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ra4u2nv
07-06-2005, 05:26 PM
How do I calculate the volume on a custom fiberglass box I made. It is my first box and I want to know if I can put 1 or 2 10" subs. It was molded in the car and has all types of grooves so how can I know the internal volume on this enclosure.

thanks
rick

cjjackson85
07-06-2005, 05:33 PM
Fill it with water, measure the water...

ra4u2nv
07-06-2005, 05:35 PM
How do I convert it from gallons to cu ft.

cjjackson85
07-06-2005, 05:38 PM
Eww... metrics. :crazy:

cjjackson85
07-06-2005, 05:38 PM
How do I convert it from gallons to cu ft.

chinny
07-06-2005, 05:49 PM

x2

snebes
07-06-2005, 05:52 PM
x2

x11ty billion

ra4u2nv
07-06-2005, 05:53 PM
greatly apprecciated

ruckus
07-06-2005, 07:56 PM
1 US gallons = 0.133680556 cu. feet

Ive also heard of using packaging peanuts to measure the volume of a fiberglass box

bcarpenterfhl
07-06-2005, 09:15 PM
water is still way more accurate, but you wouldnt be far off with packing peanuts. water will also show any unsealed parts in the enclosure.

pearldrummer
07-06-2005, 10:06 PM
water is still way more accurate, but you wouldnt be far off with packing peanuts. water will also show any unsealed parts in the enclosure.

wont the water ruin the mdf baffle though? i heard when mdf gets wet it is trash.

Chance89
07-06-2005, 11:53 PM
I built my fibreglass box a while ago wanting to port it....but I won't do it unless I know my absolute volume...problem is half wood, half fibreglass...So I could'nt fill er with water...don't know what the hell packaging peanuts are either???...any other ideas...cause I want to port it

bcarpenterfhl
07-07-2005, 01:17 AM
if by the baffle, you mean the mdf rings, a coat or two of resin will seal it right up.

amedeuce
07-07-2005, 02:18 AM
http://www.onlineconversion.com/

ruckus
07-08-2005, 02:33 PM
I built my fibreglass box a while ago wanting to port it....but I won't do it unless I know my absolute volume...problem is half wood, half fibreglass...So I could'nt fill er with water...don't know what the hell packaging peanuts are either???...any other ideas...cause I want to port it

what planet are you from that you dont know packaging peanuts?

http://www.pacfolio.com/images/instock_pics/shipping_peanuts.jpg

cjjackson85
07-08-2005, 02:37 PM
Mars... :rotflol:

bcarpenterfhl
07-08-2005, 02:39 PM
what planet are you from that you dont know packaging peanuts?

http://www.pacfolio.com/images/instock_pics/shipping_peanuts.jpg

thats packaging "popcorn", not peanuts. :up2somet:

ruckus
07-08-2005, 02:40 PM
buttered or unbuttered? and does it taste better than ceiling popcorn?

but actually from the manufacturer it is sold as Styrofoam Peanuts