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dcyphure
05-13-2007, 12:27 AM
probably a stupid question, but how exactly can i know if i have any air leaks in a sealed box?

i always assumed that pushing on the sub it should feel solid and not move much if any but mine kinda sinks a bit, slowly till it bottoms, does that mean air is comming out somewhere?
i know it should be airtight but i just wanna make sure its not leaking around the sides of the sub or screws.
i'm almost completed of my first box build btw.

Blove1991
05-13-2007, 12:55 AM
If you have a funny feeling take the sub out and caulk the whole inside of the box and let the caulk sit for like 24 hours with the sub out due to some **** in caulk that eats the surround and then put the subwoofer back in.

To then check have the sub playing a song and feel around the box slowly for a airleak at the seams

WantedIsHere
05-13-2007, 01:00 AM
put yer head inside of it and screamas loud as you can... if it sounds like there is a leak go from there...

Twistid
05-13-2007, 01:04 AM
pour water in it duh:rolleyes:

Nukedsodapop
05-13-2007, 01:11 AM
pour water in it duh:rolleyes:




duh :rolleyes:

uhoh45
05-13-2007, 03:00 AM
seal the sub hole, and put it in water and then hook it up to an air compressor, its like testing a tire for a hole

ultimate157
05-13-2007, 04:19 AM
Like you already have done, push on the middle of the cone in gently, and if it slowly comes back out you have a leak. If it springs back out rapidly, no leak.

dumple
05-13-2007, 04:23 AM
if it isnt carpeted play a song and rub like liquid soap along the seems and look for bubbles

Decipha
05-13-2007, 04:37 AM
how about you just have the sub playing and feel for leaks?

rpfuror
05-13-2007, 12:43 PM
if it isnt carpeted play a song and rub like liquid soap along the seems and look for bubbles

^^^ that is a good answer...



Like you already have done, push on the middle of the cone in gently, and if it slowly comes back out you have a leak. If it springs back out rapidly, no leak.

^^^ so is this.

Trixter
05-14-2007, 02:13 PM
if you just play the sub and feel around the seams with your hand you can feel if there's a leak. if in doubt, seal all seams from the inside and let dry. looking at one side while there's a flash light on the other side works too.

SethPhillips
05-14-2007, 02:35 PM
pee on the box!!!

dcyphure
05-14-2007, 09:42 PM
pee on the box!!!

5th of dark eyes gave me the sh!tz so i tried that instead, no leaks!