Electrical Panel Screws ?

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Old 11-17-12, 05:35 PM
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Electrical Panel Screws ?

I have a Murray Panel installed around 1984 - when I purchased the home.
Turns out the contractor eons ago lost them and just used -whatever- screw to hold the panel. Long gone by now.

I can't seem to find the right thread/screw for this panel.

Anybody happen to know what screw/thread pitch it uses or am I going crazy
 
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Old 11-17-12, 07:00 PM
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Panel screws are sold in packages at box stores. They have a rather course thread, I believe 10-24 and above all, they have a blunt end to help eliminating wire punctures.
 
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Old 11-17-12, 07:26 PM
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Just to add to Larry's comment, big box stores have those packages on a hook in the electrical section along with the electrical panels.
 
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Old 11-18-12, 06:46 AM
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Every manufacturer uses slightly different screws. The exact screw is not critical as long as the cover is securely attached to the box.
 
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Old 11-18-12, 07:39 AM
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Many times the panel screws will have a very large head. If you can not find a screw that works, I have used toggle bolt screws that are 3/16" and cut them off to the right length. They have a large head to help hold the cover on.
 
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Amazon has everything!
Amazon.com: Siemens ECTS2 Cover Screws for Siemens or Murray Load Centers: Home Improvement

I do know that the 80's era Murray panels have a coarser thread than current. Will still work but harder to get the screws started.
 
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Old 11-18-12, 09:46 AM
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Even better! Thanks Astuff
 
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Old 11-18-12, 05:23 PM
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OR.....Cheaper at Home Depot......still might have to order them though

Trim Screws for Siemens and Murray Load Centers (6-Pack)-ECTS2 at The Home Depot
 
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Old 11-18-12, 05:39 PM
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Square D panel screws work in Murray panels as well.
 
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