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Old 01-17-2018, 06:21 PM   #1
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Hey guys. I'm at my house and I re-arranged my living room. Moving one of those nifty little faceplates with the nightlight built in. Well, I'm wondering if any of y'all have ever dealt with moving one of these doo-hickeys? What am I missing? How do I make this thing work??
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Old 01-17-2018, 06:27 PM   #2
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Hey guys. I'm at my house and I re-arranged my living room. Moving one of those nifty little faceplates with the nightlight built in. Well, I'm wondering if any of y'all have ever dealt with moving one of these doo-hickeys? What am I missing? How do I make this thing work??
Do this one have screw on the cover or not ? if not then it will have little clips you may have to pry it somehow on the corner to pull it out.

those nightlight they useally have some type of spring to concant the receptale screws so expect to see them.
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Same as any other plate.

Only difference is there are two little tabs that touch the terminal screws to power it.
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Don't feel bad. I actually had to just google what a face plate with a nightlight was. I have never seen one
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Hey guys. I'm at my house and I re-arranged my living room. Moving one of those nifty little faceplates with the nightlight built in. Well, I'm wondering if any of y'all have ever dealt with moving one of these doo-hickeys? What am I missing? How do I make this thing work??
Contact your electrician. He'll know what to do
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I can't figure out if you're joking or not, Joesparky... Did my post make me sound unqualified? Also, why would someone need to call an electrician for a faceplate?

The problem I am having is : the dumb little plastic tabs with little contacts on them have spread out to fit the receptacle I have removed it from. Now, they won't close enough to fit the new one. Cheap chit. I thought someone else might have dealt with these and could offer up a trick

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Buy new ones?

Pigtail your device and back out the the unused screws so they make contact.

Put on regular plates making sure the little attachment screw is random as to up/down, left/right etc.
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Yeah they're all cheap chinese chit Jamato , testimony to what NRTL's pass these days

But if they come out with talking face plates that yell "TURN IF THE 'EFF OFF PLEASE' to teenagers it might just be worth while......

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I can't figure out if you're joking or not, Joesparky... Did my post make me sound unqualified? Also, why would someone need to call an electrician for a faceplate?

The problem I am having is : the dumb little plastic tabs with little contacts on them have spread out to fit the receptacle I have removed it from. Now, they won't close enough to fit the new one. Cheap chit. I thought someone else might have dealt with these and could offer up a trick
Sometimes they have a hard time with receptacles with Number 12 on them. pigtail a 14 and you will be fine.
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The problem I am having is : the dumb little plastic tabs with little contacts on them have spread out to fit the receptacle I have removed it from. Now, they won't close enough to fit the new one. Cheap chit. I thought someone else might have dealt with these and could offer up a trick
Heat up the plastic tabs and bend them in while they are warm enough to move.

They will take a set when they cool.
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Thanks for the input, fellas!
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