My order of switches is coming in today and I’m going to start replacing my dumb switches with them. But I don’t know what I should do with the dumb switches once they’re replaced. They work fine, but I don’t want to just throw them away. Any ideas?
I brought mine to Habitat for Humanity.
Keep them for if/when I move. Or at the very least keep a couple around in case you need to troubleshoot any seemingly-electrical problems and think the switch may be the problem, or at least that’s what I’d do. But the above sounds like a good idea if you’re not concerned about any of this!
Yes keep them and replace them when you move
I put mine in the “electrical” bin in the garage.
If they are basic paddle switches, keep one or two as emergency spares and toss the rest. You can get 10 of them for $16 at Home Depot.
If/as/when you move out you may want to keep your Inovelli switches and put the house back as dumb switches, but at less than $2 each IMHO it’s more worthwhile to just buy shiny new ones which’ll look cleaner and not clutter up your place with unwanted switches.
Thanks for the ideas everyone.
Excellent idea. I think this is the way to go. Thanks @harjms.
I hang all of my removed switches/outlets from tree branches in the yard by 14-gauge wire, as a warning to any other “dumb” switches that might try to sneak into our house…
That’s very sadistic
Sometimes you got to send electricans a message.
You should see what I do with a low-flow toilet to send plumbers a message!!!
Your scaring me @mraz.camren
Scaring you more than @vreihen?
Yeah, @vreihen is just talking about poop, your posting inbred pikachus