Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. angel While you're here, would you mind checking out our Electrician's Insurance section to see if we could save you a few quid? - Specifically our Van Insurance Deals and Public Liability Insurance Deals. Thanks for supporting the forum! angel

    5% Discount from Electrical2Go.co.uk for ALL members! - Click Here

Discuss Reuse old switches in the Electrical Forum area at ElectrciansForums.co.uk.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Please make sure you checkout our forum sponsors, many do discounts for members and, they keep the forum free to use.
  1. Chris Milne
    Offline

    Chris Milne Guest

    Ive just started a rewrite on a large grade A listed building and the client wants to reuse the switches as a period feature but I'm not sure! The switches are the toggle type with a brass face plate that goes over the switches and is held in place with lock rings. The back boxes are cast. Basically if you unscrew the lock rings you can take the plate off and the live terminals are open. Any comments would be appreciated.
     
  2. bigbaddave
    Offline

    bigbaddave Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    In a Flat
    Do they have an earth? I think that is your answer?
     
  3. Murdoch
    Online

    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Woking
    In the library!! lol
     
  4. trev
    Offline

    trev Regular EF Member

    You can get modern standard kit which looks retro mate, it should keep the planning officers happy. I'd be wary of using the old kit.

    How old are we talking about here?
     
  5. Chris Milne
    Offline

    Chris Milne Guest

    Earthing the plates and back boxes isnt an issue, I'm more worried that you can access live terminals without the use of a tool. Probably fitted in the 60's??
     
  6. telectrix
    Offline

    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

    Top Poster Of Month

    Location:
    cheshire/staffordshire
    Business Name:
    Telectrix
    i'd say the problem is the exposed terminals if you remove the cover. if a tool is required to remove it, you may be OK. if it can be removed by hand, then it's a no-no, then there's the point of whether you can securely earth the exposed metallic parts.
     
  7. Chris Milne
    Offline

    Chris Milne Guest

    Cheers, that was my thinking. Anybody know who makes some nice retro toggle switches?
     
  8. snowhead
    Offline

    snowhead Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Mildlands
    Threadloc will stop them
     
  9. Chris Milne
    Offline

    Chris Milne Guest

    What's thread lock? Excuse my ignorance!
     
  10. telectrix
    Offline

    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

    Top Poster Of Month

    Location:
    cheshire/staffordshire
    Business Name:
    Telectrix
    google period switches. but make sure you ( and therefore the client ) has deep pockets.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. snowhead
    Offline

    snowhead Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Mildlands
    Glue that stops nuts and bolts coming loose, (or being undone by hand)
     
  12. jamie-spark
    Offline

    jamie-spark Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
Loading...
Similar Threads - Reuse switches Forum Date
Reuseof an existing Fuse switch Industrial Electrician Talk Oct 8, 2018
Lighting configuration to have many switches or one switch for all lights Electrical Forum Oct 3, 2018
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

Electricians Directory Post a Domestic Job Post a Commercial Job