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Old 02-29-2012, 04:35 PM   #31
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that wont be a problem for your 240 outlet because you will never draw much (if any) current through the neutral line.


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Old 03-01-2012, 12:30 PM   #32
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I used a 1" KO punch to put in holes for my pump outlets. I used these for outlets:
http://www.homedepot.com/Electrical-...kuId=202887036

A 1" punch is just barely too small so I need to use a grinder or something to make the holes a little bigger. I took pictures but forgot to put the memory card in my camera. Tonight I will put in the holes for the RTD panel mount connectors and for the power cord. I hope to get it painted as well. Hopefully I will have pictures tomorrow morning. I am also looking for a way to attach the power cord to the hole in the panel. Any ideas?


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Old 03-01-2012, 02:50 PM   #33
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I used a 1" KO punch to put in holes for my pump outlets. I used these for outlets:
http://www.homedepot.com/Electrical-...kuId=202887036

A 1" punch is just barely too small so I need to use a grinder or something to make the holes a little bigger. I took pictures but forgot to put the memory card in my camera. Tonight I will put in the holes for the RTD panel mount connectors and for the power cord. I hope to get it painted as well. Hopefully I will have pictures tomorrow morning. I am also looking for a way to attach the power cord to the hole in the panel. Any ideas?
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I have Green Lee punch set: 1/2", 3/4", 1" ans 1 1/4" if you need to use them for that?
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:54 PM   #34
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1 1/4" would be way too big, I only need like an extra 1/32" all the way around. Did you use those to punch holes in your kegs?
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:24 PM   #35
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BE EXTRA CAREFUL IF YOU'RE GOING TO USE A CONDUIT PUNCH!

I used a 1-1/4" conduit punch which resulted in a 1-7/8" hole. That why I am all welded, now.

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Old 03-01-2012, 03:43 PM   #36
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Anyone know what size conduit punch to use for the elements?
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Yes I plan on using the punches for my kegs. I need to get a larger drill bit for the pilot holes.
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It might be easier to use a smaller punch for the pilot holes
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If you have the harbor freight conduit punch set, I used the second to largest one for the electric element, I think it's a 1". The 1/2" works great for ball valves, makes a perfect 7/8" hole. I also used the 3/4 to punch the perfect size hole for the pump outlets like you have above. I guess conduit punches and chassis punches are different size.
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If you have the harbor freight conduit punch set, I used the second to largest one for the electric element, I think it's a 1". The 1/2" works great for ball valves, makes a perfect 7/8" hole. I also used the 3/4 to punch the perfect size hole for the pump outlets like you have above. I guess conduit punches and chassis punches are different size.
Harbor Freight punch sets are "Electrical Conduit Punches" & punch a hole for the conduit fitting.

Here are the stated sizes and the actual hole size:

Die - Actual Hole
1/2" = 7/8"
3/4" = 1-3/32"
1" = 1-11/32"
1-1/4" = 1-11/16"

So, with that stated, be very careful.


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