Feren (feren) wrote,

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You're kidding me, right?

Somehow (I don't know how exactly) I broke the lightswitch in the kitchen for the fixture over the kitchen table. It's stuck in the ON position and won't turn OFF, opting instead to jam halfway down each time I try to toggle it. I have an illustrious career of breaking things (though not as illustrious as doomsey as I'm sure I've never crashed a remote control) but this is a first for me.

I'm going to unscrew the bulb from the fixture and leave the switch up in the "on" position. I hope whatever broke inside will refrain from arcing and catching fire before I can replace the switch.

Could we leave the lights on this time

[Edit 7:59 PM] I've replaced the switch -- fortunately I live near a number of home improvement stores, so securing a new unit wasn't too hard. Copper-clad aluminum, besides being crappy for wiring, also makes your light switches more expensive. This one was $3.27! For a single 15A two-position switch!

PS: Looking in the wall box as I replaced the broken switch made me sad.
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