My parents have their TV/VCR etc. plugged into an outlet regulated by a single-pole light switch. They leave it on all the time so as not to erase VCR programming and such.
Recently they’ve started having someone come in to clean the house, and the crew simply can’t understand not to touch that switch. So I’ve been called in to remove the switch and replace it with a blank faceplate.
Googling pulls up all sorts of DIY pages on how to replace a switch, but I’m having a hell of a time finding out how to remove one.
From what I understand, there are just two wires connecting to the switch (behind the faceplate), so I should shut down the power to that room, remove the whole switch, twist those two bare ends together, wrap with electrical tape, and screw on the blank faceplate. I just want some assurance from someone more expert than I that I won’t be causing a short and burning down my inheritance.