Originally Posted by Slim
I am rewiring my outside porch light
on my 13' Scamp
. I am disconnecting the outside switch and putting a switch inside near the door. It will be mounted on the side of the storage cabinet, behind screen door (fiberglass surface). I do not need any help with the wiring, but am concerned about drilling/cutting into the fiberglass that the switch will be mounted to. Any suggestions for type of switch (e.g....toggle, rocker, push), best way to mount, and best way not to mess up fiberglass when drilling or cutting would be appreciated. Thanks.
I prefer to make as small a hole as possible anytime I'm going through any of fiberglass. If you change the bulb to an LED bulb any switch will do. With the incandescent bulb any switch rated for 1.5 amp or more will do. I wouldn't use a house 120 wall switch.
I put CCFL lamps under the kitchen overhead cabinets. I bought a couple small round rocker switches. Mounted those in wood block, then mounted the wood block to the fiberglass with velcro. A small hole was drilled to pass the wires into the overhead cabinet. 3 CCFL lamps and 4 or 6 1/8" holes and job was done.
For one thing it's just too easy to reach outside and turn on and off the porch light
to mess with it. Another the only time I use the porch light
is in a non lighted campground to see the key hole in the door handle, that only if I don't have a flashlight in my pocket. Outside light
destroys my night vision, so if sitting outside at night I like to be able to see the stars, the night critters, etc. Light
seems to drive the night critters away and keeps me from seeing a lot of stars. That's also the same reasons I don't have campfires.