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Old 08-26-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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I am planing on installing a wall mounted transfer switch to my electric
service panel in my garage however the instructions show the conduit
from the switch going into a knock out hole in the bottom of a wall mounted service panel box. My service panel is built in to the wall. how do I access the panel with the conduit from the transfer switch and make it look neat?
What do the electricians use to make it look neat in the wall. Is their a knock out in the bottom of the panel inside the wall?

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Old 08-26-2012, 08:32 AM   #2
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There really isn't much of a choice. You are going to have to open the drywall. The next problem you are going to encounter is the studs covering up the side KO's.

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I'm not an electrician but have worked for plenty and have common sense.

My suggestion would be to use either EMT or plastic conduit. Ok now for the caveat...depending on your local code. If this is for yourself then code, schmode! Do it do it's safe. If its for a customer well, use your best judgement.

Anyway, there are knockouts in the electrical panel. Usually on the top bottom and sides. You may have to remove a section of the wall to access it but it's there. If not you can buy a greenlea punch. They're pricey but harbor freight has them too at beyond half price. Sometime they're colloquially called a "slug buster".

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I'm not an electrician but have worked for plenty and have common sense.

My suggestion would be to use either EMT or plastic conduit. Ok now for the caveat...depending on your local code. If this is for yourself then code, schmode! Do it do it's safe. If its for a customer well, use your best judgement.

Anyway, there are knockouts in the electrical panel. Usually on the top bottom and sides. You may have to remove a section of the wall to access it but it's there. If not you can buy a greenlea punch. They're pricey but harbor freight has them too at beyond half price. Sometime they're colloquially called a "slug buster".

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Great idea......until he goes to sell the house and the home inspectors start flagging things. More and more people are starting to get wise to this sort of thing with the huge amount of shows on t.v with people getting screwed buying houses not up to standards.


Not to mention if its in the code its there for safety reasons.
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