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HOW do you install these toggle switches? (small body, no apparent mounts?)

HOW do you install these toggle switches? (small body, no apparent mounts?)

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Old 06-11-13, 08:51 PM
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HOW do you install these toggle switches? (small body, no apparent mounts?)

Cleaned a bit of the basement today and unearthed a small stash of 'lectricians goodies. Everything is familiar to me, excepting 5 toggles that I found.

One is pictured below...

 
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Old 06-11-13, 09:06 PM
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Those mount in snap-in plates for a custom setup. Look up despard devices.
 
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Old 06-11-13, 09:20 PM
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(Image courtesy of Kyle Design.)

You insert the switch in the yoke and then using a small screwdriver bend the tab (shown on the right in this image) to lock the device in place.
 
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Thanks, guys! I feel stupid now... the name "Despard" brought back some memories.
 
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When I was your age my daddy would ask me a question and when I replied that I didn't know he would berate me with, "I thought you knew everything!" I would then reply that I knew ALMOST everything but with all there was to know I couldn't possibly know it all.
 

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Okay, that was in really poor taste. I apologize to anyone that has, or anyone that knows someone suffering from that horrible condition.
 
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