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Old 08-30-2019, 10:38 PM   #15
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Gah!! No I feel stupid. Instead of drilling from the outside, I drilled only a pilot hole from the outside, trying to eyeball the center, then went inside to drill the big interior hole, which was a real pain to get to. This was on 23FB I had before. Why can't I see things like this more obviously.
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Gah!! No I feel stupid. Instead of drilling from the outside, I drilled only a pilot hole from the outside, trying to eyeball the center, then went inside to drill the big interior hole, which was a real pain to get to. This was on 23FB I had before. Why can't I see things like this more obviously.
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Old 08-31-2019, 12:09 AM   #17
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I'm preparing to install a 30 amp stainless Furrion port on our 68 Caravel.

This guy is drilling through his 68 Caravel for the same reason......will help with previsualization.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BaeaPvLFjaZ/

Thanks for the tips on starting the hole.
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Gah!! No I feel stupid. Instead of drilling from the outside, I drilled only a pilot hole from the outside, trying to eyeball the center, then went inside to drill the big interior hole, which was a real pain to get to. This was on 23FB I had before. Why can't I see things like this more obviously.

That's good practice when you're working with wood (to drill from the show face)... not really necessary with the aluminum but probably did make the interior side of the hole cut a little cleaner.
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The one you used doesn't look like those I used as an electrician, a million years ago. They had numerous teeth. They tended to wobble & oversize the hole. Could yours be a diamond blade?

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Old 09-10-2019, 04:06 PM   #20
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I might have fainted if I'd known what I was looking at. But I did guess that it was for a smart plug so I'm learning! You guys are hilarious--thanks for the entertainment!
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The one you used doesn't look like those I used as an electrician, a million years ago. They had numerous teeth. They tended to wobble & oversize the hole. Could yours be a diamond blade?

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Nope just a standard bi-metal Milwaukee holesaw.
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Nope just a standard bi-metal Milwaukee holesaw.
👍Just ordered the complete smart plug (stainless) to install myself.

Of course I'll have to figure how to remove the carpeted "step" on the side wall. I'm guessing it's not screwed to the inside skin. Any thoughts on this?
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👍Just ordered the complete smart plug (stainless) to install myself.

Of course I'll have to figure how to remove the carpeted "step" on the side wall. I'm guessing it's not screwed to the inside skin. Any thoughts on this?
You should be able to do all the work from outside if you want to. Mine had enough slack in the wire to pull it out of the wall to work on.
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You should be able to do all the work from outside if you want to. Mine had enough slack in the wire to pull it out of the wall to work on.
My '03 Classic has the old style permanently installed cable. So I have to open up the interior side to access the junction box between the panel & terminating cable.

Oh wait, this is for a friend 😱😎

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Yeeesh; that's nothing.

Try cutting a 14"x14" hole on the roof, just ahead of the end cap, (that you can't sit or step on); knowing that 120 volt and 12volt wiring are running just underneath the skin; praying that AS pre wired for a rear compartment fan, (they did).......that gets the pucker factor up!

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Try cutting a 14"x14" hole on the roof

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