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Nick D. Member
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.
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PJmax Forum Topic Moderator
Those mount in snap-in plates for a custom setup. Look up despard devices.
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.
(Image courtesy of Kyle Design.)
Nick D. Member
Thanks, guys! I feel stupid now... the name "Despard" brought back some memories.
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.
You're never too young to have a senior moment...