Won't fit: Two dimmer switches in a 2-gang box


(Pete) #1

I am replacing my 2-gang switch with dimmer switches. Upon placing them together, I realized they are too wide to fit side by side. Is there something I’m totally missing here?


(Convinced ST will never be unbroken…) #2

Look for some scored tabs (ears) that can be broken off to get them to sit nice with each other.


(Longhorn84) #3

yes, agreed, get pliers and cut the tabs off. they will fit but you have to push the wires as deep as you can. what type of switches are they?


(Pete) #4

They’re the GE dimmers. I thought for a second the tabs could be removed but they looked pretty permanent. I will have a closer look later today. You guys are probably right!


(Chrisb) #5

Just rock 'em back and forth a bit with a pliers and they’ll fall right off.


(Darryl) #6

Yeah, its a fairly soft metal.