I am trying to put a motion sensor switch in a surface mounted box as shown:
However, the switch has a "plate" (where the "tabs" would be on a normal switch) that does not fit inside the faceplate as shown below:
The only thing I can thing to do is cut that "plate" on the switch (with a hacksaw?)? It seems like even though I don't have to cut much, it'd be awwwfuly close to the hole where the nut is to hold the switch onto the faceplate (actually using a nut here seemed odd, but perhaps this is normal for these steel boxes?).
What am I supposed to do here?
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Here is how it turned out:
With the mud ring, before the faceplate:
Final result (using a nylon decora faceplate, because I haven't gotten a chance to go to a proper electrical supply house to get a metal faceplate:
It does seem "less than fitting/flush", but it's better than it was!