I found something on today's inspection that I just couldn't wait to share. I think this takes the notion of "do-it-yourself" home repairs to a whole new level----like to the stars and beyond. "Occasionally" I will pull a switch plate cover for one reason or another----in this case to see if the wiring in this 60's vintage home had grounded type wiring----and perhaps the ground was not being used (but that is a topic for an upcoming blog). Previous to this I think one of the strangest light switches I had found was the bandaged switch I blogged about a while back.
But like I said----this one takes the cake. Typically the switch is held in place with two screws. Most switches have little Mickey Mouse ears---two at the top---two at the bottom that help to stabilize the switch on the wall surface. In this case the screws were missing and the four Mickey Mouse ears had these strange little white covered things at each ear. Can you guess what they are?
Yup----thumb tacks! UL Approved thumb tacks you think? Me thinks not.
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