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Old 11-12-2010, 03:37 PM   #11
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:56 PM   #12
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What about a hole saw??

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Old 11-12-2010, 05:31 PM   #13
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C'mon guys, they do sell black outlets.



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Old 11-13-2010, 06:48 PM   #14
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What about a hole saw??
Hole saw didn't work for me. But the unibit and a kind of rotary rasp made pretty quick work of it. I'd have done a square hole and the outlet cover but my enclosure isn't large enough for that.
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I used the large harbor freight step bit, the larges step was the same size as those outlets.

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Curious why a hole saw wouldn't work...did you try a bi-metal one? That should go through that box in about 10 seconds. Ok, maybe 30.

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Old 11-16-2010, 08:59 PM   #17
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hell, i cut through a 12 gauge steel box with a hole saw meant for wood, so don't tell me you can't do it....

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I was able to mount PID and switches. Now I'm looking to put in three receptacles. I think I'd need to drill a 1.6" hole to fit these receptacles. Not sure how to do that. I used a step bit for the switches. Any suggestions? Is there another type of receptacle that would better suit mounting in the back of my enclosure?

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Care to share some more pictures of the finished product (both inside and out)? I am planning to build the exact same control box and would like to use yours as a guide/template.
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I used my dremmel with the bit that looks like a drill but it will make cuts in all directions. Not sure what the name of the bit is but it makes very accurate cuts. My receptacle outlets turned out nicely I did not have room to put outlet covers on so it was important that the hole shape was clean.

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Care to share some more pictures of the finished product (both inside and out)? I am planning to build the exact same control box and would like to use yours as a guide/template.
Hear's a thread with a cost breakdown and one pic of the finished product. I'll try and post more soon when I get some time. Too much work! Cheers.
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