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dakayus
07-04-2008, 09:52 PM
Hi I'm going to install a sealed subwoofer, so my box is fully carpeted, but shouldn't it be air tight so should I remove the carpet where the subwoofer touches it so it seals well?

Trkle
07-04-2008, 09:56 PM
no its fine

HungNeckTight
07-04-2008, 09:56 PM
get a old bike tube and cut it to a strip. then put the strip on top of the carpet and then screw it down real good. thats what i do and they have bin ok.

Twistid
07-04-2008, 09:57 PM
a good way to test it, is fill the box with water, then mount the woofer and see if the water leaks out where the woofer meets the carpet , if it doesnt, take the woofer back out , drain the water, and remount the woofer with no worries :D

60ndown
07-04-2008, 09:57 PM
whatever makes the best seal, if the holes a bit big carpets good, if the holes tight carpet will be in the way, use your best thinking :)

BassmentJack
07-04-2008, 09:59 PM
a good way to test it, is fill the box with water, then mount the woofer and see if the water leaks out where the woofer meets the carpet , if it doesnt, take the woofer back out , drain the water, and remount the woofer with no worries :D

:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

SPY
07-04-2008, 11:15 PM
a good way to test it, is fill the box with water, then mount the woofer and see if the water leaks out where the woofer meets the carpet , if it doesnt, take the woofer back out , drain the water, and remount the woofer with no worries :D

I do this with all my boxes, never fails :rolleyes:

dumpin907
07-04-2008, 11:21 PM
I do this with all my boxes, never fails :rolleyes:

make sure you let the water sit in the box for a while to make sure the wood absorbs it for best results

whizdumb
07-05-2008, 01:23 PM
Make sure it's pool water, too.

dakayus
07-05-2008, 02:57 PM
lol awesome advice. I think I like the bike tubing method the best as it seems i'm allergic to water now haha.

TurdFergueson2
07-05-2008, 03:01 PM
My subs came with some weather strip stuff to seal around them. you could use that.