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burtonsnow83
06-24-2003, 01:16 AM
just wondering what would be a good size screw to screw in a sub with, bout 1 inch or shorter...or longer, what size do you use?

paikiah
06-24-2003, 01:19 AM
Originally posted by burtonsnow83
just wondering what would be a good size screw to screw in a sub with, bout 1 inch or shorter...or longer, what size do you use?

let's see... wood is about 0.75" thick and I WOULD like the sub to stay in place once I tighten the screws.

1" would do nicely, giving a max of 0.25" for gasket. (it's more towards 0.1", but I prefer my screws to go through the wood, not halfway)

mgaidica
06-24-2003, 02:57 PM
1 1/4 works very well for me.. while anything between 1-2" is just fine..

evo2k3
06-26-2003, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by mgaidica
1 1/4 works very well for me.. while anything between 1-2" is just fine..

yeah most people use the 1.25's for screwing the box together and they work fine for mounting the sub as well....but make sure you are using course threaded drywall screws.

slipknot87420
06-26-2003, 01:40 PM
i use #6 1 5/8in drywall screws

kingpin_jeffie
06-27-2003, 01:25 AM
My dad is a carpenter so i asked him and he told me the rule of thumb when screwing two pieces together is to have the screw driven in at least as deep as the top piece is thick.

ie 3/4" MDF means you should go with at least 1.5"

Of course I remember him being quite drunk when he imparted this wisdom to me but, it hasn't failed me yet.

paikiah
06-27-2003, 01:41 AM
Originally posted by kingpin_jeffie
My dad is a carpenter so i asked him and he told me the rule of thumb when screwing two pieces together is to have the screw driven in at least as deep as the top piece is thick.

ie 3/4" MDF means you should go with at least 1.5"

Of course I remember him being quite drunk when he imparted this wisdom to me but, it hasn't failed me yet.


drunk or not, I'd trust the words of a carpenter about woodworking techniques..:)

kingpin_jeffie
07-01-2003, 12:59 AM
touche