single light switch to double switch.

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Old 08-19-02, 06:50 AM
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single light switch to double switch.

i have a light switch that i want to change to a double switch. i bought a "double" switch, the kind that has two switches (one above the other). and then got to thinking about it, how hard would it be to remove the whole box and put in a double box with two seperate switches? i would have to remove the old box, how?, and replace it with a double box.

the current box is pretty packed with wires, not sure i could fit two extra sets of wires for a double switch.
 
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Old 08-19-02, 07:00 AM
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It's not hard. If you current box is "pretty packed", the a double-gang box is likely a good idea. The old box can probably be gently pried away from the stud, then you can enlarge the hole and put in a double-gang old-work box.
 
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