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Hi,
DIYer here with I think a super simple question. I'm trying to remove a knockout in an electric box. Tried tapping from both sides with a hammer and screwdriver but no luck. Seems like an older box. Definitely looks more solid than what I see today for sale. Any ideas on how to remove? Photos attached from both sides.
Thanks much!
Peter
 

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Pete999

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Hi,
DIYer here with I think a super simple question. I'm trying to remove a knockout in an electric box. Tried tapping from both sides with a hammer and screwdriver but no luck. Seems like an older box. Definitely looks more solid than what I see today for sale. Any ideas on how to remove? Photos attached from both sides.
Thanks much!
Peter
Don't think it's knock out Mate, more likely a screwed conduit entry point, see the screwdriver slot in the pic from the outside.
 

pirate

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Not sure about the solidity of those fixing screws...even if it was a knockout, and I'm with Pete999 on that, you'd knock it off its fixing if you tried
 

snowhead

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Looks like it's got a slot in the blank, try big flat screwdriver and unscrew it.
Like Pete says.
If not drill a couple of small holes side by side and hammer a flat screwdiver in and twist.
 

Pete999

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Can't see any ground wires in that box.
Can' see any knockouts either.
 
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Thanks all. It was just stuck from a few layers of paint. It was a screw mount. Took a while but I got it...
 

Megawatt

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Hi,
DIYer here with I think a super simple question. I'm trying to remove a knockout in an electric box. Tried tapping from both sides with a hammer and screwdriver but no luck. Seems like an older box. Definitely looks more solid than what I see today for sale. Any ideas on how to remove? Photos attached from both sides.
Thanks much!
Peter
Peter there is nothing to knoc out if you look on the sides of the box you will see 1/2 screw seals just take a screw driver and screw one of them out so you can use that hole
 

Pete999

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Peter there is nothing to knoc out if you look on the sides of the box you will see 1/2 screw seals just take a screw driver and screw one of them out so you can use that hole
Is this me you are talking to Mike?
 

Megawatt

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Oh good thought is was not like MW to call me Peter.
No @Pete999 I was talking to the OP he ended his question with Peter as Telectrix stated but y’all was right and have a great night
 
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