Step 1: Materials Needed:
old gang plate
junk 3 gang universal outlet or any available
recycled PVC switch box
universal screw driver with bits or plain old screw driver will do the trick
long nose pliers
1 meter flat electrical wire
old plug from junk appliances I found on the trash bin
Step 2: Preparing the Dimmer Switch
Step 3: Assembling the Outlet and Plug
attach the first end to the plug and the other end to the 3 gang outlet.
remove top screws of the outlet
lift the cover and set cover aside
attach both ends of the flat wire you cut on the screws provided
tighten screw on both corner
tighten screw on top
and set aside
Step 4: Assembling the Dimmer Switch to the Gang Plate
set aside the cover
place top cover onto the dimmer switch
attach dimmer switch on the lower portion of the gang plate
and press the dimmer switch in until you hear a snap
check if the dimmer switch is lock snugly into the gang plate
Step 5: Assembling the Wiring Inside the PVC Switch Box
attach the first wire with the other end wire of the dimmer switch
tighten the joined wired with a long nose plier neatly
solder the joined wire to make it stronger, but if you don't know how to solder just make sure the joined wire are tight and insulate it with electrical tape
Just follow the diagram below just replace the lamp with the outlet
but first before you solder the wires don't forget to make a knot on both pieces of flat wire to prevent the assembled wire from pulling apart.
then continue to follow the diagram and join the wire properly
refer to the picture below to check if you wired it correctly
solder all the joined wire and insulate it with electrical wire, don't forget this one to avoid shorting.
refer to picture below
Step 6: Attaching the Dimmer Switch to the PVC Switch Box
place the lower portion of the gang plate onto the PVC switch box
place the dimmer into the gang plate lower portion
tighten screw on both ends
place the top cover on and press until you hear a snap and its done, make sure it fits snugly
Now your finish and its now ready for testing!
Step 7: Testing the Finish Work
Just turn the knob to adjust the temperature you want for your soldering iron, the max wattage is 500Watts, it depends on your dimmer switch. that's all and enjoy soldering.
Looks neat don't you think:) Hope you like it guys and please give me comments and suggestions. thanks.