south bay salvage crawl, I've been cranking out the projects this week. This one was a find at Halted; 600V panic buttons on sale for $4.95. I didn't need much deliberation on the matter of buying one...
my tape days.
as I've painfully learned before, the plastic ones are surprisingly brittle.
Getting the button apart isn't what I would call particularly tricky, but is actually simpler than I expected, which got me in quite a bit of trouble.
There has been some concern about this doing damage to the wall. I certainly would only want to install this in a "new-construction" gang box, and not one of the floating "old-work" ones that aren't nailed directly to a stud. I'd also tend not to get overzealous about using it, but that's true for most things in life.