The only visible elements remaining are small circular outlets and switches, which sit perfectly flush with the wall.Because there are no screws, a special removal tool allows components to be extracted for maintenance or replacement in the future.To make sure you turn off the right circuit, plug a lamp into the outlet you want to replace and turn it on.Flip the circuit breaker switch to "OFF" and your lamp should turn off. Most outlet plates are in place via a single flathead screw in the middle. Traditionally there are two screws that attach the outlet to the electrical box.
The system is based on small metal toggle switches, rotary dimmers, and push-button controls with a slightly retro appeal.See more: The Newest Smart-Home Innovations We Want Now Similar to Bocci, California-based Trufig produces a system based on a special electrical box that gets built into the wall with drywall tape and joint compound during construction.Once installed, it allows switches, outlets, and home-automation controls to sit flush with the wall and uses a thin, removable fascia instead of a standard wallplate.Tools A drill or screwdriver Flat head bit Phillips head bit An extended Phillips head bit Outlet tester Grounding wire, if needed Needle nose pliers with rubber or non-metal grip New wall outlet -- a standard three prong if you're building is grounded or a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) if it's not 1.First and foremost, turn off electricity to the circuit you're working on.Make sure both receptacles on the outlet are no longer conducting electricity, as some outlets have two circuits and others may have a wall switch that controls the top or bottom of a double/duplex outlet. You can use a screwdriver or drill to remove it, just make sure that whatever you use has a rubber or other non-metal grip -- even though you've turned off the power to the circuit you're working on, it's better to be safe than sorry. Unscrew both of these and carefully pull the outlet out of the box.