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Old 12-08-2019, 06:14 PM   #1
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Anyone else wish that panels had no knockouts I would rather make my own. there are times when you want to come into a panel with a larger conduit and the ko are in the way.
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Old 12-08-2019, 06:17 PM   #2
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I feel like nothing should come with concentric knockouts. If you don’t have the equipment to make a hole in a box, panel, or any other electrical equipment; then go buy it or don’t do electrical work.


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Nope, I’m happy with the knockouts. I don’t want to spend the time drilling or punching panels. In a few situations when I need to bring a larger pipe into a panel where there are small knockouts, I just go for it and then use reducing washers to cover up any of the little KOs that popped out.
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I can see how industrial service work would have different preference than residential changeout.
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I would prefer the option. On a resi panel change I would like the KOs, but there have been plenty of times I would prefer there to be no KOs in the panel, especially if doing a gutter on top of a panel of something like that and I want to go straight up with a couple of 2" EMTs or something like that.

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Anyone else wish that panels had no knockouts I would rather make my own. there are times when you want to come into a panel with a larger conduit and the ko are in the way.
Don't buy load centers.
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They should make all panels like commercial panels with blank end plates. Or even interchangeable ones with different KO patterns.
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Don't buy load centers.

I agree. If your panels have KO's that's because you're buying loadcenters.
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Nope, I’m happy with the knockouts. I don’t want to spend the time drilling or punching panels. In a few situations when I need to bring a larger pipe into a panel where there are small knockouts, I just go for it and then use reducing washers to cover up any of the little KOs that popped out.

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As per NavyGuy;s suggestion, I would prefer the option.
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It depends on how much spaghetti you’re bringing into a panel. I’m not interested in punching holes into a resi panel. For a commercial panel with conduit and Teck, I will make my own holes.

The advantage to factory KO’s is that I don’t usually make holes in the wrong place .
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If you need a bigger hole than what is available you are doing it wrong...
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Anyone else wish that panels had no knockouts .

Occasionally

If I had to choose one or the other, I'd go with KO's
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I just flip the panel around, seriously... lol. The KO's usually come on one side only. Take the guts out and flip them and the cover around. Boom bop bam
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I just flip the panel around, seriously... lol. The KO's usually come on one side only. Take the guts out and flip them and the cover around. Boom bop bam
Those are panel boards, I think they are referring to loadcenters.
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