Originally Posted by Ranger9913
I purchased a chassis punch 1.25" and purchased a 240v 5500w element from home depot. I was able to punch the hole smoothly and easily, however the element will not go through. If I use a step bit I think my next mark will be 1.5" will that be to big. Do the camco elements fit through a 1.25"?
Step bits have much smaller steps than that, you can EASILY open it up with a step bit. Though, I have to say my CAMCOs fit in my 1.25" holes. You are looking at the next step on a step drill being 1.375"
That said, all of these elements are the same size, unless you bought some specialized element, which I doubt at HD.
Are you sure the hole that was punched was 1.25"? Many times punch sizes are NOT the size hole they punch. This has ruined some kettles and coolers here