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Old 03-14-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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I have seen people mount the dryer outlet in the front of the spa panel. Is there any reason not to mount it at the top of the panel where the hole is and that little metal plate covers it? seems like it would be nice not to have to keep the panel door open while brewing.

 
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:26 PM   #2
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It's just the matter of the cord having to drape over the top corner that may be undesirable. Not necessarily bad, just something to consider.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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I would say most people would frown on the possibility of moisture running into it. I just tapped it an ran my conduit into the cover.

 
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:58 PM   #4
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I would say most people would frown on the possibility of moisture running into it. I just tapped it an ran my conduit into the cover.
thats why i was considering running it in that top hole. so the lid could be closed while in operation.

 
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:07 PM   #5
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The receptacle I have does not fit the square hole at the top perfectly. There's a gap on one side if I recall. Quite big. I figure I'll just buy a cheap Harbot Freight holesaw for it. I'm dropping a lot of money into the system, might as well do it right and not have one thing an eyesore.

 
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:41 PM   #6
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The receptacle I have does not fit the square hole at the top perfectly. There's a gap on one side if I recall. Quite big. I figure I'll just buy a cheap Harbot Freight holesaw for it. I'm dropping a lot of money into the system, might as well do it right and not have one thing an eyesore.
This is what my panel looks like
i was just going to cut a hole in that cover and mount it in there.


 
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:43 PM   #7
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Oh, sorry I misunderstood you. Thought you meant you'd just put the receptacle in the circle-hole there and not mess with the plate - to try and avoid cutting it.

 
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:47 PM   #8
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Oh, sorry I misunderstood you. Thought you meant you'd just put the receptacle in the circle-hole there and not mess with the plate - to try and avoid cutting it.
I dont know what that hole is supposed to be used for. Its pretty big to be using for wire. I thought that might be a good use for it, i dunno

 
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The hole is used for a service entrance type compression flange I suppose in case this was used as a garage subpanel or ???? who knows.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:01 PM   #10
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A good holesaw will solve all your problems.

 
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