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Topic # 92641 3-Nov-2011 09:38 Send private message

This is the best forum I could find that matches home hardware.

I've just moved into a new house and none of the light switches or power points have those little caps that fit into the screw holes to disguise the screws.  It really annoys me, so can anyone suggest where I can get 30 or so of those little plastic white screw caps from?

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  Reply # 540607 3-Nov-2011 09:51 Send private message

Have you had a look on the back of the plates at all? Some have a spare set there. Might be worth a look if you haven't already. And try an electrical wholesaler for spares.

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  Reply # 540635 3-Nov-2011 10:41 Send private message

As above, there may be spares inside.
Some wholesaler might help you out, but these days typically only the cheap options have screw caps, with full face covers that clip on being the flavour of the day.



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  Reply # 540640 3-Nov-2011 10:57 Send private message

Thanks guys, I'll pop a few covers off and see if there are any spares inside.

The house is 20-odd years old, hence the older style face plates.

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  Reply # 543487 10-Nov-2011 09:37 Send private message

Blame decorators for it. Wholesalers have bags of them available when I last needed some to go with a lot of used data plates I bought. just know what swich you need them for, and if the old PDL ones I dont know if you can still get matt ones or not.




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  Reply # 543525 10-Nov-2011 10:14 Send private message

I ended up popping into a local wholesaler and they had bags of them available, so the guy very kindly gave me a handful of bags. Each bag contained three different sizes of cap, so I've got lots of spares now.

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