General Tools and Materials:
Consult a licensed electrician if your installation requires electrical work that you are unfamiliar with.
- Be sure to obey all safety rules and recommendations set forth by tool manufacturers.
- Wear safety glasses during the entire installation process.
- Always comply with clearances set forth by the manufacturer of stoves, fireplaces, furnaces, and any other heat source.
Plan the Installation
- Trim and dry fit panels for the row where hole is required (example light switch, cable wire). Determine which panel(s) will need to be cut.
- Consult the appropriate Panel Installation Guide for full installation instructions.
- Remove outlet cover or decorative pieces.
- Outline the perimeter of the box or hole with a material that will transfer a mark to the back of the panel. Chalk, paint or caulk all work well.
- Press the panel against the wall and mark the back of the panel.
Pro Tip: Install the panels leading up to the outlet before marking the panel to cut.
- Screw Gun/Drill Driver & Bits
- Jig Saw with Finish Blade
- Drill pilot holes in the corners.
- Use a jig saw to cut along the outline of the outlet surround marked in Step 2.
Pro Tip: Cut about 1/8” inside the lines to allow for a snug fit.
- Course Grit Sandpaper
- Hold the panel up to the wall and ensure that the hole is centered on the outlet.
- If needed, use a coarse grit sandpaper to adjust the hole.
Install Panels & Finish as Appropriate
- Install the rest of the panels based on the appropriate panel installation guide.