63
Nice find! Always liked that late 90s light style for life styles GE package.

Long live the great old 20th century quality in electrical & lighting products!

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Jun 05, 2019 at 12:46 PM Author: Fluorescent05
Does the Leviton 3-way switch have flat head screws or combination screws?

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

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Jun 05, 2019 at 12:53 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40

Does the Leviton 3-way switch have flat head screws or combination screws?

Flat head screws. It also doesn't have a ground screw either.

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Jun 05, 2019 at 01:16 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Flat head screws. It also doesn't have a ground screw either.

Are the screws for the traveler wires (the ones that go between the 2 switches) silver or brass colored?

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

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Jun 05, 2019 at 01:17 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40

Are the screws for the traveler wires (the ones that go between the 2 switches) silver or brass colored?

Brass.

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Jun 05, 2019 at 08:03 PM Author: Fluorescent05
I have 2 leviton 3 way switches with combination screws with a black common screw as normal, but the traveler screws are silver.

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

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Jun 05, 2019 at 09:16 PM Author: fluorescent lover 40

I have 2 leviton 3 way switches with combination screws with a black common screw as normal, but the traveler screws are silver.

Cool! I have a brown GE single pole switch with silver colored combination screws made in July 1993.

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Jun 07, 2019 at 06:06 PM Author: streetlight98
Nice finds! I've seen many different combinations of screw colors for 3-way switches. The black colored screws seem rather recent (past 20 years or so). I've seen some with silver traveler screws and brass common, brass travelers with silver common, and sometimes they're all the same color, with the one by itself being the common (or if not, it;s engraved on the back "COM" or "COMMON" to denote the common screws). I saw a GE 3-way on a job that had flat head screws for travelers and a philips/flat combo screw for the common. Rather interesting way of doing it. I wonder if that switch was a transitional model. Was removed from a kitchen remodel in a house from the 80s. The rest of the switches in there were GE single poles, all with flat head screws without a ground. Back then they just bonded the ground to the metal box.

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Jun 07, 2019 at 07:46 PM Author: Fluorescent05

Nice finds! I've seen many different combinations of screw colors for 3-way switches. The black colored screws seem rather recent (past 20 years or so). I've seen some with silver traveler screws and brass common, brass travelers with silver common, and sometimes they're all the same color, with the one by itself being the common (or if not, it;s engraved on the back "COM" or "COMMON" to denote the common screws). I saw a GE 3-way on a job that had flat head screws for travelers and a philips/flat combo screw for the common. Rather interesting way of doing it. I wonder if that switch was a transitional model. Was removed from a kitchen remodel in a house from the 80s. The rest of the switches in there were GE single poles, all with flat head screws without a ground. Back then they just bonded the ground to the metal box.

Were the switches anything special?

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Jun 07, 2019 at 08:18 PM Author: streetlight98
They were just normal residential grade toggles. They were ivory (and gross from dirty hands, like most non-brown switches get over time) so they just went in the trash. GE devices seem rather uncommon, at least here. I don't recall coming across many GE switches and plugs over the years.

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Jun 08, 2019 at 06:53 AM Author: Cole D.
I get the idea GE wasn't used in many new homes or remodels. They tended to be at places like grocery stores or Kmart, where people would pick one up for replacement of a broken one, rather than for the whole house. They still sell them at Walmart, again a place where you'd probably buy just one.

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Jun 08, 2019 at 09:00 AM Author: Fluorescent05

Nice finds! I've seen many different combinations of screw colors for 3-way switches. The black colored screws seem rather recent (past 20 years or so). I've seen some with silver traveler screws and brass common, brass travelers with silver common, and sometimes they're all the same color, with the one by itself being the common (or if not, it;s engraved on the back "COM" or "COMMON" to denote the common screws). I saw a GE 3-way on a job that had flat head screws for travelers and a philips/flat combo screw for the common. Rather interesting way of doing it. I wonder if that switch was a transitional model. Was removed from a kitchen remodel in a house from the 80s. The rest of the switches in there were GE single poles, all with flat head screws without a ground. Back then they just bonded the ground to the metal box.

What colors of screws does your 3 way snap switch have?

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

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