Originally Posted by hillhousesawdustco
In that case, learn how to drill a damn hole!
More or less serious. That or just switch to propane if you are in the garage anyways.
I drilled mine with a cheapass harbor freight bit and a cheapass ryobi drill. Lots of tutorials here on hbt...but really it is just stopping and checking to see when the element fits.
You are probably right. Last time I followed some online instructions and I used a 1" punch and discovered the hole was too small. Then I really messed up the stainless steel trying to cut the hole larger by hand. Apparantly they were using a 1" conduit punch and that punch makes a hole larger than 1".
I did some reading online - some say to use a 1" punch, some say to use a 1-1/4" punch and some say to use a 1-3/8" punch to cut the hole. Which size do I really need to do it right?