Installing a 110 Electrical Port on a Little Guy

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Installing a 110 Electrical Port on a Little Guy

Postby NW_Subie » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:51 am

I'm wondering how hard it would be to install a 110 electrical port on my Little Guy? :thinking:

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Postby bledsoe3 » Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:39 pm

Just drill a hole and screw and seal the port. I got mine at West Marine at Delta Park.
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Postby NW_Subie » Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:48 pm

Any issues drilling into the laminated skin? Other pitfalls?
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Drilling thru the Little Guy

Postby Pdbeta » Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:45 pm

I used a sharp (new blade) hole saw of the size I needed and a 110 volt drill. I located a suitable place on the fiberglass side and drilled the hole.
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Postby bledsoe3 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:28 am

I used a hole saw. Drill from one side until about 1/2 way through. Then drill the rest of the way from the other side. This will prevent a lot of splintering.
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Postby b.bodemer » Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:40 pm

Like Bledsoe mentioed....I used the same technique: drilling half way and then once it broke through witht the drill bit then finsihed the hole from the other side.

I did a test first on some scrap 1/2" oak I had and it worked great.
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Postby bledsoe3 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:35 pm

Subie, If you need help or don't have a hole saw, shoot me a PM.

Bring 'er over and we'll cut a hole in that sucker.
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Postby Geron » Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:22 am

bledsoe3 wrote:I used a hole saw. Drill from one side until about 1/2 way through. Then drill the rest of the way from the other side. This will prevent a lot of splintering.


I used a spade bit with the same technique. A hole saw will give you a cleaner cut but I had no problems with the spade bit. Believe mine was 1 1/4" IIRC.

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Postby Dennis T » Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:16 am

Just be careful of the hidden screws. Hit one and the bit goes bad real quick.
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