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jodywoj 12-26-2012 01:36 PM

Stripped Panel Screws
 
My house has three Siemens panels. Two @ 200 amp and one @ 100 amp generator panel. All three panels have at least one stripped panel cover screw. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

joecaption 12-26-2012 01:39 PM

Not a big deal, Could just go with the next sized larger screw. Simplest way would be to use a self tapping screw.

jodywoj 12-26-2012 01:46 PM

Thanks. The existing screws just looked a little unique. I know they should be blunt ended.

SeniorSitizen 12-26-2012 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jodywoj (Post 1079916)
My house has three Siemens panels. Two @ 200 amp and one @ 100 amp generator panel. All three panels have at least one stripped panel cover screw. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

The code Gawds may raise hell with this suggestion, but if you want to go for appearance using the original screws, JD weld the hole closed then re - drill and tap.

md2lgyk 12-26-2012 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Fairview (Post 1079935)
The code Gawds may raise hell with this suggestion, but if you want to go for appearance using the original screws, JD weld the hole closed then re - drill and tap.

Can you really tap threads in JB Weld?? I would not have thought so.

jodywoj 12-26-2012 05:03 PM

The metal is so thin, i really don't think it will work.

SeniorSitizen 12-26-2012 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by jodywoj (Post 1080047)
The metal is so thin, i really don't think it will work.

If this is a machine screw a nut may work if it could be JB welded to the inside using the screw for alignment and holding the nut in position until the epoxy or JB weld dries. Or a thinner piece of metal pre drilled and tapped used in the same manner. May want to apply a small amount of release agent to the screw.

Hardway 12-26-2012 05:45 PM

JB Weld: You can cut, drill, file, tap, machine!:thumbsup:

Hardway 12-26-2012 05:52 PM

You can use clip nuts maybe!
They come in smaller sizes, just used link for an example.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...1766&ppt=C0142

jodywoj 12-26-2012 06:10 PM

The think the clip nuts are the way to go

frenchelectrican 12-26-2012 07:59 PM

If the 10-32 screw is stripped out then the next size you can use is 1/4-20 but you may want to tap it first.

By the way 10-32 is the same screw you will find with green grounding screw which you will see in the junction box.

Merci,
Marc

Thurman 12-26-2012 08:08 PM

The poster was asking about the screws which hold the panel doors on. To say that the Siemens panel's door screws are "unique" would be a mis-statement, they are indeed weird. IF memory (?) serves me correctly the 200 and the 100 amp panels have six (6) screws which hold the door/cover on. IF only one screw is not tightening properly I believe that this is still within code--check local coding on this. I'm not sure about placing anything within these panels which could come loose, may be an NEC violation.

frenchelectrican 12-26-2012 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Thurman (Post 1080190)
The poster was asking about the screws which hold the panel doors on. To say that the Siemens panel's door screws are "unique" would be a mis-statement, they are indeed weird. IF memory (?) serves me correctly the 200 and the 100 amp panels have six (6) screws which hold the door/cover on. IF only one screw is not tightening properly I believe that this is still within code--check local coding on this. I'm not sure about placing anything within these panels which could come loose, may be an NEC violation.

All the Siemans panel on 200 amp size they typically come in 6 screws ( under 42 spaces ) while the 100 amp size panel typically only come with 4 screws.

The only time you may hit more than 6 screws is larger tubs like 60 space panel they will come with 8 screws or 400 amp panels and larger will have that many as well.

Merci,
Marc


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